2010 was a great year for TV, there was the Lost finale along with new shows such as Glee, as usual I never got the time to see all of them so here’s my top 10 shows that I will be catching up on.
This has got to be one of the greatest casting coups of all time. Carol Burnett is guest starring in Season 2 of Glee as — get this — Sue Sylvester’s mother! Sue (played by the hilarious Jane Lynch) mentioned in an episode in Season 1 that her parents were rarely around when she was growing up, because they were “famous Nazi hunters.”
EW’s Ausiello Files first nabbed the incredible scoop, and also confirmed that Burnett will be appearing solo — Sue’s father will not be appearing. (I’m thinking that only one person could successfully costar next to Burnett in such a role, and that’s Harvey Korman, who unfortunately passed away two years ago.)
Can’t you just see this comedy legend as a cigar-chompin’, big-gun-totin’, tough-as-nails Nazi hunter? Seriously, if there’s one person on the planet who could actually take on Sue Sylvester, it’s Carol Burnett. This is beyond perfect casting; it’s flawlessness incarnate. No word yet on when Burnett’s episode will air, but my DVR is already set to record.
Co-creator Ryan Murphy announced plans for the Rocky Horror spot at Comic-Con (SDCC) over this past weekend.
The second season of Glee will debut on Sept. 21 @ 8 PM ET on Fox.
Okay, am I in some kind of alternate reality? Because I thought Glee was just ending its first season. Yet Fox, in a nearly unprecedented move, has announced today that it’s renewed the show for a third season.
A second season renewal was announced late last year, but traditionally networks wait to be certain that ratings hold in the current season before ordering another. Renewing a show for a season that won’t air for more than a year is just about unheard of. But reportedly, Fox execs were so pleased with the reception Glee got at the annual upfronts presentation, they decided to show confidence in the show by giving it an official two season renewal instead of just one.
Not that I’m looking a gift horse in the mouth. I adore Glee, and I certainly hope it sticks around for as long as it can. But this preemptive move seems foolhardy at best.
May 18th is the date that you’ll be able to get your hands on the last Glee soundtrack planned for Season 1. Along with Volumes 1 and 2, and the special Power of Madonna soundtrack, Volume 3 marks the fourth disc the freshman show has released, making Glee quite the cash cow for Fox.
Volume 3, entitled Showstoppers, will be released in two flavors: a basic, 14-song disc for $11.99, and a deluxe edition with 6 extra songs, for $14.99. Volume 3 features songs from the final episodes of the season, so one assumes that the performances featured in the show choir’s Regionals competition will be included. Here’s the full track list; songs marked with a * are exclusive to the deluxe edition.
1. Hello, Goodbye
2. Gives You Hell
4. A House Is Not a Home *
5. One Less Bell to Answer / A House Is Not a Home
7. Home *
9. Total Eclipse of the Heart
10. Lady Is a Tramp
12. Rose’s Turn *
13. Dream On
14. Safety Dance
15. I Dreamed a Dream
16. Loser *
17. Give Up the Funk
18. Beth *
19. Poker Face *
20. Bad Romance
With an endearing cast, whip-smart writing, and an irresistible mix of music, comedy, and heart, Glee has become a true phenomenon in a remarkably short period of time. Season 1 is being topped off by a multi-city concert tour featuring the entire cast. Season 2 premieres this fall.