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News Roundup: Ryan Murphy Teases 'Glee' Guests, Julie Bowen Talks 'Modern Family' Musical and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 5th 2010 6:00PM
Jonathan GroffRyan Murphy is at it again. He's talking 'Glee' every chance he gets, only this time it's on a subject we care about: Jonathan Groff's return.

The 'Glee' boss told E! Online that Groff won't be around soon. "Jon Groff is definitely coming back next year," Murphy said. "Next calendar year. He's not available until January, but he'll be in the back [nine] episodes of this season."

As for the hyped post-Super Bowl episode, Murphy said he doesn't want to do something people expect. Rumors have swirled around Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and Prince, but Murphy told E! that he doesn't know what he wants.

Cast members also told E! that they heard Murphy was planning an episode to respond to the recent gay suicide epidemic.

In other TV news ...

Ron Moore is reportedly working on a reboot of 'The Wild Wild West.' The man responsible for Syfy's successful 'Battlestar Galactica' reboot is said to be in the early stages of writing a new version of the 1960s western. Too early to name networks or pretty much anything. [Ausiello Files]

HBO is developing a new comedy with Kevin Bacon. The actor, who is executive producing, may also star on the country club comedy based on Clint McCown's book, 'Member-Guest.' [Deadline Hollywood]

Is a 'Modern Family' musical episode on the way? If it is, Julie Bowen doesn't want to be a part of it. The cast recently took the stage a charity event with Bowen as host, but don't expect the star to belt a tune soon. While she said many of the other actors are musically inclined, she is not. "I could be in a coma and be imagining the whole thing in my head," she said. "It's an option." [TV Guide]

It's a Lawrence family reunion on 'Melissa and Joey.' Matthew Lawrence will appear on the hit ABC Family sitcom as the brother to his real-life bro Joey. [TV Guide]

Is Steve Coogan returning to British TV? The actor's production company is recutting its series of Internet shorts of Alan Partridge that were made for beer company Fosters to be sold as a TV series. [Deadline Hollywood]

Wayne Brady wants to be on 'Glee.' The talk show host wants to be a rival to Matthew Morrison's Mr. Schuester, complete with a dance and sing-off, like Neil Patrick Harris. [TV Guide]

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Z_008

I was actually hoping Wayne Brady would get cast as one of Rachel's dads

October 05 2010 at 10:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dutchy

Kudos to the Scrubs reference.
Btw Sarah Chalke also said in the earlier seasons she can't sing and dance. And still there was a Scrubs-musical.

October 05 2010 at 6:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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