Wednesday, March 04, 2009
How Did This Slip By Me?
EW passed on word, today, about Victor Garber and Kristin Chenoweth ... and you know by then I was already hooked. Anyway, the news was that our friends Jack Bristow and Olive (or Glinda, I suppose) have been signed on to recurring roles on an upcoming FOX series called Glee. Get a load of this shit:
Ryan Murphy (Popular, Nip/Tuck) is doing this show about a high-school teacher trying to salvage the world's worst glee club at a once-prestigious high school that has since fallen to scandal. ...Okay? I'm already in, but it goes on: In addition to Matthew Morrison (Broadway star/hottie), Jayma Mays (poor man's Anna Faris), and Jessalyn Gilsig (whose best role was on Murphy's Nip/Tuck), the cast includes recurring turns by Garber, Chenoweth, Debra Monk, Jane Lynch, and Stephen Tobolowsky playing a character named "Sandy Ryerson." This show might be the greatest thing ever.
...Or it might last two episodes on FOX. But it's supposedly got great buzz, and Ryan Murphy does great TV (Nip/Tuck's best seasons were when Murphy was in full control), and it's gonna be all musical-theater-spazz crazy! Can't wait.
Have you all known about this show and not been telling me? Shame.