Just prior to Wednesday night’s PaleyFest ’11 panel honoring the Fox phenom, executive producer Ryan Murphy told TVLine that the duo — who shared their first kiss in this week’s Regionals-themed outing — will be attending the prom together later this season.
”That story is ripped-from-the-headlines,” revealed Murphy. “Can you imagine two boys wanting to go to the prom in Ohio?” Fellow EP Brad Falchuk added that “Klaine,” like the the show’s other super couples, would face their fair share of obstacles. “What [else] happens when people start dating?” he said, “Everything goes to hell.”
Golden Globe winner Chris Colfer hinted that one of the obstacles might involve a separation of sorts. When asked if Kurt and Blaine would eventually transfer to McKinley High, Colfer responded, “Maybe half of them will… Distance makes the heart grow fonder, right? That’s what they tell me. So even if they do go through some bumps in the road, it would be very realistic.” (Murphy all but confirmed that Blaine would eventually follow Kurt to WMHS when he revealed that the Warblers’ lead singer would audition for New Directions in Season 3.)
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Murphy also confirmed that Kristin Chenoweth’s April Rhodes will be back later this season, and she’ll be belting out the Glee original, “It’s 10 am, I’m Drunk.” (She returns to pester Will Schuester after her all-Caucasian production of The Wiz crashed and burned and she’s now performing in a one-woman show called Crossroads.)
Other Glee scooplets from Wednesday’s Paley event:
| Murphy announced that he’s making plans for Gwyneth Paltrow’s Holly Holiday — due for an encore after the current four-week hiatus — “to come back next year,” adding that, “Gwyneth is sort of the muse of the show. I’m friendly with her. And Brad has become quite friendly with her. She’s also somebody who I write on the weekends and say, ‘What do you think about this for an episode even if you’re not in it?’ She has opinions. She’s great.”
| Murphy says the show’s creators have long wanted to do an episode devoted to an album as opposed to an artist, and their wish has come true: Glee has been granted the rights to Fleetwood Mac’s legendary “Rumors.”
| Mercedes (Amber Riley) will be getting a love interest, Murphy confirmed. The showrunner revealed that he’s keeping an eye on the talent on Oxygen’s Glee reality show, airing this summer, for potential suitors.
| Matthew Morrison opened up about “star-crossed lovers” Will and Emma (Jayma Mays): “They deserve each other and would help each other so much. So I hope it happens.”
| The Rachel/Finn/Quinn love triangle is a huge part of the rest of Season 2, Murphy offered. Cory Monteith, for one, says he thinks it’s more interesting when “Finchel” is apart.
| As we hinted above, Kurt will return to New Directions. When asked about being away from the group for most of the season, Colfer accidentally spilled, “It feels good to be back.”
| Both Murphy and Falchuk explained that while they love the Brittany/Santana dynamic, the focus will now be Santana’s solo journey as she comes to terms with her sexuality.
| In the next new episode, Sue (Jane Lynch) assembles her “Legion of Doom” — Terri Schuester (Jessalyn Gilsig), Sandy Ryerson (Stephen Tobolowsky) and Cheyenne Jackson’s Dustin Goolsby — to take down New Directions. “They’re my trifecta of evil,” Lynch laughed. With Jackson’s return comes the reappearance of Vocal Adrenaline and Charice, Murphy revealed. The final six episodes of the season will be about Nationals and ND’s battle with its long-lost rival.
| Fans attending Glee‘s live tour this summer can expect about “80 percent Season 2 songs” as well as the continued story of the underdogs reigning supreme. And Cory Monteith will perform “Jessie’s Girl.”
| Murphy addressed rumors about his former Popular cast guest-starring on Glee: “I had a lot of them on Nip/Tuck, so I think probably not. But I’m still in contact with them all and love them all. Maybe Mary Cherry [though].”
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