Ryan Murphy Ponders Britney Spears-Themed Episode of Glee

by at . Comments

Ryan Murphy is listening.

A few days after the manager of Britney Spears tried to Tweet interest in a Glee episode dedicated to his client, the show's creator says "“I’m interested in the Britney Spears idea."

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, he added: "I’ve always loved her. I’m entertaining it. I think young kids would like that.”

As Cheerios

Murphy said he also has interest in Billy Joel, Led Zeppelin, and, even, Courtney Love as artists he'd love Glee to cover.

“I actually ran into Courtney Love the other day and talked to her,” said Murphy. “She’s interested. I would love to have the kids do a Courtney Love episode one day...The key is the songs in the catalogue have to have a certain degree of theatricality."

In other Glee news: a third soundtrack will be released on May 18; and Kristin Chenoweth returns next week as April Rhodes. Watch a clip of her appearance below.

[video url="http://www.tvfanatic.com/videos/home-clip/" title="Home Clip"][/video]

TV Fanatics Love Prime Instant Video
Amazon Prime Instant Video
Watch Glee Now!

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.


i think it would be nice to do an episode centered on britney's music, but are they seriously considering doing a themed britney episode before doing a beatles one? talk about double standard
I really dont mind them doing themed episode because it doesnt really get in the way of character development(kurt and mercedes became cheerleaders in the power of madonna)


LISTEN. Courtney Love would be amazing. Get over yourselves! "Oh she's not a good influence." Who gives a flying fuck. It's a show. With music. Courtney Love did make good music.


I agree with J completely.Glee should stick to its original focus-
the talented teens.


Courtney Love? She's a terrible example to youth. Britney is to commercial.


Speaking as a HUGE Britney Spears fan.. I would love that idea! She was my idol growing up so if it's done the right way I think that would be awesome :)


I think that they should use some of Britney's songs, but to have a whole episode dedicated to her may not be a good idea. I don't think they should have all the episodes themed with artists, more like themed with ideas, like in the first set of episodes. Ballad, mash-up, hairography etc. Although I would love to see Rachel tackle a few of Britney's songs such as "Circus", "Not a Girl Not Yet a Woman", and "Womanizer" :)


I think its a good idea to do Britney Spears I mean lots of people say she is like our generation Madonna, when I was a kid I loved her and it would be cool to see how they could make it. However, all the others I think would be dumb, I mean really Courtney Love? Every once in awhile to feature an artist could be interesting and entertaining


Madonna was worthy of an episode. Britney Spears: no.


i completely agree. the one madonna centred show was good but if they continue to do the same thing then they are just cheapening what was once a good idea...


So now ALL the old hacks want in Glee???? And what's sad is Ryan Murphy is listening. What happened to the show about the characters, NOT about faded out music artists. If it becomes a hour-long variety show featuring only one artist, then the show has sold out and that's sad.

Glee Quotes

You know, a great big fat person once stood on this stage and told a group of a dozen or so nerds in hideous disco outfits that glee, by its very definition, is about opening yourself up to joy. Now it's no secret that for a long time I thought that was a load of hooey. As far as I could see the glee club was nothing but a place where a bunch of cowardly losers go to sing their troubles away and delude themselves into thinking that they live in a world that cares one iota about their hopes and dreams, totally divorced from the harsh reality that in the real world there's not much more to hope for than disappointment, heartbreak, and failure. And you know what. I was exactly right. Thats exactly what glee club is. But I was wrong about the cowardly part. What I finally realized, now that I'm well into my late thirties, it takes a lot of bravery to look around you and see the world not as it is but as it should be. A world where the quarterback becomes best friends with the gay kid, and the girl with the big nose ends up on Broadway. Finding the courage to open up your heart and sing about it. That's what glee club is. And for the longest time I thought that was silly, and now I think it's just about the bravest thing that anyone could do.


[to Finn] You know, I don't really know what's going to happen between us, but I know that you used to be the guy that would make me feel like the most special girl in the whole world, and it doesn't feel that way anymore. Now it just feels sad and confusing. And the worst part is that it doesn't even feel that bad anymore.