Glee's Post-Super Bowl Episode is a Thriller

By Tim Surette

Nov 18, 2010

... The sound you'll hear on February 6, 2011 after the clock runs out on Super Bowl XLV will be the simultaneous clicking of remotes away from Fox, as drunken, burly men hold on to their masculinity and flee the post-game episode of dancing-and-prancing Glee. But wives and non-sports fans banished to the backroom during America's Unofficial Holiday will be giddy as the Fox hit puts on its most expensive episode to date. Details have finally surfaced, and the whispers say the episode will embrace the the spirit of the day and be sports themed. The big news is that the cast will perform a mash-up of "Thriller," as well as covers of songs by the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Antebellum (who?), and Katy Perry. Sounds like a sports fan's dream! [EW]

... According to Kathy Griffin, her Emmy-winning reality show My Life on the D-List may be a goner. "I don't think it will come back, especially not as the same show it was," Griffin said. [EW]

... While most people seemed to appreciate Gwyneth Paltrow's appearance on Glee, Dina Lohan did not. The Mother of the Year (2000-2010) said the show defamed her daughter Lindsay, and that what Lohan the Younger is going through (rehab and such) is no laughing matter. I disagree. When it's Lindsay Lohan, it's pretty frickin' hysterical. [Gossip Cop!]

... It's 2010, right? Okay, just checking. Because according to this article, Two and a Half Men will be on in syndication until 2021 for future generations to "enjoy." Let's hope the Mayans were right. [Broadcasting & Cable]

... Want to know who is hosting Saturday Night Live over the next month? December 4: Robert De Niro, Diddy-Dirty Money (who?). December 11: Paul Rudd, Paul McCartney. December 18: Jeff Bridges, Eminem. [Orlando Sentinel]

... Change—besides million of people no longer watching the show—is coming to American Idol next season. This news comes from producer Nigel Lythgoe, he of the British-est name known to man. Among the new challenges contestants will face are making a music video, learning how to promote themselves, and working with a band and dancers for an awards-show-style performance. The contest will also go straight to the Top 12 instead of bothering with a Top 24. [TV Guide]

... Casting news! Glee's Harry Shum Jr. will be promoted to series regular next season; Angela Basset has joined the upcoming ABC drama with the worst name in the world, One Police Plaza; Alex Trebeck will cameo on How I Met Your Mother; and my girlfriend Lindsay Price will stop by CSI: NY. [E! Online, Deadline Hollywood, TV Guide, EW]

... Donald Trump is thinking about running for president. "It could be fun," he said. Again, let's hope the Mayans were right. Bring it on, Earth-shattering meteor. Our time has come. [ABC News]

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  • bejt10 Nov 29, 2010

    excuese me- LADY ANTABLEEUM what do you mean who?
    go listen to a few great songs of theirs, them come back an apologize

  • freak-e719 Nov 28, 2010

    lady antebellum..... gross

  • provencrt Nov 19, 2010

    i will watch the glee episode, should be fun

  • mermayd Nov 19, 2010

    lindsay Lohan's mother should be more upset about the latest episode of the Good Wife.

  • Nikell Nov 19, 2010

    omg... they killed AI!...

  • Starprincess13 Nov 18, 2010

    Until 2021?? That's a long time. I enjoy the show but still.

  • PiperPrueLover4 Nov 18, 2010

    I only have opinions on two of these pieces:

    2) Ugh, this spells the end for American Idol. When they change a winning formula, they die. And what's worse, they never learn.

  • sci_fi40 Nov 18, 2010

    Please say your kidding about that (who?) after Lady Antebellum, they only sing the single most over played song in the history of American radio. Seriously I was driving to work one day, and "Need You Now" was on four separate radio stations at the same time. Which probably means its the song that Glee's going to do. :-(

  • bmill2 Nov 18, 2010

    Wives and by extension girlfriends can be into football too. We don't all happen to be banished the back room during the superbowl or drool over glee

  • Muderboy Nov 18, 2010

    Hey, how come you guys got nothin' about Bristol's rise to fame as a dancing queen...

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