TVLine Items: Glee Exec Snuffs Suicide Talk, X Factor Eyes Mariah, and More News to Know

Gasp! Is Glee planning to off McKinley High’s big bad bully?

Max Adler raised eyebrows in a new interview with TV Guide Magazine, speculating that Karofsky’s plans in Glee‘s third season may either involve “join[ing] the glee club… or he could go the opposite route and go home and hang himself like many people have done.”

Adler of course was alluding to the rash of suicides committed by bullied LGBT youths, but Glee executive producer Brad Falchuk says the Fox hit won’t be pulling from those headlines. “I can’t say it wasn’t discussed, but Glee doesn’t really feel like the show for that,” Falchuk told the mag. “We like to get dramatic and push things, but that didn’t seem the kind of story we wanted to tell.”

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• Is America ready for Mariah Carey, X Factor personality? Simon Cowell thinks so. In a radio interview with Spokane, Washington’s Jackie Brown, the former Idol stronghand said that while impending motherhood won’t allow the songstress to join the Fox series as a full-time judge when it debuts this fall, he “adores” Carey and believes she “will have a role on the live shows… in some form.”

• Film star Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler) is reportedly in talks to join Aaron Sorkin’s HBO pilot More as the Story Develops, says the New York Post. Jeff Daniels (Dumb & Dumber) is set to star in the series as head anchor of a Fox News/MSNBC/CNN-esque program.

• Mary Steenburgen (Curb Your Enthusiasm) will guest star on FX’s upcoming dramedy Wilfred, per EW.com, playing the mom of Elijah Wood’s character.

• Last Sunday’s TV Land Awards represented the cabler’s most-watched edition of the eponymous kudoscast to date, while its demo ratings were the best since the 2004 ceremony.

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