"Glee" may have been renewed for two more seasons, but the Fox series will be returning to the airwaves with fewer familiar faces.
TVLine reports that four original cast members—Heather Morris, Amber Riley, Mark Salling and Harry Shum Jr.—will not be coming back as series regulars. The report did indicate, however, that the quartet (along with Dianna Agron, who was all but absent from season four) could return as guest stars "here and there."
Beyond the void of several once-integral actors, the fifth season will face another challenge: After its initial fall episodes, the series will take a mid-season break, not returning with new episodes until the spring.
Memorial Day weekend is just about 24 hours away now, and if you still haven't made plans for those three blissful days, maybe you should consider a movie. There are several opening this week, including "Fast & Furious 6," "The Hangover Part III," "Epic" and "Before Midnight."
"Glee" star Harry Shum Jr., however, can't say enough about one interstellar flick that's already been in theaters for a week now.
We're sure you'll live long and prosper, no matter which movie you choose.
Ah, auto-correct: the bane of our tech-loving existence. Except, sometimes those word swaps can be pretty ingenious, like this gem tweeted by "Glee" star Harry Shum Jr. today.
Clearly, Harry's phone is Team Naya.
Consider this a friendly, "I knew this was cool long before you did," from "Glee" star Harry Shum Jr. The actor took to Twitter today to congratulate "Gangnam Style" singer Psy for all of his success and let it be known that he's been oppa-ing longer than any of us.
Of course, the question we all should be asking now is how long it will take "Glee" to tackle the Korean pop hit. Because I definitely want to see Darren Criss riding an invisible pony.
So. Much. Glee. Last night’s two-hour, double episode was like a "Glee" movie, and just like "Glee: The 3D Concert Movie," it was light on plot but full of memorable moments.
As New Directions prepares for Nationals, Sue is worried that Vocal Adrenaline can’t be beat now that they have the extraordinarily talented, cross-dressing Unique. To compensate, she tries to coerce Kurt into wearing a dress. While he refuses, this does lead to a hilarious Kurt/Blaine flashback to Halloween, when they dressed up as Snooki and The Situation, respectively. Love it!
Still pining over her failed NYADA audition, Rachel leaves judge Carmen Tibideaux a 15th voicemail asking for another chance.
The first stage of loss is denial, and Rachel Berry found herself smack-dab in the middle of it during last night's episode of "Glee." She had just choked during her NYADA try-out, and prom became her next big goal. It was "OK" that she didn't get to follow her dreams. She subbed in smaller ones like the dance, nationals and her wedding.
Speaking of prom, Brittany was supposed to do a lot of the planning, since she is class president—a fact everyone in both the fictional and real world totally forgot about. Figgins threatened to get rid of the position altogether if Brittany didn't get her butt in gear and start planning. Her first dance-related decision came when she changed the theme to dinosaurs, a truly inspired choice.
It was finally NYADA Day on "Glee"! So many internal monologues and tense conversations between Kurt and Rachel have led up to this very moment, and Ms. Rachel Berry was ready. There was no way she could choke now.
Wait. The episode was called "Choke"? She's probably going to choke.
But before that all happened, there were a few more obligatory storylines to get through.
Puck hasn't had anything to do in a while, but in this latest episode, he got a whole subplot to himself. With graduation looming, Noah Puckerman was coasting to a cap and gown. Always the concerned friend, Finn overheard him tell a sophomore that "gowns are for ladies, and tassels are for strippers." Puck was serious about graduating, but it was going to take passing his European geography exam to get him to the podium. A little canoodling with his geography teacher didn't help, as she resisted his mohawked charms, so he channeled his rage into the Alice Cooper classic "School's Out."
What has it been, a week since the last tribute episode? We all knew that it was coming, and last night "Glee" did an entire episode dedicated to the late Whitney Houston. New Directions did not take the singer's passing well, and two months on, they were still spontaneously breaking out into "How Will I Know" and placing an empty spotlight on the stage.
Will took the prolonged grieving period as a sign of something more. He told Emma that he believed the mourning had to do with the kids' fear of leaving high school. He was wrong.
And they told him so. Will suggested that the week's lesson be about Whitney and learning to let go. Sam brought up the singer's "problems," but Mercedes dismissed him and that entire aspect of Whitney's life immediately.
"Glee" did the world a favor this week when it decided to use the soundtrack from "Saturday Night Fever" as the source of all this week's songs. The album is a true classic, and it made for one of the most deserved tribute episodes. The 45-minute episode packed in eight songs and nearly as many storylines, so buckle up. It's dancin' time.
The episode, titled "Saturday Night Glee-ver," began with a no-explanation musical number from Blaine, as they all should. It so happens that the theme for nationals this year is "vintage," because the competitive show choir association didn't feel like coming up with anything more creative than that. Will reminisced about the time he went all the way to nationals singing disco, so he decided that's what the New Directions are going to do. I guess no one told Will that disco died in 1979.
Shake off those cobwebs, "Glee" fans! After seven whole weeks of hiatus, the song and dance machine is back, and things are a little different.
First off, the blessed nuptials of Finn and Rachel did not take place thanks to Quinn's driving-while-texting accident.
Oh, did you forget about Quinn's driving-while-texting accident? Well, Quinn remembered it well, and it gave her a new lease on life. She didn't want the chair to affect her, calling her first day back at school "the happiest of her life." She was so happy, in fact, that she broke out with Elton John's "I'm Still Standing" with Artie. And good news, guys: Quinn said she's determined to be out of the chair by nationals, which looked like it hurt Artie.
You definitely get the feeling that Quinn is trying to convince herself of something. Artie was definitely catching on to that, but Quinn insisted she wasn't like him. Harsh, dude.