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Glee behind the scenes: “Big Brother”

The BTS featurette from yesterday’s episode:

“Big Brother” airs tonight

SPRING PREMIERE — “GLEE” — (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
Matt Bomer (“White Collar”) Guest-Stars

Much to Blaine’s chagrin, his big-shot Hollywood actor brother, Cooper (Guest Star Bomer), comes to visit in the all-new Spring Premiere “Big Brother” episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, April 10 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GLE-315) (TV-14 L)

Cast: Matthew Morrison as Will Schuester; Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester; Lea Michele as Rachel Berry; Cory Monteith as Finn Hudson; Jayma Mays as Emma Pillsbury; Dianna Agron as Quinn; Chris Colfer as Kurt; Kevin McHale as Artie; Amber Riley as Mercedes; Mark Salling as Puck; Jenna Ushkowitz as Tina; Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez; Heather Morris as Brittany; Harry Shum as Mike Chang and Darren Criss as Blaine Anderson.

Guest Cast: Chord Overstreet as Sam Evans; Damian McGinty as Rory Flanagan; Vanessa Lengies as Sugar Motta; Lauren Potter as Becky Jackson; Matt Bomer as Cooper Anderson.

Entertainment Weekly column

It took a few hours longer than I thought, but here it is (with huge thanks to


eric stoltz,glee,columnWhen I first came to the Glee set last season, I could tell they’d been through a great deal – the actors were close-knit and a bit guarded, and rightly so. Who was this redheaded stranger coming into their world, asking questions and taking notes? Before I started directing a show, I try to spend a few weeks hanging around the set, getting to know the crew and talking to the actors about how they like to work. Who is fussy? Who is left-handed? Who wants to go home early, and who is the perfectionist? There is no “right” way to work, and familiarizing myself with everyone’s method is a respectful place to start. And it’s also a lot of fun stealing Jane Lynch’s journal and reading it in the bathroom.

Glee prom 2012

Eric is directing Glee 3.19, “Prom-A-Saurus.” (As it turns out, it’s been a year since “Prom Queen!”)

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^ There is a column to go with that photo (written by Eric), but the person who scanned it only has the beginning. The column is supposed to come out in the EW issue that hits newsstands tomorrow. Being Glee-related, it will probably be plastered all over the internet by noon.

“Big Brother” airs on Tuesday, April 10. That’s next week.

Updates: Californication & Glee

Eric is directing Glee 3.15, “Big Brother” (see source). The show is going on an extended break after regionals (Feb. 21), so the episode won’t air until April 10. And speaking of regionals, an extra who worked on that episode (3.14) mentioned being directed by Eric last week, so either he was lost on the set that day or does more work on the show than the credits let on.

“Big Brother” was written by Michael Hitchcock. Matt Bomer from White Collar will guest star as Blaine’s older brother and there will be at least two Duran Duran songs in the episode (says TV Line).

And Californication 5.06 “Love Song” airs tonight at 10:30 pm ET on Showtime. Eric’s FB fans found two photos from the set last week, and at least one TV site posted them along with all the other promotional stills from the episode. He probably doesn’t make an appearance, though. Here is the teaser:

New photo from the Glee set

From the set of “Yes/No,” with Naya Rivera:

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Behind the Glee: Yes/No

With Jayma Mays: