Your heads, like ours, are probably friggin' spinning from all the back-and-forth that's going on regarding Glee's future. And if you thought we were going to get somewhere at the Comic-Con panel, think again. We got nothing.
Executive producer Brad Falchuk shot down the reports that stars Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith would be giving their swan songs at the end of this season. "It was never our plan or our intention to let them go," Falchuk said. "They are not done with the show after this season." That's some mega-fast backpedaling.
Well, we're right back where we started. And guess what? We still don't know anything!
But here's the kicker:
Nor does most of the cast!
We're told by inside Glee sources that many of the talent haven't been told what the hell's going on with their hit show—or their characters. Or them!
Indeed, many of these key Glee players don't even know when their jobs will cease to be, or, if they do stay on, in what capacity. Call us crazy, but that seems like some pretty important information.
"Essentially we thought in the pilot that Kurt was the only freshman and the rest of us were sophomores. So this year was junior and then this [upcoming season] would be senior [year]," actress Jenna Ushkowitz said after the Comic-Con panel. "They got away with that, [but] Cory was technically a senior last year, so you know...It's ‘Glee.'"
It's Glee. It's becoming an excuse all of its own.
And with the TCA's coming up, it's putting the already strained cast in an utterly impossible situation: How exactly are they supposed to talk to reporters and other media when they don't have anything to say?
We've already established that creator Ryan Murphy suffers from a particularly rich case of boredom, but you cannot deny the man knows how to craft a show...initially, at least. His babies have a tendency to start out brilliantly and then weirdly start the fizzle spiral. See Nip/Tuck.
But this craziness has passed "boredom" and crossed over to pure nonsense. Why hasn't anyone stepped up and demanded some freaking answers? Oh right, because Glee is a money-making machine and no one would dare mess with the all-powerful Murphy.
So what, exactly, are we looking at here? A magical community college that is conveniently located next to McKinley High so the characters don't go very far? Does Rachel get sick during finals and end up repeating a grade? Or does Sam makes a miraculous return is a surprise twist?
The sky's the limit at this point.