Glee Hires a Lesbian Co-Exec-Producer, Keeps Brittana’s Future in Good Hands

Well, this certainly bodes well for Brittana‘s future (as well as keeping the show at the apex of mainstream gay pop culture). If you stalk the opening credits of the show you’ve already noticed that every single episode is written by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan.  Well! Those boys just hired a brand spankin’ new writing staff to keep the upcoming third season from becoming completely ludicrous. While the new hires include additional five (mostly gay) men, the big news is that they named out lesbian TV writer (and Sara Gilbert‘s partner) Allison Adler as co-executive producer! Adler has a ton of TV writing experience as a producer on No Ordinary Family, Family Guy and Chuck, among a million other credits.

Of the shows criticism during season two, Murphy told the Hollywood Reporter, “last year you had the baby story line that everyone could follow and this year we didn’t do that. Next year we’re going to be doing that more. What I have learned from this season is I think people want story arcs.”

Elsewhere in Gleeville, has anyone made it out to see the live tour this summer? Jane Lynch and Gwyneth Paltrow cameo’d this week at the shows in East Rutherford, New Jersey which is very exciting. The whole tour is currently being filmed for a Glee 3D movie to be released later this year.

Here, let my boyfriend Darren Criss take you on a behind the scenes tour:

Finally, are we all aware that Jane Fuckin’ Lynch is hosting the EMMYS this fall?! Boy, what a ways we’ve come since Joyce Wischnia, right? When asked where she may appear during one of those requisite award show openers she teases that we may see her in drag as one of the Mad Men boys: “I wouldn’t want to be one of the girls. They had no power.”

Jess is a pop culture junkie living in New York City. She enjoys endless debates about The L Word, Howard Stern, new techy gadgets, DVR, exploring the labyrinth of the Lesbian Internet, memoirs, working out, sushi, making lists, artsy things, anything Lady Gaga touches, traveling, puppies, and nyc in the fall. Find her on Twitter @jessxnyc or via email.

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26 Comments

  1. Marti Noxon of Buffy fame deserves some love too. She was hired as a consulting producer, whatever that is.

    • As much as I hated the way she seemed to make all of season 6 into “How can we get Spike shirtless?”, I have high hopes for her on Glee. Don’t let me down Marti. And no need for shirtless-ness unless maybe its Brittany…..

      • vending machine

        she started working buffy season 3, which was when (imo) when it stopped being terrible. so. yeah. maybe. i’m drunk.

    • Ava

      Marti Noxon wrote some great episodes of Buffy, but she also wrote some terrible episodes of Buffy. (“Bad Eggs” anyone?) Hopefully her writing (or whatever it is she’s doing) for Glee is good.

  2. “What I have learned from this season is I think people want story arcs.”

    How is this a fucking a surprise?!?!

    • Imagine a conversation between Ryan Murphy and Ilene Chaiken…

        • ryan murphy and ilene chaiken need to get together and create the ultimate gay television trainwreck.

          • your icon was just so perfect for this. in my head at least.

          • hahah thanks :)

  3. vending machine

    What I get out of this is that Santana and Brittany will be spending season three trying to find a sperm donor. Can’t wait! #godpleaseno

  4. Swing

    there is no brittana anymore, they are separating. people wake up!!1

    • vending machine

      to be fair, that’s according to naya rivera’s desires for the direction her character is to take, and she has no more clue of what’s going to happen then any of us. i mean, i’m pretty sure the writers have no idea either, so yeah.

  5. “What I have learned from this season is I think people want story arcs.” Gee, really? I think they need to add to the list, “consistent personalities” and “character-driven narrative, not gimmicky plot devices.” But maybe I’m speaking out of turn. It’s a good sign that they realize the writing was horrible and they have hired more writers (including a lesbian with experience writing TV!).

    • I don’t think that you’re at all speaking out of turn. I think honestly without the possibility for a Brittana that a lot of us would have checked out.

      The first season was amazing. The second I kept watching because the first was so good and I kept thinking This has to get better right? It’s going to be awesome again??

      Now it will be!! YAY!

  6. also clearly only homosexuals can host award shows
    this is how we know james franco isn’t gay

  7. Jane Lynch in drag as one of the Mad Men boys

    ^ Sexiest thing I’ve read this weekend omg.

  8. Sawyer

    I have two thoughts about this:
    1) Darren Criss should wear glasses all the time.
    2) What counts as “completely ludicrous”? Cause, you know, I’d be tempted to label Finn’s lesian drama as such. If I never have to see the hemming and hawing between Rachel and Quinn ever again, I will be happy.

    • Yes, unless they are “hemming and hawing” together.

      …mmhmm.

      • I really don’t think even Quinchel would make me like either of them at this point.

  9. 'na

    I went to the tour! I saw the second night in San Jose. Awesome Glee happiness.

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