When you think Joss Whedon and musicals, it's not with dread. His more creative and unique entertainment venues have generated some very popular products. Some examples of those, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode titled "Once More, With Feeling," and the latest, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.
Now, Joss Whedon will be adding Glee to his dossier of credits.
Fox ordered the back 9 episodes of the season of Glee and as a big fan of the show, Joss made sure there was so scheduling conflicts when asked by the studio to direct an episode. In fact, Joss had this to say about the news:
"Hey kids and parents of kids and super-old, like ancestor-old-but-not-dead-yet-type people, just poking my oversized head in to say that the rumors are true... unless something very odd happens in the next few months, I will have the privilege of shooting an episode of GLEE. Why GLEE? Because I love cops, serial killers and gritty urban drama (I haven't seen the show yet). Why me? Because they're struggling and can't afford real directors."
I definitely enjoy his style of side-stepping banter.
Dollhouse fans, DO NOT FRET. He's lending his directing talent after he's done with his work on Dollhouse this season.
On Joss Guest Directing
I don't know if you know this, but Joss has guest-directed episodes of The Office and apparently, if it weren't for scheduling conflicts, he was apparently super close to directing an episode of Battlestar Galactica.
Oh, By The Way
In case you haven't heard, Jonathan Groff (Taking Woodstock, Spring Awakening) has joined Glee for up to 6 episodes.