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There’s been a dry spell in Glee news over the last several months, as Season 2 rounded its last bend and virtually no one remembered to watch Oxygen’s The Glee Project when it aired. Glee has a habit of staying in the news, and the possibility that the show might churn out more evenly-keeled episodes is too important to gloss over.

Glee mastermind’s Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk, and Ryan Murphy have finally hired writers to help them prepare Season 3. The three men wrote Seasons 1 and 2 themselves, and though Murphy expressed interest in hiring writers after Season 1, the busy team could never find the time to interview. The duress of three people writing a television series began to show during Season 2, when everyone from critics to my blandly TV-loving sister mentioned at least once the program was heading off the rails.

Glee won’t have a lot of time to get back on track. According to Deadline, writing for the Fox show will begin on Monday, with co-executive producer Allison Adler (Chuck) and co-producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark) on board. Marti Noxon (Angel) and Michael Hitchcock (MADtv) will be involved as consulting producers. Two staff writers, Matt Hodgson and Ross Maxwell, have also been hired, proving Glee is bringing in a ton of fresh blood to try to turn momentum back toward a spirited as well as amusing program. They won’t have a lot of time to gel before writing commences, but with that many musical and comedic masterminds in one room, Glee is actually looking like it might come back better than ever. Not that that’s saying much.