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'Glee' Finally Gets a Writing Staff

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 17th 2011 10:35AM
Glee'Glee' has finally gotten itself a writing staff! While more cooks in the kitchen generally doesn't equal a better product, we have hopes for this staffing change, especially with the talent they're bringing on board.

According to Deadline, 'Glee' co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan will be joined by 'Chuck' producer Allison Adler as co-executive producer.

Comic book scribe and playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will serve as co-producer and 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' veteran Marti Noxon and writer/actor Michael Hitchcock will be consulting producers.

Matt Hodgson, formerly a script supervisor on the Fox comedy, and Ross Maxwell will serve as staff writers.

The first two seasons of 'Glee' were all written by Murphy, Falchuk and Brennan. Despite strong ratings, critics started blasting the series for uneven writing, even though only three people were handling the writing duties.

The 'Glee' writers start work on Monday, with principal photography beginning in August. The cast is currently touring the country with the 'Glee' live show and will soon head overseas for the European leg of their tour.

Tell us: Do you think a writing staff will help 'Glee' get back on track?

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nnealj1

Are they going to get the same writing staff that Fox News uses??? Excellent fiction, most of the news stories, great distortion of reality. Never have watched "Glee", so have no idea if a writing staff is going to help the program. Just know that the people who create the news have great imaginations....

June 19 2011 at 5:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sleezyscoundrel

I'm not in junior high or high school, no idea it needs help. I don't care for it.

June 19 2011 at 3:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
hey jerk

with all these shows fox has they might as well merge with logo

June 19 2011 at 3:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lajr1951

I never watch Glee just too stupid.for the brain dead.

June 19 2011 at 2:57 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
falcon38a

Glee is just too silly. The music numbers are great, but the acting, the story line and the characters are awful!

June 19 2011 at 2:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dee-k Armstrong

I've never been able to watch more than a few minutes of this show ... characters bug me for some reason.

June 19 2011 at 2:22 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
m0ngeneral

I Think "GLEE" is great as it is! If it ain't broke; Don't fix it

June 19 2011 at 2:22 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
zimmy1002

I didn't know it was off track. Love the show the way it is, why fix it if it ain't broken?

June 19 2011 at 2:19 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
jimoaklanduniv

Get the Egotistical idiot Sue off the program and it will improve 100%!

June 19 2011 at 2:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
screenwriter

usually it takes multiple seasons for a show to sour. this one went rancid after only 2 seasons. nobody wants a 60 minute public service announcement.

June 19 2011 at 1:32 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

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