“Glee” Success Spawns CW Offspring

12/14/2010 Posted by Admin

“Glee” Success Spawns CW Offspring

Television News

By our guest blogger, Emma Gray

“Glee” is unequivocally one of the most original and entertaining shows on mainstream television right now. It has also spawned musical tours, DVDs and hit albums, eagerly bought by so-called “gleeks.” So naturally, other networks want to jump on the musical television show bandwagon.

Vulture is reporting that the CW is developing a “struggling rock band drama,” tentatively named “The Prickly Spheres,” set to premiere during the 2011-2012 TV season. Jeff Kwatinetz, a man well versed in the music industry, is heading the project. He previously managed Britney Spears and currently helps manage the international careers of the Backstreet Boys and R. Kelly. It seems the insider wants to bring his life behind the music, to the audience outside.

Reportedly, the basic plot of this new emo-musical show follows the escapades of a young, classical musician who ends up in a rock band in Minneapolis when he turns down a scholarship to Julliard. He and his band-mates are quirky misfits full of talent (which incidentally sounds a lot like “Glee”).

Matt Goldman of “Wizards of Waverly Place” will be penning the pilot episode of the series, and production company Prospect Park Entertainment will be producing. It was only a matter of time before musicals spread across the small screen. Let’s hope that this show at least provides some kick-ass rock ballads to sing along to.

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  1. ChristianK said...

    Sounds promising. I hope they'll refrain from using that irksome auto-tune. For me it detracts from a lot of the musical numbers on Glee.