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Glee Adding Five Major New Characters in Season 6 (Including Gay Football Stud and Twin Cheerios)


The repopulation of McKinley High has begun!

Glee is set to introduce at least five new characters — all of them McKinley sophomores — in its sixth and final season, TVLine has learned exclusively. The recurring newbies include:

RODERICK | Chubby and shy with a voice like Otis Redding, his looks don’t match with his talent. Described as, “a true goober.” He’s the show’s new underdog.

SPENCER | He’s the new resident “football stud” who just so happens to possess an incredible voice. He’s also gay. But, per the casting notice, “he’s post-Glee gay — no one messes with him about his sexuality because he will kick their asses if they do.”

JANE | Righteous, ambitious and unconventionally pretty, she’s funny because she doesn’t have much of a sense of humor. She wanted to be a Warbler but tradition kept her from joining so she jumps ship to the New Directions.

MASON AND MADISON |  Male and female twin Cheerios. They’re super-positive and extremely weird. Mason gives off a gay vibe (spoiler alert: he’s not).

Back in June,  series co-creator Ryan Murphy told TVLine that the show will shift back to its original conceit in Season 6 — and these five roles appear to back that up.

“We’re working on the last season now, and it really feels like it’s getting back to its roots, which I love,” he shared. “I’m sort of reinvigorated about it. It’s getting back to what I was initially interested in with the show, which was arts in school. The last season is really about the importance of arts education in our high schools… I think people will like it.”

Murphy’s quotes — as well as fellow EP Brad Falchuk’s assertion to TVLine that “there will be a lot going on in Lima” in Season 6 — all but confirmed speculation that much of the action will once again take place at McKinley.

Glee is set to return to Fox’s schedule at midseason.



Yeah, I absolutely agree about Nebula, but I’d also extend it to the whole Nebula/Gamora/Thanos/Ronan side of things. That’s where it felt most obvious that there was/should have been a lot more…

I kind of felt like they relied on a few lines of dialogue to do a lot of work for Gamora.  It ultimately worked to present the character, but it still felt a bit bare, especially with how explicit they were in emotionally grounding Peter’s story and with how tied she specifically was with the antagonists. 

The same could also be said for Drax and Rocket in some respects (i.e., they got expository dialogue to set them up rather than actually seeing their backstory), although they got more explicit emotional scenes about themselves that hammered home where they were coming from and I feel like that should have been what we got with the Gamora/Nebula confrontation but didn’t. 

I absolutely understand why we got what we got for Peter and not the others, but I also think there were easy ways to give more weight/substance to Gamora and Nebula while at the same time better setting up Thanos and Ronan as the bad guys.  And that’s what felt most missing/sacrificed for pacing to me.

I’ve got to get out of a box," Mison said about Ichabod’s Season 2 trajectory. As far as his exposure to 21st-century culture, he added. "You learned that he watched Glee… I doubt [he liked it]… wait, it’s Fox — he loved it!

Tom Mison (Ichabod Crane from ‘Sleepy Hollow’), SDCC {June 25, 2014)

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» Because only Vin Diesel could ever be ridiculously nerdy enough to attend the UK world premiere red carpet for Guardians of the Galaxy wearing a “I am Groot” t-shirt and walking on stilts

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You’ll see I’m wearing black now; I’m very accustomed to it.

But at one point while I was helping with all the auditions, I’d worked with Ryan Murphy. He was always interested in who the person really was, not in how they interpreted his character—he wanted to change the writing to match them. And so I thought, musically, let’s do the same thing. When they’re doing a song, let’s make it so that it’s from them—they’re singing from character; vocal considerations are second. And I think that worked for Ryan; I mean, it helped him find his people.

And at one point he just turns to me and says, ‘Get used to wearing…black.’ Right? So I thought, well, the guy always looks great; he’s a fashion maven, so I may as well.

Well, the next day we’re bringing in people who are auditioning for Jenna Ushkowitz’s part, and I’m dressed head to toe black. And eventually he notices that, and he’s like, ‘Not NOW. When you’re on the SHOW.’ And I said, oh, so not at the meetings; just when—why would I be on the show?

And I thought, ‘I know why he wants me on the show; I make everyone so comfortable when they’re singing; that’s why he wants me.’ And it might be, but his first note was, ‘You hate ALL of them. You hate the teacher, you hate the students, you hate minorities, you hate women.’

So in my own little head….for me, I consider that my character has had an arc from hating everyone to grudging acceptance. Because directors come in and they have no idea that that’s the one major note that I have, and they go like, ‘You should laugh at that; you should think that’s funny.’ And I’m thinking, ‘But, but Ryan said….oh, okay, alright.’ So I consider that an arc.

Brad Ellis, telling the story about learning he was going to appear on screen as a character in Glee. Happy Hour with Ben and Alexander, UBN Radio. (via showthemwhat)

This is amazing.

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My twitter got hacked and it sucked. 
How does that happen? They find out your password or something?

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