This just in: after two of the most wildly successful seasons in TV history, Glee has finally broken down and hired a writing staff. Yep, it's true! Till now, all the writing has been done by just three guys-- these guys-- series co-creators & executive producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan.
I know, it's crazy! Being the creators and executive producers of a show is kind of a full time job already, isn't it? Looks like the demands of the full time triple-threat-world-domination-plus-merchandising Glee empire have finally convinced these guys to go ahead and, y'know, hire a writing staff to do the writing. But wait: it's about to get so. Much. Better.
Not only are two of the six new writers women (that's like 200% more female writers than they had before)-- one of them happens to be an out lesbian TV producer, and the other one was a writer & producer on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Allison Adler (left) and Marti Noxon
Yes! AfterEllen reported last week that Allison Adler (left, wife of The Talk co-host Sara Gilbert) and Marti Noxon (right, whose resume includes Buffy, Angel, Mad Men, Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice) will be writing on Season 3 of Glee (along with 4 other dudes, whatever, they're probably a'aight).
Seriously, are you excited? Like, this excited?
I know I am. Maybe this shift and these fresh new voices will bring us the final missing piece of the Glee puzzle: that great white whale called continuity. Pack in all the star-studded cameos and Lady Gaga outfits you want, but by the gods of good storytelling, get these people into the writers' room STAT! Vaya con Dios, ladies. We know you'll do us proud.