Companion web series of hit TV shows are usually passable affairs, relegated to second-tier characters from second-tier writers rooms. GLEE on the other hand hit the goose in the gullet with its choice of Brittany S. Pierce (Heather Morris) to host her own web show—Fondue for Two. Personally, she’s one of the only consistent gut busters for me in the hour-long musical comedy.
Fondue is a simple setup, an internet talk show shot from Brittany’s bedroom, where the deadpan bombshell dishes up some hot gossip over some actual hot fondue. The first episode stars fellow gleeks Mercedes (Amber Riley) and Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz)—and her portly feline Lord Tubbington. Hard to imagine she went from one of Beyoncé’s backup dancers to one of network TV’s funniest ladies.
No official word from FOX on how many of them are planned, but given the rabid online fan base for anything Glee, we figure there’s a good chance we’ll see more of them. The sneak peek video alone already broke 135,000 views on YouTube. And the official Glee YouTube channel is up to 253,000 subscribers with a whopping 214 million views. So you could say there’s some strong demand for more online video from the musical power-franchise.