Fears amongst Chasters that Charice will not be returning to “Glee” in time for the first episode of 2011 seem to be well-placed, according to the latest quotes in the media.
On Thursday, “Balitang America News” program, on Philippines TV channel ABS-CBN, featured an interview with “Glee” co-creator Ryan Murphy at the Golden Globes. While his enthusiastic comments confirmed Charice would be back “in a big way,” he also revealed that it would not be until “the end of the year.”
“She’s coming back in a big way,” he stated. “We’re finishing the year with her. She’s coming back for five episodes at the end of the year. So, she’s going to be great. Lots of big, big, big ballads for Charice.”
This seems to confirm that Sunshine Corazon will NOT be returning to the hit TV musical show in time for the Super Bowl episode in two weeks time.
This is a huge blow to Chasters and Gleeks alike, who had been convinced by media reports that she was set to join the main cast for the much-hyped episode. But it’s not the only bad hint that they have had that there would be no Sunshine on February 6.
Confusion, and no small amount of panic, broke out when all mention of Charice’s character was omitted from the official “Glee” synopsis issued to media to promote the program.
According to the published synopsis, the show’s guest cast – of which Charice should have been one – includes Dot Marie Jones, Darren Criss, Harry Shum, Ashley Fink, Lauren Potter, Max Adler, Chord Overstreet and James Earl – but no Charice!
It also details the plot of the episode, with Mr Schuester and Coach Beiste conspiring to join the warring glee club and football team, while Sue plots to ensure her cheerleaders actually win the Nationals. The only song that’s confirmed is Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” which will be performed by New Directions.
Charice was believed to be set to perform the Black Eyed Peas’ hit song “Meet Me Half Way,” along with Vocal Adrenaline, but if the truth be told, this was based on information leaked to the public.
There has never been any official confirmation from the show producers or cast members themselves, and this is completely understandable. No show gives away the plot of an upcoming major episode and producers are perfectly happy to allow the public go with whatever rumors circulate – unless it’s damaging, of course.
“Glee” co-creator Ryan Murphy speaks of Charice’s return to the show. Courtesy of ABS-CBN
Cast members are always sworn to secrecy, and Charice has never said a thing to the press other than to confirm her character would be returning and could be in the show for 5 – 7 episodes.
Now, with just over 2 weeks to go before Gleeks are set to end their long wait, it seems that Chasters and Gleeks alike are set to be disappointed.
Alternatively, is this just another marketing twist to clinch everyone’s attention? Or, is all this confusion simply the result of a clerical error? It seems speculation is set to rage right up until broadcast time!
By Robert Sheen, Charicemania.com