Glee Season 4: New Challenges, New Enemies, Old Status

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We're mere hours removed from the emotional end of Glee Season 3. But it's not too soon to talk and speculate about Glee Season 4, is it?

In a recent interview with Vulture - the same one that teased American Horror Story Season 2 - creator Ryan Murphy offered up a few tidbits and spoilers regarding plans for the show's return this fall.

Glee Season Finale Scene

"I will say the story for season four gets back to the underdog status and that will appease people, maybe," Murphy said, answering critics who believe Glee partially lost its way when New Directions grew too successful.

Murphy also responded to the words of Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly, who said last week at the network's upfront that Glee would go the a "creative renaissance" next year, clearly a dig at season three.

"Kevin wants a Glee that’s about Top 40, pop culture, big stars. So I know that he loved the end of this season, and I went and pitched him the next season and I think he loves it because it’s very pop-culture-based."

Finally, Murphy addressed two non-graduating characters: Will and Sue, played, of course, by Matthew Morrison and Jane Lynch.

"What I like is they will no longer be playing the same stories. Jane needs to get a new enemy and fast. Same for Matt. Matt has to have a new challenge and a new thing. We did not want to repeat the formula we’ve done. The show will be very different, but I think very satisfying."

Are you intrigued by these teases? Ponder them, react to them and give Glee Season 3 a grade now:

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There is a kid named Damon McToy, who I think would be perfect for this show.


They need to put Todrick Hall on Season 4.


so glad there is no more finchel, but i cant wait that long for glee! i need to see about some samcedes action goin on huh?


Nothing till fall? I can't wait that long.....that's torture...I need Finchel!!


SO HAPPY FINN AND RACHEL BROKE UP. They bore me to tears!


i am skeptical, i am afraid that they will have probs getting people to stay interested in the school's part of the show, everyone will just want to follow the characters that we all already love. i am for one already couldn't care less about the McKingly students, i just want the rest of Rachel, Finn and Kurt's story! (Well i will take a peak into the school only if they make Blaine the main attraction, love him!) @Andmo
Amen to that, i need Finchel back too!!!!


Season four has unlimited potential if they treat it like a new season one with about eight new students with diverse musical tastes and new problems. Even a repeat of old problems with different types of students would be good. For example, the next gay student should have non-supportive parents and the next pregnant student should have parents that want the child more than she does.


this should have been the season finale. Totally realistic, which NEVER happens on glee. Except for the fact that like half the characters have recording contracts or whatever. Doesn't anyone have any normal skills?!


I need my precious Finchel back!

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Glee Quotes

[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.


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