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Ryan Murphy, You Seriously Need to Stop Talking About 'Glee'

by Jean Bentley, posted Aug 23rd 2010 7:30PM
Ryan MurphyHey, Ryan Murphy: Remember that time you promised you'd dial back on the 'Glee' hype for the summer?

Here's a refresher, in case you don't: "At some point, even I was like, 'Enough is enough,'" you told Vulture. "So I talked to Fox and we talked to the kids and we said, 'Let's just go underground for three months. Let's stop talking about it [so much].' It's been a concerted effort of mine to give it a breather."

So ... what happened?

Apparently, to you, giving things a "breather" means "spilling practically every season 2 plot detail to the press."

Really, did you even try to keep your mouth shut? For, like, a week even?

Just this weekend, you told E! all about Britney Spears filming her cameo, the new show you're creating for John Stamos, the status of Finn and Rachel's relationship and the status of Will and Emma's relationship. We already know about Finn's protege-turned-rival; how you want music from Prince and George Michael; the return of Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff; that mixtape Paul McCartney made for you; the entire plot of the Britney episode and the plans for a 'Rocky Horror' tribute.

At this rate, is there going to be anything left to anticipate come fall?

Part of the reason 'Glee' was so successful last year is because it was so surprising and so different. You've said yourself that you're worried about the hype machine bringing you down, so why keep fueling the fire? There's not going to be anything unexpected on the 'Glee' season premiere if you've already spilled the beans about every significant plotline.

Those pictures Britney Spears Tweeted from the 'Glee' set were pretty great, and the pop star could definitely use the good press her appearance on the show is giving her. But how much more awesome would that upcoming Britney-centric episode have been if all parties involved remained completely silent on the matter? And we only found out that she was actually appearing on the show when we watched it unfold onscreen in September?

Don't say a secret like that can't be kept -- remember the Super Bowl commercial this year that brought David Letterman and Jay Leno together in the same room? And how shocked/surprised/amused/entertained we all were? If the bitterest rivals on TV can reunite onscreen and keep it under wraps, we think you can shut your trap about a singer filming a guest spot.

So, Mr. Murphy, we implore you: Follow your own advice. Please. Your show will be better off, and we'll all be able to enjoy it more. Or, at least when the next 'Glee' headline appears, we won't automatically roll our eyes and scroll to another story.

Tell us: Are you sick of Ryan Murphy yapping about 'Glee'? Or is your appetite for 'Glee' news insatiable?

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this just needs to stop. Glee is nto a good comedy, and the only reasonit had such a successful season was because of the brilliant planning on the part of fox.

It got worse in the second half, and based on everything i have heard it will just get worse. Thank god. A show that is not funny, original, or good deserves to fail iserably now.

Best thing it did is get jane lynch a new audience

August 24 2010 at 1:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Cordy's comment

Omg can you guy's appreciate anything!? GET OVER IT! If your questioning the show then your not true fans. Glee is a great ORIGINAL, FUNNY & AMAZING show!!! If you don't get that then PISS OFF! Tune into something else. The second half of the show was amazing. Glee is dominate forever because of people can relate to it. Im lovin ALL the spoilers. If your not then ignore them. The reason season 1 did great was because it IS a great show! Not because it was a surprise... that's just stupid. I say keep your own mouth shut cause people like me are excited for the return of the show & the reason is to know what is going to happen!!!!!

August 24 2010 at 4:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Is anyone really surprised by this? Don't forget what this guy allowed to happen to Nip Tuck. Glee just may meet the same fate. It is almost destined to experience the drop that Heroes did.

August 24 2010 at 12:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

He needs to shut up and they need to stop making every episode an "event." Between the hype and the talk about a Broadway show (WTF?!) people are going to burn out on "Glee" and a great show is going t ogo in the crapper.

August 23 2010 at 10:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think Ryan Murphy talks too much about what's coming up for Glee. We don't need to know every little detail of what's going on during filming. No other show feels the need to constantly be in the news like Glee does.

Though I wonder if anyone is still reading Glee-related headlines? Nowadays, when I see something related to Glee, I just skip right over it. I'll see the plot development or guest star when the episode airs. I don't need a several-month-preview.

August 23 2010 at 9:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Richard Ott

A future episode of Glee based around or guest
starring (or possibly both) Mary J. Blige would
definatly give even Ryan Murphy something to talk
about. if only FOX would follow through on it.

August 23 2010 at 8:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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