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Co-creator Ryan Murphy is coming off a sophomore season of Glee that drew gripes from fans and a controversy surrounding his comments about stars Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, and Cory Monteith. Now, Ryan is ready to make amends. “This year, the idea is just to run the show,” he said this afternoon after a screening of Glee‘s 3rd season premiere. “Last year was a new thing for me. I’d run television shows before, but I’d never run a business before. It was a weird thing.” Now the focus is “on making this the best year we’ve ever done. And in fact, we think that’s exactly what we’re going to have. Part of the reason for that is we’ve figured out the best way to shoot the show, and a way to do it more economically for Fox.”
Added Murphy: “I have my passion for it back. And you can see the excitement on the set. The actors I feel are really renewed and excited and are thrilled to be there. It’s fun again. You know, things took a bit of a nasty turn, but I feel great about it again.”
The season opener, which airs Tuesday, features Lindsay Pearce — one of the 4 finalists on the Oxygen reality series The Glee Project. Pearce is playing a major role during Season 3 … SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! … (more…)