After 100 episodes, Fox’s Glee is showing its age.
The musical recently fell below 3 million viewers and a 1.0 rating in the key 18-to-49 demographic, matching its series low this week with a 0.9. It is among the lowest-rated series already renewed for the 2014-15 season, though the current batch of 22 episodes has been reduced to 20 as a result of a production hiatus at the start of the season. Fox might film the two cut episodes early to better promote what could be a supersized 24-episode sixth and final run.
“My condolences to other media outlets that so desperately want Kurt to be with anyone but Blaine that they tweet things like “Kelliot > Klaine” during episodes. It must be very difficult for you to hear your new favorite toy loudly support Klaine.”—LeakyNews “Glee Recap 5.14” (X)
“Blaine bought a couch infested with bedbugs that leads to the most ridiculous montage of Klaine shrieking and compulsively cleaning and showering. I’m so glad these two are back together on a regular basis, because the comedic interaction between Darren Criss and Chris Colfer is one of the best parts of Glee and exactly the breath of fresh air the show needs.”—
“Blaine puts toothpaste on Kurt’s toothbrush! Kurt picks out Blaine’s clothes! They dance! They pillow fight! They shop! They touch more in a two minute performance than they have in the entirety of the series!”—LeakyNews (via bandwagonjumping)
The “Glee” Cast Looks Back On The Song That Started It All
Kevin McHale:Our first real experience on that stage was “Don’t Stop Believin’,” and it felt like camp at the time because we were all trying to figure out what the hell this show was. None of us knew what we were doing.
Lea Michele:And we got in trouble.
Chris Colfer:We got in a lot of trouble for goofing off during Matt [Morrison (Mr. Schue)]’s coverage.
Michele:When they were filming Matt, we were messing around so much that [creator] Ryan [Murphy] came up and yelled at us.
Colfer:I wasn’t messing around. I was very serious.
Michele:He was back then, but we broke him.
Amber Riley:That was the first time — of many times — we got in trouble with Ryan.
McHale:The best memory I have is of us all sitting on the stage and getting to know each other in between takes. Also, that number was probably one of the simplest we’ve ever done, and it took a day and a half to shoot. It was also re-choreographed at least 12 times.