Contrary to a previous online report, EW has learned that Glee will not be airing a Justin Bieber tribute episode. Let’s hear the deets from Mr. Glee himself, Ryan Murphy: “Those [tributes] are reserved for artists with big catalogs, ” he explains. “Bieber comes up in episode 13 as a small plot point. Sam (Chord Overstreet) sings a JB song to win Quinn’s (Dianna Aragon) approval.” The episode, which is called “Comeback”, will air later this winter and also feature Rachel (Lea Michele) and Mercedes (Amber Riley) diva’ing it out on a tune from Rent. (“Take Me Or Leave Me”, please!) Are you disappointed or relieved that Glee won’t be saluting Bieber this spring? And what song from Rent do you want to hear?
The original report was from Michael Ausiello, who recently quit scooping for EW to run his own entertainment site TVline.com.
He raided the EW ranks, taking along a few of their writers, including Idol Guru, Michael Slezak. I bet EW editors relished debunking their former writer’s “scoop”. Heh.
Anyhoo. Ya’ll can breath easier. A Bieber-themed episode would have been ridiculous. Glad it isn’t true.