'Glee' to tackle 'Thriller' post-Super Bowl; Harry Shum Jr. to become series regular

harry-shum-jr-glee-s2-320.jpgIt's a good day to be a Gleek. Two big "Glee" announcements hit the news today (Nov. 17) and they're big. Michael Jackson big.

Entertainment Weekly reports that the show will perform the late King of Pop's classic "Thriller" in the highly anticipated post-Super Bowl episode. To "Glee" it up, it will be mashed-up with another song (which has been chosen yet). Sources are saying the episode "will be the most expensive in "Glee" history and likely one of television's priciest episodes ever."

The episode will keep with the sports theme and focus on the football team's championship game and the cheerleading regionals. The "Thriller" mash-up will be reportedly occur during halftime of the championship game. We're guessing it's going to be a bigger and better version of the football team performing Beyonce's "Single Ladies" early in Season 1. The gang will also tackle tracks by Katy Perry, Lady Antebellum and the Black Eyed Peas in the episode.

Though there were reports that the Super Bowl episode would be another tribute a la Britney and Madonna, this will not be a MJ tribute. The only person who was considered for a tribute episode was Sir Elton John. Fans can expect a John tribute episode in the back nine. "Tiny Dancer" cover or bust!

Fresh off the news that Darren Criss has been promoted to a regular, another actor has landed a series regular gig for next season. Hot off his dancing duet with Mr. Schuester ( Matthew Morrison) last night, E! Online is reporting that Harry Shum Jr. will be dancing in series regular shoes. Shum's character, Mike Chang, started off as a glorified back-up dancer, but has been garnering more attention this season, thanks to a relationship with Tina ( Jenna Ushkowitz) and those abs.

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