Unless he’s trying to bring the scripted world a dose of “Jersey Shore” cast back-and-forth, Ryan Murphy dropped a real bombshell last night:
The actors in question are Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer — whom, by our estimate, have probably gotten around 75 per cent combined of “Glee” screen time thus far in the show.
It’s certainly hard to imagine the series without them — especially Michele and Colfer.
Though Michele’s spotlight has waned in order to accommodate other characters, she is the undeniable anchor of the show — and arguably its greatest vocal talent.
Colfer, meanwhile, saw a huge spike in screen time over the last season — and became something of a character ambassador for the show’s message of tolerance.
Colfer also won the Golden Globe for best supporting actor in a television series in 2010.
Spinoff speculation is already raging — and it is true that Murphy made a point of setting up Michele and Colfer’s characters to move to New York after high school.
One thing no one’s pointed out yet: a Manhattan-set show starring Michele and Colfer would, in a different way than “Glee” does now, compete directly with NBC’s “Smash,” an upcoming musical drama about the mounting of a Broadway production.
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