1. Host Jane Lynch’s alter-ego, Sue Sylvester (or a least a whole lot of the “Glee” gym teacher)
“I think a little bit of Sue Sylvester goes a long way,” says Lynch. “There’s some ideas out there for Sue Sylvester. But I think we’ll probably leave her track suit on the Paramount lot.”
2. Reality TV overkill (even though reality TV megaproducer Mark Burnett serves as the award show’s executive producer)
“There’s not room for it,” Burnett insists. “And by the way, I’ve probably been one of the big complainers of not enough reality on the Primetime Emmys, and now I find myself as the producer and I’m exactly the opposite. The truth of the matter is reality television is seven out of the Top 10 shows on television all the time, the most viewers by far. However, it’s not full of stars. And therefore, it doesn’t translate to an awards show because people are tuning in for glamour.”
3. Three hours of boring (well, fingers crossed)
“I think awards shows, if they’re just about giving out the awards, it can slow down,” says Burnett, who has experience producing the MTV Movie Awards and People’s Choice Awards. “When there’s a lot of good bits along with [handing out statues] — you can plan for some of it, and some of it just happens — that’s what makes it really great, live television.