Ryan Murphy Talks Kurt’s ‘Glee’ Boyfriend; Timeliness Of Storyline

Ryan Murphy is shooting down recent reports that gay “Glee” clubber Kurt Hummel (played by Chris Colfer) will find love with McKinley High’s handsome blond newcomer (played by Chord Overstreet), according to E!’s Kristin Dos Santos.

“It’s definitely not Chord,” the “Glee” co-creator/executive producer reportedly told Kristin on Thursday, of Kurt’s love interest. “The new character [Darren Criss] is certainly an option. I’m not sure how soon I want to [reveal] that information because it’s such a big storyline of the year—I want there to be some surprises.”

Darren Criss, best known for his small screen stint on ABC’s witch drama “Eastwick,” will reportedly join the hit FOX show as “Kurt’s mentor and then maybe love.”

In “Glee’s” upcoming episode, entitled “Grilled Cheesus,” Kurt struggles to understand the beliefs and values of those around him. However, it’s also become a timely subject matter due to the recent reported suicide of 18-year-old Rutgers University student, Tyler Clementi, after his roommate and another student allegedly videotaped him having sex with another man.

“Last year the throughline was about teenage pregnancy. And the throughline this year is really about Kurt and his feelings about tolerance,” Ryan revealed. “… This week alone three gay teenagers have killed themselves and committed suicide, and we just got asked today to do a PSA on it because it’s becoming such an epidemic because of the bullying.”

“Grilled Cheesus” - which will reportedly feature religious-themed songs including Joan Osbourne’s 90’s hit, “One of Us,” and R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion” --will air on Tuesday, October 5, at 8 PM on FOX.

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