Maybe the biggest news nugget: The producers are planning a special "Rocky Horror Picture Show"-themed episode at an unspecified date. During the panel, cast member Chris Colfer, who plays the flamboyant Kurt Hummel on the show, said he'd like to sing "Time Warp," "Rocky Horror's" signature anthem. It was then that Murphy revealed that he would soon have his chance in a special episode devoted to the cult flick, as the audience cheered wildly. (Apparently, the tidbit was carefully planted: After the panel was over, the teeming throng exited to the original version of "Time Warp").
"People think we're gonna be bigger and bigger, more crazy," Murphy said. But "the second season is designed to be a little more intimate. It's just (responding to) feedback, feedback from the fans."
Among the possibilities: An episode devoted to cheerleader Brittany ( Heather Morris) and a show that follows the diva Mercedes ( Amber Riley) to her church.
Of course, this winter "Glee" will be exposed to an even broader audience, as Fox has chosen it as the lead-out programming for the Super Bowl, the most-watched event in the TV business.
"We're in negotiation to do a really big tribute episode, but we haven't closed it yet, so I can't say," Murphy told the crowd.
"Nothing says Super Bowl to me like 'Glee,' " he joked.