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Glee Creator Dishes on New Show

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Pardon the obvious pun, but we're gleeful for tonight's series premiere of Glee.

The show, a musical comedy from the creative mind of Nip/Tuck creator Ryan Murphy, airs on Fox, immediately following the final American Idol performance show.

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In a new interview with TV Guide, Murphy expands on his vision for this unique series:

On what type of show Glee is: We have a lot of dramatic plot lines, but this show is a one-hour comedy. But it's very much in the Alexander Payne world as opposed to something, you know — this is not a show you'd find on the CW. I think it's a little bit more adult than that.

On motivation for creating a primetime musical: I wanted to do a postmodern musical. Fox was not interested in, and neither was I, doing a show where people suddenly burst into song. I said, "Look, if they're going to sing, there are going to be three rules:

It will be done where they're on stage rehearsing or performing, in the rehearsal room, or it will be a fantasy that is rooted on the stage." I think that's one of the reasons why Chicago, for instance, was such a brilliant movie: It had rules. I was very inspired by American Idol because I think the key is to do songs that people know and interpret them in a different and unusual way.

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Beiste: Dr. Jones said the new end of world date is September 27, 2014
Brittany: That gives us like two whole years of giving love and brutal honesty to everyone we know.

Relationships are a lot like flowers. If you find the right seed, put it in good soil, give it water and sunlight, bam. Perfect bud. And then comes winter and the flower dies. But if you tend that garden, spring will come along and that flower will bloom again.

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