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A proposal, a Michael Jackson tribute, and new family members: Glee casting and upcoming episode news round-up

December 12, 2011
Summer Nights

New Directions will be performing "Summer Nights" from Grease in episode 10!

After tomorrow’s holiday extravaganza for episode 9, “Extraordinary Merry Christmas”, Glee will take its usual winter hiatus, with no new episodes until January 17. But just because we’ll have a month of no Glee, doesn’t mean that new scoop won’t still be coming our way! To help keep you in the loop on the most important Glee news, here’s a quick rundown of what’s to come:

  • More New Faces to the New Directions Family Tree: Following the news that Gloria Estefan has been cast to play Santana’s mom in an upcoming episode, comes the announcement that Fox is now in talks with rapper Pitbull to play Santana’s older brother! Entertainment Weekly also reports that Estefan’s episode will no longer be the same episode as Ricky Martin’s, likely to make room for a big family number featuring both Estefan and hopefully Pitbull. And in even more exciting family casting news, the same EW article claims that Fox is finally beginning to cast for Rachel’s gay dads! Finally!
  • Get Ready for More MJ: It seems that New Directions’ Sectionals performance was just a taste of what the next half of this season has to offer! Glee‘s first tribute episode of season 3 will indeed honour the King of Pop himself, Mr. Michael Jackson. Airing on January 24 (the second episode back after the winter hiatus), TV Guide says that the episode will feature 10-12 songs from MJ’s extensive catalogue…the only question now is which ones? In addition to “Man in the Mirror” last week, Glee has also previously performed “Thriller” and “P.Y.T.” in season 2.
  • Episode 10 is called “The Proposal”: And yes, there will indeed be a proposal! In this episode, the first one back after the winter break, TV Line reports that Will is going to propose to Emma…but what we don’t know is if she’ll say yes or not! I, for one, am a little weary of the fact that this will be Emma’s third engagement in the same number of seasons. Yikes. But fear not, non-Wemma fans, this episode will also feature “Summer Nights” from Grease, as part of the storyline that’s pushing Sam and Mercedes back together! Check out some more great photos from the “Summer Nights” filming, over at The Daily Mail.

What do you think of all these developments, gleeks? Are you excited to meet more of Santana’s family, and finally meet Rachel’s dads? Who do you think should play Rachel’s dads? What Michael Jackson songs do you hope Glee will cover in its tribute episode? Do you think Emma will say “yes” to Will? And how excited are you about New Directions performing a Grease song? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Leilane permalink
    December 12, 2011 2:22 pm

    Mercedes and Sam ??? No please, not again. Not the same mistake TWICE.
    Do they really need to show all their family members ?? Not at all.
    Santana’s brother is totally unnecessary as her grandmother was.
    I’d rather see more focus on the original cast and NO MORE GUEST STARS PLEASE
    and less songs per eps.We only have 12 eps left and after that most of the original cast members will be gone so they better show some SL/ character development.

    • December 15, 2011 1:12 pm

      They’ve definitely been doing tons of songs lately – especially in the Christmas episode (which my Gleecap just went up about)! So I definitely agree with you on that!

  2. Caitlin permalink
    December 12, 2011 10:21 pm

    Rachel’s dads better look like the ones in the picture of them on her locker at the beggining of the the pilot episode!

    • December 15, 2011 1:11 pm

      I’m hoping for that, too, Caitlin! It’s going to be hard to pull off, but it’d be so great if they did!

  3. Claire permalink
    December 13, 2011 5:15 pm

    John Barrowman (Torchwood, Doctor Who) has expressed interest in playing one of Rachel’s dads and I think he would be great.

    I agree with Leilane–Mercedes and Sam have no chemistry at all. And what’s going on with her and Kurt? They used to be best best friends, and now it’s like they don’t even know each other.

    • December 15, 2011 1:11 pm

      I *love* John Barrowman – he’d be a great Berry dad! Thanks for sharing, Claire!

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