Morning Briefing

Cast to change on Glee

Glee creator Ryan Murphy has confirmed that in 2012 the series will start phasing out its current cast of characters and bring in new ones to keep the series believable. Murphy said: “Every year we’re going to populate a new group. There’s nothing more depressing than a high schooler with a bald spot.”

More talent added to J.J. Abrams series

Two more actors have been added to J.J. Abrams new series Alcatraz, joining Lost’s Jorge Garcia in the line-up. Jonny Coyne and Jason Butler will play prison wardens on the drama series which centres on the infamous San Francisco prison.

More Glee-style shows on the way

American network ABC is attempting to cash in on the success of the Glee series by developing two new musical series. The network is developing a project around former Glee cast member Idina Menzel about a single mother who dreams of a musical career along with another project described as a female-led musical comedy.

Actress to return to Desperate Housewives

Lesley Ann Warren is set to make a return to Desperate Housewives after last appearing on the show in its first season. The actress played Susan’s (Teri Hatcher) mother when the show debuted in 2005 and hasn’t returned since.

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