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'Glee' Star Harry Shum Jr. On His Biggest Dance Number Yet

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 6th 2011 4:37PM
Harry Shum Jr. InterviewHarry Shum Jr. has had one heck of a year on 'Glee.' His character, Mike Chang, had his first solo, taught the rest of New Directions how to dance like pros and had a meaty storyline with his parents.

And all of that in just the first half of the third season.

"I think the storyline with the dad and the family is kind of an ongoing thing," Shum told AOL TV during a phone interview in early December. "I don't know when we'll see it actually wrap up and move on to something else."

After two seasons as a background player, Shum is getting his chance to shine in the spotlight. But he's not the only one getting some love from writers in upcoming episodes-- he's rooting for his on-screen girlfriend to get the same treatment.

"I'm hoping that more is happening with Mike and Tina that we'll get in deeper with, but more focused on Tina, which I'm happy about," he said. "It's been a long time coming since we actually saw a storyline with Tina."

McKinley High School's two glee clubs, New Directions and Trouble Tones, face off, New Directions and Trouble Tones, face-off in Sectionals, and the underdogs have an ace up their sleeve: returning member Sam Evans (Chord Overstreet) and a Jackson family medley. Yep, Jackson 5, Janet Jackson and Michael Jackson all get the 'Glee' treatment.

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When 'Glee' Met Chewbacca: Scoop on the Wookie's Presence

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 5th 2011 4:45PM
Harry Shum Jr. GleeAfter the cast of 'Glee' tweeted a lot of lovable photos with our favorite Wookie, Chewbacca a few weeks ago, Gleeks were left wondering what Chewbacca was up to on set. So when AOL TV got Harry Shum Jr. on the phone last week, we had to ask for some scoop about his furry encounter with the 'Star Wars' star.

"It was incredibly awesome," Shum said. "It was a huge surprise."

Why was Chewie there? Warning, minor spoilers below.

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'Glee' Cast Reveals Details of 'Weird' Backstage Antics

by Crystal Bell, posted Dec 2nd 2011 5:00PM
Glee Cast PsychiatristWhen you're part of a big ensemble TV cast, there's a lot of downtime on set. While some stars retreat to their trailers in solitude, the cast of 'Glee' has found a different way to pass time between takes.

'Glee' heartthrobs Chord Overstreet and Harry Shum Jr. recently told AOL TV about their favorite game-- "psychiatrist."

"We sit in the room and one person leaves the room and has no idea what's going on and everyone in the room has to come up with a problem that they all have," Shum told us during a recent phone interview. "Then, the 'psychiatrist' has to come in and guess what problem everyone has."

Despite the faux title, the actor says being a "psychiatrist" on the 'Glee' set is not an easy job.

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'Glee' Star Harry Shum Jr. Reflects on iPod Dancer Past

by Crystal Bell, posted Oct 6th 2011 7:50PM
It seems that everyone has their own Steve Jobs story, including 'Glee' star Harry Shum Jr.

Shum, who plays fan favorite Mike Chang on Fox's musical comedy, took to his blog to not only mourn the loss of the Apple co-founder, but to share his own personal connection to the innovator. Before the iPod was a necessary accessory, Shum appeared in one of its fiercest commercials as a silhouetted dancer.

"I was asked to do a test commercial shoot for an Apple product which didn't mean much to me at the time," the 'Glee' star wrote. "Some music player that holds all your songs. Sounded cool to me and I never gave up an opportunity to work especially with the possibility of it turning into a national commercial ... That job is where I essentially got comfortable freestyling in front of people let alone an intimidating 70 pound camera. I would do hundreds of takes with scrapes and bruises on my knees forming by the minute. Even then I always had the energy to go 'one more time' because I just felt that I was part of something innovative."

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'Glee' Casts Mike Chang's Parents, Emmy Awards 2011 Lines Up Presenters & More TV News

by Jean Bentley, posted Sep 6th 2011 7:00PM
Harry Shum JrThis is very good news for those Gleeks hoping our favorite neglected New Directions members will get a little more screen time during Season 3 of 'Glee': Entertainment Weekly reports that two actors have been cast as Mike Chang's parents.

Tamlyn Tomita ('The Joy Luck Club') and Keong Sim ('The Last Airbender') will play parents to newly minted series regular Harry Shum Jr. in the third episode of the new season, which is scheduled to air Oct. 3. Mike Chang gets a back story? Awesome!

Now that Mercedes has a new boyfriend, we can only hope poor Tina won't be pushed to the backburner all year for a disappointing third time.

In other TV news ...

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'Glee' Announces Comic-Con Lineup, 3-D Movie Preview

by Jean Bentley, posted Jul 13th 2011 5:00PM
Darren Criss, GleeYou'll be seeing a lot more Darren Criss on 'Glee' this fall now that the actor has been made a series regular, and his first official duty as a full-time cast member is to hit up the crowded California chaos center known as San Diego Comic-Con.

The Warblers leader will head up the 'Glee' panel alongside fellow full-time newbie Harry Shum Jr. (also known as Mike Chang), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina) and Dot Marie Jones (Coach Bieste). While Ryan Murphy will be M.I.A., TVLine reports that co-creators Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, executive producer Dante di Loreto and choreographer Zack Woodlee will be in attendance.

The panel, which will be held in Hall H on Sun., July 24 at 10AM, will be moderated by TVLine's Michael Ausiello and will also give fans a sneak peek at the 'Glee' 3-D concert movie.

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Casting News: 'Glee' Adds Series Regular, Angela Bassett Lands ABC Role and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 18th 2010 11:15AM
Harry Shum Jr.'Glee's' cast is the cast that never stops expanding.

After the confirmation of Darren Criss' promotion, now comes word that Harry Shum, Jr. will be a series regular next season. Yep, according to E! Online, Mike Chang and his abs are sticking around.

Like current series regulars Heather Morris and Naya Rivera, Shum started out as recurring character during the first season. Morris and Rivera were promoted at the start of season 2.

In other TV news ...

Alex Trebek will guest star on 'How I Met Your Mother.' The 'Jeopardy!' host will appear in the Christmas episode of the CBS sitcom. [TV Guide]

Raven Symone has been tapped to star in an ABC Family pilot. Symone will star as Georgia, a southern woman trying to make it as an actress in New York in 'The Great State of Georgia.' [Deadline Hollywood]

Angela Bassett is taking another stab at series TV. Bassett has signed on to star in 'One Police Plaza,' the ABC drama about New York City's first female police commissioner. [Deadline Hollywood]

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Matthew Morrison Gets in a Break Dance Battle on 'Oprah' (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 7th 2010 6:00PM
Oprah GleeMatthew Morrison, better known as Mr. Schuester on 'Glee,' got in a battle on 'Oprah Winfrey' (weekdays, syndicated). A dance battle, that is.

Morrison busted many moves, including break dancing, in a dance battle against Harry Shum. "Hey, Mr. Schuester ain't backing down to nobody," Morrison said to Shum. Shum took that challenge and popped and locked Morrison into defeat.

You did your best, Mr. Schuester, but you got served.

Watch the video after the jump.

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