Might We Get A Chance To Gleek Out Over Justin Timberlake?

Posted by Moxie on August 15th, 2010

Actor Justin Timberlake photographed as he dodges cabs while on the set of Friends with Benefits, currently filming on location in New York City, on August 3, 2010.  Fame Pictures, Inc

I’m an unabashed fan of Glee, but I’m starting to get a little impatient with all the rumors of theme episodes that I’ve been hearing about the upcoming season. It’s one thing to pick a motif and carry it through the episode (that’s called “good writing”), but it’s another thing entirely to devote the entire hour to singing the praises of a popular artist (ahem, horrible, grating Madonna episode).

There have already been confirmations from the cast and producers about a Britney Spears episode, where Brit-Brit will only be appearing as herself in fantasy numbers, rather than as a character (ahem, stupid, pointless Olivia Newton John cameo). But now Justin Timberlake might be getting in on the act, according to Lea Michele:

“I think they are saving Justin Timberlake for the Super Bowl episode. They have to be, because he is so perfect for our show. He has to be on it! When I met Jessica Biel, like a loser, I asked her to tell Justin to come on our show. She was a little taken aback and said, ‘Um, OK. I’ll tell him.'”

Considering that he’s doing everything except record another album, I see this as totally plausible. He’s starring in 2 upcoming movies and he’s gotten popular as an SNL guest star in Andy Samberg’s digital shorts. Glee would be the perfect combination of singing, acting, and camp to attract him. Despite being annoyed by all the artist-pandering (ahem, lackluster, unnecessary Lady Gaga episode), I would totally be down for Justin Timberlake guest-starring. He and Terry can bring sexy back to William McKinley High.

Category: Britney Spears, Glee, Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Lea Michele, Madonna, Moxie