Bad news for Beliebers: A [artist id="3187077"]Justin Bieber[/artist] "Glee" tribute episode isn't happening anytime soon.
After rumors began to swirl that Bieber Fever was slated to sweep McKinley High, Ryan Murphy, the co-creator of the Fox hit cleared up the role of the teen star's music in an upcoming episode. Murphy maintained that unlike other superstars whose repertories have received "Glee" overhauls — like Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Madonna — Bieber's current list of hits isn't long enough to sustain an entire hour of New Directions-helmed numbers.
"Those [tributes] are reserved for artists with big catalogs," he told Entertainment Weekly. However, this season of "Glee" won't be completely Bieber-free: "Bieber comes up in episode 13 as a small plot point. Sam [Chord Overstreet] sings a JB song to win Quinn's [Dianna Agron] approval."
Murphy has recently been giving up more details about some of the storylines and smash hits set to turn up on [article id="1655559"]"Glee." Gwyneth Paltrow will return[/article] to reprise her role as feisty substitute teacher Holly Holliday for a two-episode arc that includes dating glee-club leader Will Schuester. The hit show will also take a chance on Gaga's soon-to-be released single "Born This Way," which will serve as inspiration for an episode airing in either March or April.
"I love that that song is [an] anthem," Murphy explained of giving the track major "Glee" love. "This show is by nature optimistic and I think a character like Karofsky could turn to booze or pills or alcohol and kill themselves or do something dark. But I also love Max and I love that character and I sorta want that character to have a happy ending. So I don't really know what that's going to be, but I do know we're going to do a whole episode that's about that song."
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