Today in show business news: Fox is considering moving its musical show to the East Coast, Richard Gere is recruited by old Brits, and Tim and Eric are returning to Adult Swim.
Fox is considering moving Glee to New York. Not production, but the fictional world of the show. Gearing up to end the show next season, the network has proposed to Ryan Murphy and co. that the series shift its focus entirely to New York City, where Rachel is trying to make a go of it as a Broadway star and Kurt is, I dunno, hanging out at Boiler Room or whatever. It's unclear which of the other characters would be joining them there, I guess Santana is already there too, but whoever does or doesn't, I think it's a good idea. The show has gotten stale and, with Cory Monteith's death, the old setting is too haunted. So pack it all up and move East. We'll get a hilariously sad episode where Mr. Schue stands waving after the kids as they head off to New York and leave him alone in stinktown with his crazy wife. That's worth the move alone. [TV Line]
Huh. Richard Gere is in talks to join the cast of delightful old British people in the sequel to the wonderful 2012 film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Which is sort of strange! It's easy to view British people who are only in their 60s as doddering old folks, but not Richard Gere! Even though he's older than Bill Nighy. I dunno. Something's weird about it. It just is. I'd sooner believe Jude Law in that movie than Richard Gere. Sorry, Jude. [Deadline]
Ed Burns is going to write, direct, and star in a TNT pilot described as a crime drama. So it will be about a detective who investigates crimes done by his talkative, quirky family on Long Island. I mean, that's what Ed Burns writes, directs, and stars in, right? Well, apparently not, actually. The show is actually about a 1960s New York cop who works in vice. The show is called Public Morals, which is a great name for a TV show. Nothing sexier or more enticing than the word "morals." He should call it The Brothers McMorals. Then people would watch it, for sure. [Entertainment Weekly]
Well, spark up another and open those Pringles, because Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are going to have a new show on Adult Swim. This one is called Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories, and it's described as a "live-action anthology series." It's basically a continuation of the Halloween special that the comedy duo (and Zach Galifianakis) is unveiling tomorrow night. So get ready for more weird stuff that makes you feel a little aggressed upon, like you're being made fun of somehow, even though they don't know you or that you're watching. Y'know? They're great and all, funniest guys around, but sometimes I feel like they're making fun of me and I'm not sure what to do about it. Oh well. [Deadline]
Comedy Central has renewed the series Key & Peele and Drunk History for new seasons, so you'll have something to watch after Tim & Eric if there's still stuff to hit in the pipe and someone brought more chips. Fun! [The Hollywood Reporter]
Daniel Radcliffe is set to play an Olympic runner in The Usain Bolt Story. No, just kidding. He'll be playing middle distance runner turned political Sebastian Coe, who had a rivalry with another British runner during the 1980s. I'm sure Radcliffe will be great in it, he's a good actor and all, but he's got such tiny little legs. Will we buy him as a runner? Someone get him a broom. [Vulture]