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Priciest 'Glee' Episode Includes Michael Jackson, Lady Antebellum and More

November 18, 2010 (6:49 am) GMT
FOX is investing high on the post-Super Bowl episode in February by nabbing the right to 'Thriller' and other songs by Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas and Lady Antebellum.

There had been rumors for while that "" would do a tribute somehow later this season. It is now revealed that "Thriller" will be performed for the post-Super Bowl episode which usually attracts the largest audience in a year. However, the episode is not entirely dedicated to the late King of Pop.

EW received the confirmation from a source who said that the classic would be performed as a mash-up although the other song is not yet known. The storyline will be kept in line with the sports season with Sue Sylvester concentrating on the cheerleading regionals and McKinley High football team entering championship game. The half-time is when the "Thriller" mash-up would be played.

Additionally, this would be the "most expensive" production in "Glee" history as well as "one of television's priciest episodes ever". Reason for throwing money into this episode is considerable since they would buy the catalog of artists like , and . Nevertheless, General Motors would be the sponsor of the evening, meaning there would be limited commercial interruptions.

As for the rumor that would be given a tribute, the source denied it by saying was the only pop superstar ever considered given a tribute. Fans of the show thus can expect an Elton John-centric episode in one of the show's back nine episodes.

The Super Bowl is airing February 6 on FOX.

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