Last year at the Emmys obviously one of the big hits was the opening number with you and Jimmy Fallon and the whole gang. At this point, are you able to confirm any sort of follow up to that in your version of the Emmys?
Follow up, no. I think we started it from scratch and we didn’t try to follow up on anything from last year. But I’m pre-taping right now for the Emmys, and I don’t want to tell you what it is. It will spoil the surprise.
And then as far as Glee, I was just wondering—back at TCA Kevin Riley said that he sees this season as really going back to basics. Is that anything that you’ve seen in the early scripts?
Yes. I think what he was talking about is sticking to the story lines of our regular characters, because you know we had a great season last year but we did kind of go all over the place with guest stars and had a lot of fun with that. And we’re kind of honing in on these stories of these kids, especially in light in the fact that several of them will be graduating at the end of the year.
Wondering if you’ve had any input from any previous Emmy hosts regarding what you can expect and what their tips have been for you?
No, I haven’t had- and I know several of them. I know Neil, and Ellen, and Jimmy, and Jimmy sent me flowers, but not really. No, nobody has given me any tips.
If Sue Sylvester were giving you tips on hosting the gig, what would Sue’s tips be?
Well somehow find a way to give all of the awards to yourself, I think, would probably be her advice.
Can you tell me who’s writing your- I’m sure you’re writing some of it yourself, but can you tell me who’s helping you with your material for the telecast?