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Glee is going back to the tribute well.
The Fox musical — which has already paid tribute to Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston, Madonna and Britney Spears (twice) — isn’t done with the hourlong dedications this season.
While details are being kept under wraps, Murphy this season has hinted that he wants to settle the Madonna/Elton John feud that erupted earlier this year. “A big GLEE goal this year: a Madonna/Elton John mashup. #gayhatchetburying,” he wrote on Twitter in August.
Tribute episodes have been a mixed bag for the series. The first Spears offering in November 2010 notched a then-series high, topping its Madonna effort. Its 90-minute Lady Gaga entry — the 18th episode of season two — registered a season low at the time with a 3.4 rating and 8.6 million viewers. This year’s “Britney 2.0” collected a 2.9 in the demo and 7.5 million total viewers.
Murphy — speaking at the opening of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Design Hollywood showhouse at The Century as part of THR‘s inaugural Design Issue for which he was the cover story — also noted he’s plotting a Valentine’s Day wedding, declining to provide specifics. (We’re looking at you, Will and Emma!)
Also to keep an eye out for: Glee‘s Christmas episode, which Murphy described as “very emotional.” “We’ve taken characters that you wouldn’t expect should be together and put them together,” he teased, noting it’s done in a very Love Actually fashion.
Who do you think Glee should pay tribute to? Do you think it’ll be a Valentine’s Day wedding for Will and Emma? Hit the comments with your thoughts. Glee returns from its baseball-induced hiatus Nov. 8 at 9 p.m. on Fox. Meanwhile, check out interviews with Murphy and co-star Chris Colfer, below.
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