In case you missed it, Fox's President of Entertainment Kevin Reilly had some very "cool" news for Gleeks this weekend. While a post-graduation spin-off has unfortunately been nixed, some of McKinley High's favorites will return for season four, and Chris Colfer couldn't wait to spill the details!
"Fans who were hoping for a spin-off are going to be very, very happy about it," said Colfer giddily of the revelation at the FOX TCAs Sunday night. Earlier in the day, both he and Lea Michele and Cory Monteith were confirmed to maintain big roles in the episodes following their high school commencement.
"I really can't emphasize enough that it really will be, kind of, the best of both worlds," he explained. "I really think it's going to be a lot of fun."
As far as the immediate future is concerned, the cast says they've almost wrapped the highly-anticipated Michael Jackson episode, and Kevin McHale tells us you can expect the upcoming show to hold up to the caliber of their Britney, Madonna and Super Bowl specials.
The homage to the late singer was a special one for Kevin, as he confessed he is "obsessed" with MJ. As a fan, McHale assures that the pop icon's music will be translated onto Glee with the love and care it deserves.
"They've done the songs in a way that I think people will really love it," he explains. "Some of them we stay true to who they really are, and some of them we kind of re-work a bit respectfully."
Keep your eye out this season for the very special MJ episode, and be sure to catch Glee this Tuesday on Fox.
Watch the video above to hear more from Colfer, McHale and more of the Glee cast plus interviews with stars of New Girl, as well as Kiefer Sutherland on his brand new drama Touch.