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Glee: FOX Renews Show for Season Two, Want to Be In It?

Glee season twoFOX made fans of Glee very happy this week. To no surprise, the network has renewed the series for a second season. The producers are also giving viewers a chance to get into the act.

Glee revolves around the faculty and members of a glee club from the fictional William McKinley High School in Lima, Ohio. The musical series stars Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Matthew Morrison, Amber Riley, Mark Salling, and Jenna Ushkowitz.

While the series hasn’t been a huge ratings success, it enjoys a devout following and the network is making good use of that by selling songs galore on iTunes and via CD.

Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company, says the network shares in the Glee love. In a statement, he said, “We’ve loved Glee ever since it was a pilot script, so it’s been an incredible thrill to watch the show take root and see audiences embrace these characters in such a huge way this season. The show is a true and rare gem in television. We couldn’t be more proud of what Ryan Murphy and the Glee team have created so far, and can’t wait to see what they come up with for season two.”

Should new characters be added to Glee?

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While some shows, like FlashForward and V, will very likely suffer from their long hiatus, fans have great expectations for Glee’s return. The network didn’t say how many episodes were being ordered for Glee’s second season but, if the show continues to build, a 22 episode order seems assured.

In addition, executive producers will soon begin conducting a national casting search for three new roles that will be added to season two. Auditions will be open to amateur and professional performers ages 16-26 and hopefuls will be able to submit online. (Details available soon here.)

The casting process and search will be played out in a multi-part special that will air on FOX and lead up to the second season premiere in Fall 2010. The new cast members will be revealed during the first episode of the new season. Multiple versions of some scenes may be filmed to prevent leaks.

Executive producer and creator Murphy said, “Anybody and everybody now has a chance to be on a show about talented underdogs. No matter who you are a Broadway talent or a struggling singing waiter with a dream in the Midwest you now have an opportunity to make that dream come true by posting your talent video and showing us what you can do. ALL the roles will be chosen from the video audition process, which is exciting and unprecedented. We want to be the first interactive musical comedy on television, and the search is ON.”

What do you think? Are you glad to hear that Glee has been renewed for season two? Do you think adding new castmembers is a good idea? What about the reality show-like specials? Good plan?

 

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Maryfrances Tucker July 15, 2010 at 5:15 pm

We are having a discussion as to whether last week, July 8th was the final show of the season… We love Glee, already l;ooking forward to the new season.
Please inform us. thanks

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Shelby Fetterolf May 17, 2010 at 9:32 am

Yeah, that is true. There are quite a few characters who don’t get a lot of attention, but still! The person who makes it on Glee doesn’t have to be a permanent character on every single episode. They could just be on a couple and be done, just for a little change in the main plot. The story basically stays the same (stayed) through out the last season. They need to mix things up a bit! New people, not always focusing on just Finn and Rachel. Going behind the scenes to the lives at home of Quinn and Artie and Mercedes and such. Also, to the comment about Kurt getting a boyfriend: I heard a or that he IS in fact going to be finding someone in an opecoming episode!

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kate May 16, 2010 at 7:23 pm

i am a total gleek! the best episode was laryngitis. i think finn and rachel should be together.

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Gabe April 20, 2010 at 12:41 am

Hey! I’d love it if everyone voted for me to be on Glee!
http://www.myspace.com/gleeauditions?link=55758053
Thanks!

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Amanda Lindner March 11, 2010 at 8:11 pm

My school never had a glee club. If so I would’ve been in it. Everyone needs to keep watching and tell others to watch! I love glee!!!!

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Sam March 10, 2010 at 7:25 pm

It really depends on what type of character they add like someone like sue nooooooo I DESPISE her, she is an evil witch but I can see why she does it for her sister

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Donna March 1, 2010 at 5:01 pm

We can’t hardly wait for more GLEE!

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Susan January 28, 2010 at 11:45 am

This has to be one of the most “feel good” TV shows ever!! Althought I am definately NOT a teenager, I looked forward to the show evey week, heck I even went out and bought both CD’s and the DVD. I am really excited about the coming season. Although it would be nice to see a few new faces, the group you have now is great! As far as story lines; it would be nice to see “someone for everyone” but keeping it real (as in real life highschool)that never quite turns out that way. Either way, I am hooked on this show and can’t wait for the new season…..which by the way starts when???

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Bookworm January 16, 2010 at 6:54 pm

I don’t think the show really needs anymore new people. The people that are there now barely get any airtime since the show seems obsessed with pushing Rachel and Finn down our throats (especially Rachel). What I’d like to see, instead of adding new characters, just giving the people they have more airtime. I’d love to see more of Artie and Tina, Mercedes getting more leads, Kurt maybe getting a boyfriend, Santana and Britney, Black guy finally getting a line.

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kate May 16, 2010 at 7:29 pm

black guys name is mark and i think matt (other asian) should get a line. they need to put in a part were they anonec artie and tinaae together.

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Shelby Fetterolf January 16, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Hello!
I think that this is the best idea ever! It would really make the show more interesting to have different people in the show, and different things happening in peoples lives. I think that adding more people would really be a good decision. I myself would be willing to audition, and I have talent too, but there’s one thing you didn’t mention… what is the website where you post the videos? Thank you!

-Shelby

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admin January 16, 2010 at 3:09 pm

@Shelby Fetterolf: The exact details aren’t available yet but the site to watch is: http://www.fox.com/glee Good luck!

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