Looks like Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, two of the three men responsible for Glee, have found their latest mouth piece to spout out their beliefs. Oh that’s too harsh. Glee is about kids singing after all, nothing more. I don’t want to start sounding like Victoria Jackson or anything.
Anyway, Dylan McDermott, he of The Practice, has landed the lead role in Murphy and Falchuk's new pilot for FX, American Horror Story. Not much is known about the premise of the show except McDermott will play a therapist who has hurt his wife, to be played by Connie Britton.
Not sure how I feel about this series so far. On one hand, I really liked Murphy’s Nip/Tuck and AHS finds him back at FX, where he really belongs. On the other, this is the duo that made Glee and Murphy directed Eat Pray Love. Could be a toss up. We’ll just have to see.
Actress Nicole Crowther sparked controversy online earlier this week (begs18Apr11) when she revealed the identities of the programme's Prom King and Queen.
Her tweet angered some Glee fans, who attacked Crowther for spoiling the upcoming storyline. And show producer Brad Falchuk reacted to the unauthorised leak by hitting back with a scathing online response.
He wrote: "Who are you to spoil something talented people have spent months to create? Hope you’re qualified to do something besides work in entertainment."
The backlash prompted Crowther to shut down her Twitter blog shortly after the feud and, in her final post, she admitted she had messed up.
According to MTV News, the extra was subsequently notified that she was no longer welcome on the TV set.
This just in: Ryan Murphy is planning to sprinkle some of that Glee magic over at FX with a new drama pilot called American Horror Story. Details on the show are scarce, but if past experience teaches us anything, it will be worth giving it a chance. Between the high production values on both Glee and every original show FX puts out there, it's almost a guarantee that this show will be handled with care and it's sure to have a creative flair.
American Horror Story will be a return to FX for Murphy who saw success on the network with the hit show, Nip/Tuck. Murphy will partner with his creative partner from both Glee and Nip/Tuck, Brad Falchuk, for this new show; the duo have been discussing this project for a while now, and they're hoping for great things now that they're set to reunite with the network that believed in their first big hit show. Murphy will take on the director's chair for the new show starting in April, but assures gleeks that this new venture won't mean that Glee will lose its fearless leader and be forced to fend for itself.
Source: EW, Variety
Steve Carell, Ellie Kemper, Zach Woods and their characters' Dunder Mifflin co-workers will host a Glee viewing party for the 11 November (10) episode, reports the New York Post.
Executive producer Paul Lieberstein says NBC executives "weren't thrilled" by the idea, even though they didn't axe the tribute.
But Glee creators Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy happily signed off on featuring The Office stars watching scenes from the hit FOX show.
Lieberstein tells the New York Post, "They're (Glee creators) always so supportive and creatively understanding that when we get really excited about something, they let us do it."
Lieberstein explained he chose Glee because the show has become a pop culture "phenomenon", and he's hoping the tribute will get big laughs, adding, "We watch a lot of TV, we watch 'Glee.' We like it... I don't know - someone said the words 'Glee viewing party', and it just made us laugh so hard that we had to do it."
Ryan Murphy is on cloud nine at the moment. Sony is so happy with his new film Eat Pray Love that they've picked up a new pitch from the writer-director-producer for a shoot next year (a deal that netted him $5 million) and today he has made one of the most financially impressive TV development deals in recent history.
Deadline reports that Murphy has re-signed with 20th Century Fox TV for a 4 year, $24 million overall deal for his services on the Golden Globe winning Fox series Glee (which he created with Ian Brennan and Brad Falchuk) and new development through his Ryan Murphy Prods. The total includes advances against future profits and also rewards him profits from Glee's music business - album sales and downloads - as well as portions of Glee's touring and merchandising revenues. Murphy can also exercise an option to produce a Glee musical for Broadway, which he'll share profits in as well.
Analysts suggest that, if Glee continues to grow at the rate it is has thus far, Murphy could earn around $10 million a year throughout the length of the contract, which succeeds his previous deal that spanned three News. Corp owned networks and spawned Nip/Tuck and Popular in addition to last fall's breakout high-school set musical. The show has prospered in every way possible: on the critical side, its has brought in more award nominations than any other. On the business end, Glee has landed a sizable off-network syndication deal with Oxygen (the first of many that's sure to come) and has accounted for tens of millions of records sold in addition to boosting music industry sales across the board (every artist who has had music featured on the show has seen healthy spikes in sales as a result of it's rabid fan base).
The trade notes that the deal solidifies Murphy as a major media guru like J.J. Abrams, who has similarly lucrative deals set up at WBTV and Paramount Pictures. Murphy can now flex his creative muscles in both mediums, like Brett Ratner and McG, who jump back and forth between setting up television shows and making feature films. If he wasn't already a household name already, he will be now...
Co-creators Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy will share the Comedy Writer of the Year prize at the event in Montreal, Canada next month (Jul10).
The trio, who first imagined the musical programme as a film, write all the show's episodes together.
Get Him to the Greek actor Aziz Ansari will receive the Breakout Comedy Star award, while Community star Donald Glover will take home the Rising Comedy Star honour.
Members of the improvisational comedy troupe Second City will accept the Lifetime Achievement Award on their 50th anniversary.
The back-up dancers sustained injuries while shooting a song-and-dance number with the cast for the first series' finale, which centres around a choral competition between two rival high schools.
One of the dancers was Vivian Nixon, the daughter of Fame star Debbie Allen, who limped away in pain after colliding with a camera, reports E! Online.
Executive producer Brad Falchuk is said to have handed out first-aid kits to each of the dancers as a 'thank you' present.