Ryan Murphy To Executive Produce Oxygen’s ‘Glee Project’

By | Thursday January 13, 2011 @ 2:04pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Glee co-creator/executive producer Ryan Murphy and fellow exec producer Dante Di Loreto have signed on to executive produce Oxygen’s reality competition series, The Glee Project, whose prize is a seven-episode guest starring role on the third season of Glee on Fox. The … Read More »

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‘Glee’ To Do Justin Bieber Episode

By | Saturday January 8, 2011 @ 3:51pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Glee is going younger and younger in its theme episodes: Madonna, Britney Spears and now Justin Bieber. This may not be a full-blown theme episode like the first two, but according to TVLine‘s Michael Ausiello, Fox is planning a … Read More »

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TCA: Paul McCartney Sends ‘Glee’ Mix Tape

Diane Haithman is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage.

Sure, 19 Emmy nominations are nice – but Glee co-creators Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan realized another significant job perk recently:  A pitch from Paul McCartney suggesting that Glee feature some of his songs. “I got a mix tape from Paul McCartney a couple of days ago. I thought I was being punked,“ Murphy said at TCA.  “It just sort of came out of the blue, in a package, hand-written: ‘Hi ‘Ryan, I am hoping you would consider some of these songs for Glee. I was gobsmacked. I grew up with that guy.” Ryan added that McCartney admires the show because it supports arts education, which is a draw for many artists hoping to have their songs covered by the Glee cast.  “Our show is an ultimate pop culture fan letter to all of those artists,” Ryan said, adding that Glee has also given older generation songs another life through the show. He wants to keep the number of songs to around 5 or 6 each episode, instead of going for the 9 featured in that Madonna theme episode. Read More »

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