'Glee' Season 4: Embracing a New Direction

May 14, 2012 By:
'Glee' Season 4: Embracing a New Direction

The obvious problem with a TV series set in high school is the inevitable four-year expiration/graduation date of the plotline… unless the show strictly focuses on the teachers (but seriously, who cares about them?).

Though some character driven classics have succeeded in following their peeps into college, Gossip Girl, Gilmore Girls, 90210 if you’re feeling retro, Saved By the Bell if you’re feeling…. cheesy—but Glee, by conception, is firmly routed in William McKinley High School.

So fans are left wondering, how are we supposed to care about the club sans its crucial graduating members? According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox has put people in charge of this very quandary. The solution? Go meta people, think “show-within-a-show.”

In lieu of creating a spin-off series that would take place in New York, we will follow some of the characters as they aspire to live forever at a performing arts college in NYC, while simultaneously tracking the happenings of New Directions as a fresh class of songsters step to the mic.

As an added bonus, Kate Hudson and Sarah Jessica Parker are set to guest star throughout the season. No word on whether or not the former is allowed to appear in anything without Matthew McConaughey or if the later will incite an orgy amongst scantily clad Gleeks who will later discuss the details of their exploits at length over wine and mescaline salads.

Other famous faces such as Britney Spears, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ricky Martin, Whoopi Goldberg, John Stamos and Neil Patrick Harris have made guest appearances on the show.

Lindsay Lohan is set to make her Glee debut on May 22 where she will play herself on the Season 3 finale.

Stay tuned.