*Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” will be the latest iconic song to be featured on “Glee” in the coveted post-Super Bowl slot on Feb. 6, Entertainment Weekly reports.
While the Fox hit will abandon the themed-episode as had been widely speculated, the episode will revolve around the musical dramedy’s sports story lines and see the glee club perform a “Thriller” mash-up during the McKinley High football team’s championship game.
The episode also will feature fan favorites Darren Criss — whose “Teenage Dream” recently became the show’s best-selling download — and Dot-Marie Jones as well as Jane Lynch’s Sue Sylvester’s cheerleading team competing at regionals.
The entire hour will be sponsored by General Motors, likely meaning fewer commercial breaks.
Previous speculation suggested the post-Super Bowl episode would be a tribute episode revolving around a specific musician — as “Glee” has previously done with Britney Spears and Lady Gaga — with Elton John being considered.
EW also confirmed that a John tribute is coming later in the season.