Hot TV Teaser: ‘Glee’

By | Saturday August 17, 2013 @ 10:23am PDT

Fox has released the first promo for the upcoming 5th season of Glee. Dubbed Once Again, the upbeat trailer features Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch and Matthew Morrison. There is no mention of the recently deceased Cory Monteith. The show returns on September 26 with two Beatles-themed … Read More »

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Ryan Murphy Exclusive On Cory Monteith Memorial Episode: “Lovely Tribute And Very Heartfelt Look At How Young People Grieve”

By | Thursday August 15, 2013 @ 9:02am PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Murphy, as part of an Emmy-timed interview this week, updates Deadline/Awardsline’s Christy Grosz about writing Glee‘s Cory Monteith memorial episode and going back to the set of the series without the actor:

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Emotional Lea Michele Dedicates Teen Choice Award To Cory Monteith

By | Sunday August 11, 2013 @ 9:01pm PDT

“He was very special to me and also to the world and we were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile and his beautiful heart,” said Lea Michele tonight … Read More »

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‘Glee’ Memorializes Cory Monteith: Video

By | Saturday August 3, 2013 @ 2:39pm PDT

Ahead of the Cory Monteith tribute planned for Glee‘s October 10 episode, Fox has released a brief memorial video to the late actor. The series returns for its fifth season on September 26.

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TCA: ‘Glee’s Cory Monteith Tribute Will Address Drug Addiction, Show Eyes End

By | Thursday August 1, 2013 @ 11:41am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Fox‘s entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly today confirmed that the planned Cory Monteith tribute will air in the third episode of Glee upcoming fifth season, which is slated to air October 10. “That is the episode … Read More »

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Lea Michele Speaks Out On Cory Monteith

By | Monday July 29, 2013 @ 10:50am PDT

Cory Montieth‘s Glee co-star and girlfriend Lea Michele has been silent publicly about Monteith’s death July 13 in a Vancouver BC hotel room. She took to her Twitter today after Glee cast, producers, Fox and studio … Read More »

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TCA: ‘Glee’s’ Mike O’Malley Remembers Cory Monteith

By | Saturday July 27, 2013 @ 9:29am PDT

Ray Richmond contributes to Deadline’s TCA coverage.

Glee regular Mike O’Malley was asked to comment on his relationship with the late Cory Monteith during a TCA panel this morning for O’Malley’s new NBC sitcom … Read More »

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20th Century Fox TV Statement On Cory Monteith Memorial

By | Thursday July 25, 2013 @ 2:59pm PDT

20th Century Fox Television has issued a statement on today’s memorial for Glee star Cory Monteith. The studio noted the gathering was private and no further details would be released. Monteith died … Read More »

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‘Glee’s Ryan Murphy Speaks On Cory Monteith Tragedy, Plans To Resume Work With Tribute Episode

By | Saturday July 20, 2013 @ 11:32am PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: In his first public comments since the tragic death of Cory Monteith from an overdose of heroin and alcohol, Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy tells Deadline that a quick return to work was a collective decision made by cast and crew, which decided the best way to deal with the grief of losing the show’s breakout star was to return to work and mourn together. That decision was made after consulting with Monteith’s longtime girlfriend and co-star Lea Michele, as well as Monteith’s heartbroken costars and crew.

“We will begin shooting in late August the two shows we had already written, so that people can physically go back to work,” Murphy said. “We will then do an episode that will deal with the death of Finn’s character and follow that with a long hiatus. I don’t know exactly when we will come back, and we are trying our best with this attempt at damage control. We are planning a memorial for the cast and crew sometime this week on the Paramount lot.” Murphy will write that episode with co-creators Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, but acknowledges they aren’t sure at this early stage what form it will take. They will have to have it ready when they finish the first two segments, which is a tribute to The Beatles, and the trio will write the episode using Michele as a creative barometer. Read More »

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Fox Pushes Back ‘Glee’ Season Premiere

By | Friday July 19, 2013 @ 3:51pm PDT

Fox Network and the producer of Glee have decided to delay the start of the new season in the wake of last week’s death of Cory Monteith. The series had been scheduled to begin its … Read More »

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Fox, ‘Glee’ Start To Grapple With Cory Monteith Death

By | Monday July 15, 2013 @ 6:29am PDT

An autopsy will be conducted on the body of Glee star Cory Monteith today, as Fox execs begin discussing how to handle the return of the series on which he was a breakout star. The show’s writers, meanwhile, will consider what to do about the first two episodes in which the return of Monteith’s character was to have played an important part. Fox network had planned to open the Glee’s fifth season early — Sept. 19 –  in order to get a batch of episodes broadcast before the network’s annual post-season baseball messing up of its primetime schedule. The first two episodes of the fifth season had been written before the traditional long summer hiatus, in order to get a jump on the new season; production had been scheduled to start next week. The return of Monteith’s character, hunky high school football star turned glee club darling Finn Hudson, was much anticipated by fans, Monteith having been absent from the final episodes of last season to check himself into a drug treatment facility late last March. The 31-year-old Monteith had been open about his substance abuse problems in the past, revealing two years earlier he’d first entered a rehab program in his late teens. Along with Lea Michele and Chris Colfer, Monteith had been prominently featured last season despite his character graduating from McKinley High at the end of the previous season as part of a show “reboot.’ When the announcement was made that he was temporarily leaving the show, Glee production house 20th Century Fox TV said in a statement, “Everyone at the show wishes him well and looks forward to his return.” Read More »

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R.I.P. Cory Monteith

By | Saturday July 13, 2013 @ 10:56pm PDT

Cory Monteith Dead Cory Monteith, who broke out as one of the original stars of Fox‘s Glee, was found dead in his hotel room Saturday in Vancouver, BC. He was 31. No foul play was suspected and Vancouver police said the actor had been dead for several hours when he was discovered this morning; acting police chief Doug Lapard says an autopsy will be performed Monday. The Vancouver Sun reported that Monteith’s family, which is from BC, were notified late Saturday of his death. “We are deeply saddened by this tragic news”, said Fox, series producer 20th Century Fox TV and Glee‘s executive producers in a statement. “Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.” According to police, Monteith had checked into the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel July 6 and was due to check out today. Read More »

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Adam Lambert Returns To Fox Family With ‘Glee’ Role

By | Wednesday July 10, 2013 @ 7:34pm PDT

Glee‘s Ryan Murphy tweeted tonight that the Season 8 American Idol runner-up will join the Fox series for its upcoming fifth season. “I am thrilled to announce that the super talented Adam LambertRead More »

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‘Glee’s New Class Upped To Series Regulars

By | Saturday June 29, 2013 @ 11:20am PDT

A day after downgrading Glee veterans Heather Morris (Brittany), Mark Salling (Puck), Amber Riley (Mercedes) and Harry Shum Jr (Mike), Fox has promoted New Directions’ latest recruits. Melissa Benoist (Marley), Jacob Artist … Read More »

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‘Glee’ Quartet No Longer Regulars

By | Friday June 28, 2013 @ 4:11pm PDT
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After expanding the cast significantly last season with several new New Directions additions, Fox dramedy Glee is doing some contraction. Heather Morris (Brittany), Mark Salling (Puck), Amber Riley (Mercedes) and Harry Shum Jr … Read More »

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Fox Fall Premiere Dates: Network To Debut Lineup Outside Of Premiere Week, Launches Staggered From September To November

By | Wednesday June 26, 2013 @ 2:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

As usual, given the number of pre-emptions for postseason baseball, Fox is getting ahead of the pack with early fall launches to give affected series longer uninterrupted runs. Last fall, Fox premiered The X Factor, Glee, Bonesand Mob Doctor in the two weeks leading to premiere week. The same shows (with newbie Sleepy Hollow in for the defunct Mob Doctor on Mondays) again will launch early this year, joined by Fox’s Tuesday comedy block. Only Friday entry Masterchef Junior and the Sunday animated block will open during the official premiere week, with Almost Human, Raising Hope and Enlisted held back until the end of baseball season. Check out Fox’s fall premiere dates after the jump:

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‘Glee’s Jacob Artist Signs With UTA

By | Thursday May 23, 2013 @ 5:04pm PDT

United Talent Agency has picked up another one of the Glee club. Jacob Artist will be joining Cory Monteith, Naya Rivera, Jayma Mays and Melissa Benoist at UTA. The actor, who was previously with APA, … Read More »

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‘24’ Reboot Eyes May 2014 Launch, ‘Idol’ Return To Three Judges & More Fox News

By | Monday May 13, 2013 @ 7:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The new 12-episode 24 event series, titled 24: Live Another Day, will likely launch in early May 2014 running into the summer, Fox‘s entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly said during an upfront conference call this morning. The original idea to continue 24 was as a feature, which died after 24 showrunner Howard Gordon and his team concluded that ”24 being compressed into two hours is not 24,” Reilly said. But after Fox announced its event series push six months ago, Gordon sparked to the idea of resurrecting 24 that way. The 12-hour version will keep the real-time nature of the original series, skipping some hours in the 24-hour period it covers. That would actually benefit the show, Reilly said, noting that 24 producers always felt that the spine of each season of 24 were 12 episodes containing major events, with the other 12 providing connective tissue. “Now we’ll get the best part,” Reilly said. While Fox envisions its limited series as stand-alone, one-time events, some, including 24, could become franchises with multiple installments though it is unlikely to have a new 24 every year.

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Idol’ & ‘Office’ Rise, ‘Scandal’ Hits Series High, ‘Glee’ & ‘Two Men’ Finales Down, ‘Community’ Finale Even

By | Friday May 10, 2013 @ 9:05am PDT

There was big drama both on and off the stage for American Idol (2.8/9) last night after longtime judge Randy Jackson announced he was leaving earlier in the day and the finalists were voted down to the final two. Now Kree Harrison and Candice Glover will face off in next week’s Season 12 finale along with, according to Ryan Seacrest, a “surprise duet” performance featuring Season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert. Coming off a string of all-time lows, Idol was up last night from last week’s results show. The Fox series rose 12% from its May 2 fast nationals and 8% from last week’s final numbers. ABC’s Scandal (3.2/9), meanwhile, surged up 23% from its May 2 show to not only beat Idol again in the key demo in fast nationals but also hit a series high for the political drama.

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