Next for ‘Glee’ — Susan Boyle, a Beatle

And Jane Lynch’s Sue Sylvester also will be getting a big storyline, Ryan Murphy reveals

Last Updated: August 5, 2011 @ 3:29 PM

Fox's hit musical comedy "Glee" just came off a wildly successful first season and, at the annual TCA summer press tour, the show's creator, Ryan Murphy, gave reporters a taste of what's in store for season two. 

"We're going to do a Christmas episode that Susan Boyle is hopefully going to do," Murphy said.

Another British musician, legendary former Beatle Paul McCartney also reached out to Murphy about being involved with the show — although not as a guest star. Murphy said Sir Paul sent him a mixtape of his music in the hopes that the "Glee" cast might cover one of his tracks.

Murphy said he "thought I was being punked" when he received McCartney's CD in the mail.

"Glee's" freshman season was a whirlwind success that brought in huge ratings and 19 Emmy nominations, more than any other series. Murphy said next season will feature more storylines involving supporting characters, specifically, Santana, Brittany and Mike Chang.

The decision was a reaction to the show's massive success, he said.

"Instead of going bigger and overstuffing season two, let's go under it," he said.

But not everything will be small. Sue Sylvester will be getting a big storyline. "We're going to have Jane Lynch's character write her own autobiography and then go on a little book tour," Murphy said. 

As for McCartney, in spite of Murphy's efforts, the former Beatle won't be getting his own hour of "Glee." "Of course we are going to do something, I don't think a whole episode," Murphy said.  

Previously: "'Family Guy' Creator Seth MacFarlane on Being Banned by Fox."