The fate of FOX television shows Glee and The X Factor were revealed last week – it was good news for both parties — but there’s still plenty more to discuss about the two hit series based on the 2012 FOX Upfronts. Here’s the scoop:
With Chris Colfer‘s and Lea Michele‘s characters on Glee planning on leaving for New York City, rumors speculated that Ryan Murphy would film in LA and NYC rather than completely disregard Kurt and Rachel. Now, it’s finally been confirmed that this is an inevitability. According to E! Online, FOX boss Kevin Reilly says,
“Next year will be a renaissance. Two shows within a show. We’ll follow some of our graduates to the Big Apple as they try to cut it at a college for the performing arts.”
Lea was ecstatic about the news, but also couldn’t help but gush about the future of her character’s relationship with her (off- and) on-screen boyfriend, Cory Monteith.
“There’s a turn, one way or another. It’s definitely left with a cliffhanger. There’s a very big cliffhanger for us.”
Chris also hinted at the outcome for his TV relationship with Darren Criss.
“They definitely zig and then at the end of the finale they have to zag. They are going to zig and zag. They don’t really have a cliffhanger.”
As for The X Factor, names like Fergie, Avril Lavigne and Miley Cyrus were dropped as potential third and fourth judges for the show. But the official news broke that Demi Lovato and Britney Spears would be occupying the two seats. As mentioned on The X Factor USA website, Simon says:
“I’m absolutely delighted Britney and Demi are joining us. Britney remains one of the biggest stars in the world, she’s talented, fascinating — and I believe she knows exactly how to spot the “X” factor. Demi’s had an amazing career in music, TV and film for someone her age. She’s young, confident, and enthusiastic. I think it’s really important that she speaks to our younger audience. The new panel will be dynamic and will work really well with the changes we are making to the show.”
And as far as money goes, Demi may not have snagged a paycheck quite like Britney’s — $15 million! — but sources say she nabbed somewhere north of $1 million herself.
What are your thoughts on all the fresh FOX gossip? Do you think a show within a show is a good idea for Glee? What do you think of Demi and Britney as judges on The X Factor?