Joss Whedon + Neil Patrick Harris = Glee

... If you love Glee, Joss Whedon, and Neil Patrick Harris (and you know you do, because those three things are like puppies), then hold on to your beret! Joss is scheduled to direct an upcoming episode of the high-school-teen-musical-comedy, and like all things Joss cooks up, he wants to use his own ingredients. If CBS allows it, NPH will guest star in the episode and sing and dance and shoot rainbows out of his butt while doing the Tango with a unicorn. [EW]

... Speaking of Glee and butts, rumor has it that Jennifer Lopez is up for a guest spot on the high-school-teen-musical-comedy. Creator Ryan Murphy is going to meet with Lopez soon in hopes to get her in as McKinley High's lunch lady. Ryan, Don't forget to bring the tears of a Nepalese Sherpa and baby manatee carpaccio, per Lopez's meeting demands. [People]

... Obama's State of the Union address has finally been scheduled, and it won't interfere with Lost. But it will interfere with everything else! Obama will talk about how awesome America is on January 27, a Wednesday. That means changes for American Idol, Modern Family, and Human Target. Maybe. The article is kind of confusing. [THR]

... Vampire news! That guy who once played a vampire, Alex O'Loughlin, may have another job at CBS, who keeps throwing roles at him. The former Moonlight and Three RIvers star is being pegged for the lead in the already-greenlit Hawaii Five-O reboot. Alex, just play a vampire again already. Sheesh. [EW]

... Michael C. Hall won the Golden Globe for Best Actor on Sunday, and Bill Paxton should know about this technology called "cameras." The NY Post reports that Paxton may or may not have been caught muttering the term "cancer card" when Hall, who recently went public with his battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma, was announced as the winner of the same award Paxton was up for. Game over, man! [NY Post]

... NBC and Conan O'Brien are trying to settle their little tit-for-tat, and the most important thing in the universe is at stake: Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. Triumph is property of NBC Universal, but Conan understandably wants to bring the pooch with him wherever he goes. But it will cost him. For me to poop on. Okay that didn't make sense, but I laughed anyway. [TMZ]


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I have watched a few episodes of Glee unwantingly but it is a pretty darn funny show and adding NPH in the mix will just make it well worth watching. Michael Hall's GGBA award is well deserved. Hang in there Alex, who knows what's in store for you at CBS. You have a show. Now you don't. You have a show. Now you don't. I am still rooting for you!!Dave does what Dave wants. Jay trys to do what Dave does and Conan, you were meant to be the writer for Saturday Night Live. Please go back. They NEED you badly!
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Kaiel18 I bought my copy of Dr. Horrible at Best Buy for 9.99. It had a voice over track of the characters singing about their singing. It was a great purchase.
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Seriously? Michael C. Hall was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2007, 2008 and 2009 for his portrayal of Dexter. He deserves to finally win the award.
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glee is a lot of fun...like all of joss' shows. this episode is gonna be five by five
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I haven't seen Glee, but after watching Joss Whedon's "Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog", which was amazing, I will, no doubt, record it if it airs.
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Joss going darkside? Fox really did some damage to him. Glee is High School Musical for television. I happily skip it. But. I will check out anything Joss produces. It's Joss.
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It's not a musical! It's a show about music! Anyway, I hope that you'll change your minds and give it a chance- even if you decide to DVR it and fast forward through the music...

I really hope CBS allows this to happen, I would love it!
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Joss Whedon is epic, and Glee is great so far. If it's anything like 'Once More With Feeling', I'll be super-happy!
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Glee is a lot better than people think. And that includes me, who generally doesn't enjoy musicals. Musical numbers aside, it is fun. I'm looking forward to seeing what Joss can do.
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Though I don't really watch Glee, I'm willing to bet that plenty of people subtly--or not so subtly--blasting it are doing so simply because of the premise. Gee, didn't another show, which was actually created by Joss Whedon, that is--deservedly--touted as one of the best television shows of all time? Hmm. I think there's a lesson to be learned here.
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I worship Joss. I liked NPH in Dr. Horrible's, but no power in this verse can get me to watch something as lame as a high school based musical, of any kind.
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No Joss.. say it ain't so
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I've known about Joss for a while, but NPH guest-starring is the best news for Glee. And Bill Paxton is a jerk. Not like he was going to/deserved winning anyway.
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Well, Wordlessdan, that is a good thing! You'll watch the episode and realize you've horribly misjudged the show. I welcome you as a future fan to the show. :)
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Bring back the whole Dr. Horrible gang as far as that is concerned. Let Captain Hammer and Dr. Horrible come back for a class reunion type episode. Kristin can come back as well. What a rocking group that would be. Gleek Nirvana :)
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I am UTTERLY opposed to an Hawaii Five-0 remake or reboot or whatever time frame they choose to set it in. I love Alex O but they (CBS) seem to just keep giving him the impossible to do, and then live with the fall-out. HOwever, if someone HAS to try to carry on the McGarrett legacy, I guess Alex is a better choice than many I've heard bandied about. ...And Julianne Margulies had the...whatever...to THANK Nina Tassler on the GG Awards the other night. NOT...!!!
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Aw man, Whedon's name is gonna force me to watch some cruddy teen show. Oh well.
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Dave left with a ton of his bits. As did Leno. It was as if they took their old shows and just moved them. I am confused as to how Dave kept his Top 10 List and Jay kept Jaywalking how is this any different. If the comic dog and the bear who likes self-love can't go with Conan NBC is just being bitter. It is their bad and to aid in their PR nightmare they should just come clean and cut the cords.
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