Category: Ryan Murphy

'Glee' duo Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk creating pilot for FX‎

FX announced Thursday that Ryan Murphy, the architect of the "Glee" phenomenon, is teaming again with fellow creator/executive producer Brad Falchuk for a new drama pilot, "American Horror Story."

The project would pair the duo once more with FX, which aired their other collaboration "Nip/Tuck" for seven seasons.

The pilot will be directed by Murphy and will begin production in April. If FX picks up the series, production would begin in late spring with a debut expected in the fall.

" 'American Horror Story' is a project that Brad and I have been discussing for a while," Murphy said in a statement. "John Landgraf and I have maintained a wonderful relationship since Nip/Tuck ended its run and he gave me an open invitation to develop a new show for the network. FX is the perfect place for this series and we look forward to a great homecoming."

Could this mean the descent of the "Glee" empire? Breathe. All is good. Or so they say:  "Fans can rest assured that we haven't taken our eyes off that ball for a second. We've broken the stories for the season's remaining episodes, and we've got big things planned for our little glee club as it strives to make it past Regionals to the all-important Nationals competition in New York City," Falchuk said in a statement.

-- Yvonne Villarreal
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TCA Press Tour 2011: 'The Glee Project' is no joking matter

Ryan Put the slushies away! For the Gleeks out there who were secretly wishing to scoff at the silly audition process (a la “American Idol”) when “The Glee Project” makes its debut on Oxygen, think again.

“I didn’t want there to be any joke auditions,” said casting director Robert J. Ulrich during the show’s panel Thursday at the TCA press tour. “It’s all about a positive outlook.”

No joke auditions? See, this is where Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) could have been useful with her one-liners! Hey, if Ryan Murphy can be (belatedly) added as an executive producer of “The Glee Project,” we’re sure Lynch can hop on board in her favorite track suit.

The 10-episode reality competition spinoff of the hit Fox series premieres in June and aims to find someone (from a pool of more than 40,00 people) worthy to mingle -- in a seven-episode guest-starring role -- with the plucky singers at McKinley High during “Glee’s” third season. 

-- Yvonne Villarreal

Twitter.com/villarrealy 

Photo: "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy. Credit: Getty Images

'Nip/Tuck' gets a lift from Logo

The surgeons of the outrageous medical drama "Nip/Tuck" are checking into Logo.

The gay-oriented cable network announced Thursday that they had acquired syndication rights for "Nip/Tuck" and will start broadcasting episodes this October. The series stars Dylan Walsh and Julian McMahon and was created by Ryan Murphy, the creator of Fox's hit "Glee."

Installments for the drama, which originally aired on FX, will air in three-episode stacks on one night during prime time, with a new stack each week. All 100 episodes of the series, which ran for seven seasons before concluding this year, will be shown.

"The celebrity guests, moments of jaw-dropping outrageousness and honest depiction of its gay characters and their friends made the series a perfect fit for our audience," said Marc Leonard, Logo's senior vice president of multiplatform programming, "At the end of the day, we see it as a love story between two straight guys who are challenged by the family that they've created -- and that's pretty fierce."

--Greg Braxton
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