Bye bye Gwyneth Paltrow!
Glee may be moving away from using pop icons like John Stamos and Britney Spears to drive the success of the show and finally focus on character development.
Creator Ryan Murphy told TVline.com that the series will eliminate guest stars. While Glee has generated significant publicity with its star-studded lineup, with zealots predicting each season which icons will grace the small-screen, in Season 2 these celebrities started to dominate the story line.
Paltrow, in particular, had several episodes centered around her character, substitute teacher Holly Holliday. Glee lost site of the purpose of the guest stars, allowing them to takeover the show and put story lines of main characters like Rachel, Finn and Quinn on the back burner.
Glee will hopefully develop these characters more before they graduate this season.
Murphy said the show will also be delving into characters who haven't had bid story lines, with a 20-episode story arc centered around Sue Sylvester.
But Murphy told TVline.com one other, more disturbing development -- Season 3 will have less songs. It seems a bit odd that a show focused around a glee club would move away from the hook that has defined its success. Glee sans music doesn't stand much of a chance.