Glee Gets a Writing Staff! (Thank JEEBUS)

Fantastic news, Glee fans!

Glee co-creators/executive producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan will no longer be writing Glee scripts themselves. Yes, seems hard to believe, but the producers wrote 44 scripts over 2 seasons by themselves. And frankly it showed. Although season 2 certainly had it’s fine moments, bad character development, story lines that went nowhere and/or strained credibility and sloppy story telling were problems throughout the season.

Murphy has hired new staff writers/producers with STELLAR credentials.

Joining Murphy, Falchuk and Brennan in the writers room will be Allison Adler (Chuck, No Ordinary Family) as co-executive producer. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who did the rewrite of the Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark musical, was recently tapped as co-producer, with Buffy and Angel veteran Marti Noxon and frequent Christopher Guest collaborator Michael Hitchcock, who guest starred on the first season of Glee, serving as consulting producers. Rounding out the group are staff writers Matt Hodgson and Ross Maxwell.

Murphy meant to have a staff in place by the middle of Season 2, but he got so busy with the show and other projects and it never happened.  Marti Noxon? From Buffy.  I was a big Buffy fan back in the day, and I am REAL happy about that news..

So, how about you peeps? Are you looking forward to Season 3? I think Glee might be making a “Comeback”. Yes!

  • superfudge

    Here’s to hoping they worked on the last few seasons of Heroes so this terrible show can fade away forever.

  • alycat

    Yay, Marti!

    …though I’m surprised he didn’t have a bunch of writers before, precisely because of the lack of continuity in story lines and character development. Maybe it’s harder to see the holes when you’re too involved and have nobody to point out the flaws, though.

  • bentley1530

    Yay for some girl writers because I often found the girl point of view on glee lacking. I think the first task of the writing staff is to find a way to keep a few characters from graduating and a couple of more connected to the high school after graduation. Hopefully they all have been keeping up with Degrassi.

  • Andy11

    This is good news. My family really ilked the first season but by the end of the second season found it pretty meh.

  • hypertwink

    Oh no, Marti Noxon?!

  • Buffynut

    You were a Buffy fan!! OMG! I am a Buffy addict! Own all the seasons, have a Buffy key chain, bow down to Joss Wheedon, etc…….. It was so far ahead of its time!

  • Montavilla

    Unfortunately, the most popular characters are the ones most likely to graduate, since they are the ones depicted as having good grades.

    I could see Puck failing to pass his classes. I could see Sam having problems due to his family’s money troubles. Britney possibly might not realize she’s graduated.

    But Rachel is smart and determined to get out of town ASAP. Kurt is smart and eager for get back to Broadway. Blaine seems smart, rich, and well-educated.

    Maybe Finn will get someone pregnant and have to go to school part time while he gets a job?

    It was lack of planning to have everyone in the show be the same age. I think they could have retro’d Mercedes to be a sophomore this year. She’s always seemed a little younger than everyone else. But then they made a big deal out of her attending the Prom, so she’s definitely a Junior.

  • http://jasonlscott.com jlscott13

    It was lack of planning to have everyone in the show be the same age. I think they could have retro’d Mercedes to be a sophomore this year. She’s always seemed a little younger than everyone else. But then they made a big deal out of her attending the Prom, so she’s definitely a Junior.

    Are you sure everyone’s the same age?

    I always got the impression that Sam and Lauren were younger. I think they are actually, so then there’s more of a transition when the others graduate.

    I could actually see Brittany and maybe Santana not graduating till the following year.

  • eyin

    I’ve always wondered why they are all in the same grade when the show started. The most popular Cheerios, the school jocks, the losers, and the entire fuckin Glee club, were all sophomores? Really?? Are there no Juniors or Seniors in this school?

  • cjinsd

    Yea! Marti Noxon! Love her.

  • larc

    Hopefully the non-musical portions of Glee will become watchable again. The insipid storylines drove me away.

  • jammasta

    PRAISE THE LORD. Glee gets a much needed writing staff! The writing for the show has been pretty crap this season. Hope this works well.

  • http://www.last.fm/user/RemusL/ RemusL

    One of the new writers needs to take charge of continuity and consistency.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I didn’t realize that Glee didn’t have a writing staff. That explains a lot.

  • Allison

    This was really needed.

  • Tess

    So the barn door is now closing once someone noticed all the prize animals have departed. Also, now that there is some noticeable flack surrounding glee about it having evolved into an I-tunes commercial they are working on the show and trying to make it into a real comedy/drama and not a variety show. Well, good luck to them….but I just don’t think the show has the inner guts to make a huge comeback….I think it will just slowly slink into the sunset.

  • lucy

    Has this kind of makeover-by-smart-people-who-know-what-they’re-doing ever succeeded with a tv show that’s already become mired in the great-concept-poor-execution trap? I can’t think of any examples, but I’m thinking there might be some?

  • jeffreythegleek

    Hire Chris Colfer for the writing staff. He sold a screenplay, a Disney pilot and now two children’s books. What’s one more credit for his resume? I’m kidding, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he was invited to write an episode and he took them up on it.

  • Mike M

    I think Sue will do something to cause the school to lose its accreditation and they’ll all have to repeat senior year, assuming they want the show to come back for another season after next year. That scenario stretches it a bit, but whatever they do will stretch it a bit.

    Personally, I’m about done with the show, anyway.

  • http://profoundly-shallow.blogspot.com Miss Moppet

    I’m sorry but Marti pretty much ruined season 5-7 of Buffy and this is not good news to me. She’s the idiot who said, “Oh I get it, this show is Party of Five but with Monsters,” and that’s how she handled it and it showed. Bah.