Monday, September 7, 2009
7 News Features: Glee on Fox
Fox set to raise the curtain on a much anticipated new fall series. Fans, who got a sneak peak of the musical comedy during Idol season, get prepped to be filled with "Glee" once again.
WSVN -- It's a show that moves to a whole new beat.
The sound premise of "Glee," a teacher's mission to transform a bunch of high school outcasts into a singing cast of characters, and elevate their glee club to national prominence.
Cory Monteith: "When I first read the script I was immediately taken by how well it was written. I also loved the fact that it was a satirical take on things like "High School Musical," the show doesn't take itself that seriously."
Creators and cast insist the one hour show will not mimic the "High School Musical" formula. Instead opting for an edgier take on the tunes and the times.
Chris Colfer: "The first season, I think deals with a lot of issues that 'High School Musical' would be afraid to deal with."
Chris Colfer: "Substance abuse, pregnancy."
Cory Monteith: "Teen pregnancy, love triangulation."
Chris Colfer: "Love pentagons."
Cory Monteith: "Love pentagons"
Geometry aside, whatever shape the show takes during it's first season expect to hear plenty of this...
Just don't expect the students to wear out their vocal chords too quickly.
Cory Monteith: "It's not a musical, it's comedy with music in it. There is rules to when you can sing, it's rooted in reality, you don't just break out into song about the lunch lady or whatever."
OK, we get it, but before we dismiss class and get set for the premiere, the cast gave a little shout out for fans in South Florida.
Chris Colfer: "Did you make the Miami, my Glee, Miam-Glee joke?"
Cory Monteith: "Miam-Glee."
Chris Colfer: "Miam-Glee, Miam-Glee, Miam-Glee."
Yeah, maybe stick to the acting for now.
Louis Aguirre: "You can catch the kids of "Glee" starting September ninth at 9 p.m. right here on 7.