'Glee': Kristin Chenoweth returning, Blaine and Kurt going to prom
Look who’s about to get some matching tuxes ready! EW has learned that new couple Blaine and Kurt will attempt to attend their high school prom, which may not be a simple proposition. “That story is going to be ripped from the headlines,” creator Ryan Murphy told reporters tonight in Los Angeles. “Can you imagine two boys wanting to go to the prom in Ohio?” Murphy later elaborated slightly during a panel discussion moderated by EW’s Tim Stack, teasing that the big dance will feature a performance or two from the Warblers.
Speaking of Dalton Academy, now that they’re out of the running for Nationals, Murphy said fans shouldn’t worry about less Blaine in season 3. “I think Blaine might have to try out for New Directions,” he said to roaring applause.
Murphy — who together with the Glee cast is participating in a Paley Center tribute to the Fox show — also announced that Kristin Chenoweth will reprise her role as the boozy former glee club star April Rhodes. And here’s an exciting change in Glee’s modus operandi: The plan in the near future is to center an episode around Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 album Rumours.
Showrunners and cast were relatively mum when it came to the specifics about how some of Glee‘s many couples would be shaken up in the episodes to come. But Murphy did offer up news on the romantic future of Mercedes (Amber Riley), the only member of Glee who has not had a romantic interest, saying that this summer’s Oxygen reality show, The Glee Project, will aim to find a guy for her. “One of the things that was in the back of my mind [when conceptualizing the character] was, ‘How is this guy going to be with Amber?'” he said. Riley added jokingly, “I’d like to be part of this process.”
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