Darren Criss has given a rather confusing clue about the future of Glee as he hints at an upcoming appearance by someone from his past. But does he mean his own past or his character’s?

When interviewed on the red carpet for the Los Angeles première of Struck By Lightning – the dark comedy penned by (and starring) his Glee co-star Chris Colfer, he spoke more candidly than he usually does when he’s pushed for a Glee scoop. Darren states “There’s somebody who’s going to show up in an episode, that if people know where I come from […] Someone’s gonna show up. It’s really great.” You can watch the interview snippet below:

The question we’re asking is this: does Darren mean someone from his own life’s back-story will be appearing on Glee, or does he mean someone from Blaine’s? If it’s the latter, we suspect that he means the upcoming Sadie Hawkins-themed episode – hardcore Blaine fans will remember that he “ran away” from his first school to attend Dalton Academy after he asked a male friend to a Sadie Hawkins dance and the pair were beaten to a pulp after the dance. This aspect of Blaine’s history was never addressed again, but it seems hard to fathom that it will not come up in the episode entitled “Sadie Hawkins,” set to air when Glee returns on January 24. Perhaps we will meet his date or one of the attackers?

However, the phrasing used “where I come from,” makes it sound more like Darren means someone that his fans will know in relation to his own past – and that points a big arrow straight at Team StarKid. Darren’s fellow University of Michigan alums are trained performers currently pursuing varied careers in entertainment, both with StarKid Productions and individually, and any of them could potentially appear on Glee as a guest star. Joey Richter, the Ron to Darren’s Harry in StarKid’s most famous work, the Very Potter Musical trilogy, even read for the role of Blaine’s pursuer Sebastian, though the part eventually went to Grant Gustin. Gustin has since become a client of CESD, the same agency that has represented Darren and StarKid since their early days, so it’s not implausible that someone else in Team StarKid could have been sent in to audition for Glee. In a nice little reverse of that scenario, StarKid’s Lauren Lopez auditioned for the role of Remy in Struck By Lightning, and although she did not land the part, she does have a cameo appearance in Chris Colfer’s film.

Pretend that we’re correct and that another StarKid has landed a Glee role. Depending on how big the part is, we’re assuming it’s going to be one of the group’s strongest singers as well as actors, and we’re going to guess that it’s someone currently living and working in Los Angeles. So, taking those those factors into consideration, we’re going to hedge a bet on Brian Rosenthal.

Which StarKid would you want to see reunited on-screen with Darren? What kind of role do you think they should play?

Our last theory on this topic is that the appearance will be from Disney and Broadway star Lea Salonga, to play Blaine’s mother. It would just about fit with what Darren stated, about if people know “where he comes from” –  the first thing he ever put online, before StarKid, was his series of YouTube Disney covers, and also literally where he comes from, his nationality as a Filipino like Lea Salonga.

Which theory do you like the best? Blaine’s past, a StarKid guest, or Ms Salonga?

‘Galavant’ cast thank fans for #MoreGalavant campaign

"So just dance, dance, dance."

4:30 pm EDT, May 25, 2016

Galavant may have been axed over on ABC, but the fans refuse to stop the beat — and the cast are getting down to it!

There’s nothing worse than seeing your favorite show cut off in its prime, but if there’s one thing that fans do best in moments of crushing adversity, that’s come together and use their voices in a cacophony. And Galavant fans? They want a third season of their little show that could and are campaigning for it to return.

That campaign has not escaped the notice of the cast, who came together to thank the fans in a video that you can’t help but move your feet to — and the rest of your body.

“It warms the cockles of my heart to see everything you’re doing to save our beautiful little show,” Timothy Odmunson says, at the top of the video — right before it launches into Justin Timberlake’s newest hit, “Can’t Stop The Feeling,” and we’re treated to a montage of familiar and brand-new footage from Galavant’s stars.

#MoreGalavant "Can't Stop The Feeling" from #MoreGalavant on Vimeo.

Karen David (Princess Isabella), who has also been vocal on social media about the #MoreGalavant campaign, leads the charge — and has printed out everyone’s contributions so far. But don’t worry, she planted a tree to make up for all the paper that was used. Also shaking their tush is Genevieve Allenbury, who played the Queen of Valencia throughout Galavant’s two season run.

Other familiar faces from the cast include Robert Lindsay, Ben Presley, Mallory Jansen, Vinnie Jones, and Muzz Khan. Not to mention the titular hero, Joshua Sasse.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Galavant without some cameos — and this thank you video is no exception to that. Making their debut are Billy Boyd (of Lord of the Rings fame), holding a sign that proclaims, “You can’t eat this Hobbit!” and Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, with his own “Galavanterrific” sign.

And, what better way to close out the video than with an appearance from Weird Al. “Well, that should definitely do it,” he proclaims. “I can’t imagine any network not picking up this show now that it’s a hashtag campaign. Feel the power of the hashtag!”

So, Galavant fans, get signing and start dancing. And here’s hoping Tad Cooper breathes fire again — be it on the stage, or screen.

This week’s twist on Game of Thrones was one for the show’s history books, and now the fans and creators are acting on their emotions.

Sunday’s Game of Thrones found Hodor dying (dammit Bran) as he held back the army of wights by holding the door. A significant death like this one naturally became a big topic of conversation online, with fans coming up with adorable yet depressing tributes to Hodor.

For example, viewers have been creating Hodor doorstoppers:





Interestingly, we couldn’t find any Hodor doorstoppers for sale on Etsy. Get on that, people!

Others have added Hodor to the ‘hold door’ button in their local elevator





On last night’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live,’ showrunners DB Weiss and David Benioff ‘apologized’ for killing Hodor — but not for the reason you think:

Related: After Hodor, who will die next on ‘Thrones’?

Starz has decided that their original programming can compete with the other hot shows airing on Sunday nights.

Network CEO Chris Albrecht has told THR that they are planning on moving all of their original shows including Outlander, Ash Vs Evil Dead, and Black Sails — which currently air on Saturdays — to Sundays. The move will begin July 17 with the Starz series Power. Outlander will likely not move to Sundays until next season.

“Sundays are a prestige night and we feel our shows are definitely going to be very competitive, not just in viewership but in the attention-getting business on Sundays,” Albrecht said to THR, “So it made sense to move.”

Outlander and Starz’s other original series will be going up against tough competition, including AMC’s The Walking Dead and HBO’s Game of Thrones. Albrecht says part of the reason he wanted to move the shows was to make sure they were part of the watercooler talk on Monday mornings.

THR notes that Showtime’s original series typically get DVR’d, “growing 214 percent [in viewership] during the course of a week.” This would suggest that a lot of people aren’t sitting in front of a TV on Saturdays and want to watch the shows on a different day of the week. So, moving their programming to Sundays may not impact overall viewership numbers much.

Starz recently overtook Showtime as the second-most subscribed to cable channel. HBO still sits at number one, though all three are facing tough competition from Netflix.