Matthew Morrison on Glee Storylines, Scripts: Written on the Spot!

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Even the most ardent Glee supporter must admit: the sophomore season was a let down in many areas.

Often, the show appeared to focus more on paying tribute to an artist, or coming up with an elaborate dance routine, than on character development or consistent storytelling.

At the launch of Global TV’s Fall Lineup at the Sony Center in Toronto yesterday, Matthew Morrison gave us a clear idea why: Ryan Murphy and company are, truly, making this up as they go along.

Appearance of April

Guest appearances by stars such as Kristin Chenoweth are fun and welcome, but some coherence to them would be appreciated.

“Literally, the end of the season, the season finale we just shot, they were handing us script pages, like, ‘Say this right here,’" Morrison said. "The show is such an epic thing to film, we got so backed up. So I have no idea, I think the writers are taking a little break, and no one really knows anything.”

That's not exactly comforting.

We understand the production of Glee is more complicated and requires more time than any other show on TV. But hire dance coordinators, song coordinators and script coordinators. Expand the staff. Delegate. Do something.

There's no excuse for not having a season finale well planned out in advance.

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


Glee Quotes

We met right here. I took this man's hand and we ran down that hallway. Those of you who know me know I'm not in the habit of taking the hands of people I've never met before, but I think that my soul knew something that my body and my mind didn't know yet. It knew that our hands were meant to hold each other, fearlessly and forever. Which is why it's never really felt like I've been getting to know you. It's always felt like I was remembering you from something. As if in every lifetime that you and I have ever lived we've chosen to come back and find each other and fall in love all over again, over and over, for all eternity. And I just feel so lucky that I found you so soon in this lifetime because all I want to do, all I've ever wanted to do, is spend my life loving you. So, Kurt Hummel, my amazing friend, my one true love, will you marry me?


Quinn always was a genius slapper.