We know, “Glee” fans — the wait for new episodes is a long one. We are a few weeks in now to a hiatus that will not end until April 10, but we at least have some new highlights and rumors about what is going to be coming up later in season 3.
Meeting Puck’s dad – First things first, let’s start with some all-important casting news — we’re finally meeting Puck’s dad!
TVLine is reporting that “Melrose Place” alum Thomas Calabro is going to be appearing later this season as the man who has been estranged from Mark Salling’s character for several years. We briefly met Puck’s mother all the way back in season 2, and this does pose a great opportunity for the show to do some character development.
More than anything, we’re just glad to see Puck actually have a storyline again after things went so badly for him courtesy of what happened with Shelby.
A “Tommy” tribute – This story is not confirmed, but it certainly is an interesting rumor considering how many tribute episodes are already on the table.
According to a new report from the Chicago Tribune, producers are planning an adaptation of The Who’s classic rock opera “Tommy” that will feature cameo appearances by Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey. Are we still a little skeptical? Yes, mostly due to the fact that we have really seen so many tributes this season and there’s only so many episodes to get the gang to graduation.
On the other hand, it would be nice to see New Directions take on some of these classics, and the Michael Jackson tribute did do a good job of incorporating a story into the music.
More Kelly Clarkson – In between the rumor above and the confirmed tributes to Whitney Houston and “Saturday Night Fever,” we’re glad to see some other covers working into the mix.
In a new post on Twitter, Lea Michele has confirmed that she will be covering a Kelly Clarkson track later this season:
@kelly_clarkson you are such an incredible singer. Had the honor of recording one of your songs today.. It wasn’t easy but so fun!!!
— Lea Michele (@msleamichele) March 16, 2012
This would be the third time that the show has taken on a Clarkson hit — “My Life Would Suck Without You” was used back in season 1, and “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” was a part of the Regionals setlist.
What are you hoping to see happen moving forward this season?