With New Directions’ journey to Sectionals now complete, are you mourning the end of GLEE’s first season? Now you can be a GLEEk all summer by catching encore episodes every Thursday (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) beginning tomorrow, June 10, on FOX and by visiting the all-new GLEE Superfan online experience exclusively at www.fox.com/glee.
The new Superfan experience allows GLEEks to watch full-length episodes while concurrently monitoring the live GLEE Twitter feed, exploring the official Facebook page, playing interactive GLEE games and sharing video with fellow fans. At their fingertips, visitors have easy access to insider content relevant to the GLEE scenes they are watching, including links to download and purchase music. The Superfan experience also offers fans the opportunity to watch their favorite musical numbers, view behind-the-scenes videos with the cast and crew and catch up on what happened in the episodes through “Glee-winds.”
GLEE has become a bona fide cultural phenomenon and the highest-rated new scripted series of the season among key demos. The series is also the most award-winning show on television – honored with a Peabody Award; a Golden Globe for Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical; and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. The music has become an international sensation with the soundtracks topping the charts all over the world – from Australia and the U.K. to New Zealand, Ireland and Canada. In the U.S., over 7 million songs have already been downloaded and two albums have been certified Gold. “The Power of Madonna” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, and the most recent “Showstoppers” album has been at No. 1 for two straight weeks on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. GLEE has also surpassed U2 as the group with the most Billboard-charting songs of the past 10 years.
The series follows an optimistic teacher, WILL SCHUESTER (Matthew Morrison), who – against all odds and malicious cheerleading coach SUE SYLVESTER (Jane Lynch) – inspires McKinley High’s Glee Club to conquer the world one singing competition at a time. The group of aspiring stars includes RACHEL (Lea Michele), a pint-size diva with powerhouse pipes; FINN (Cory Monteith), the gullible quarterback with rock-and-roll blood; KURT (Chris Colfer), the fashionable soprano with a heart of gold; diva extraordinaire MERCEDES (Amber Riley); geeky guitarist ARTIE (Kevin McHale); TINA (Jenna Ushkowitz), the punk rocker with a sweet side; pregnant cheerleader QUINN (Dianna Agron); and the arrogant PUCK (Mark Salling). Will is determined to make Glee great again with the help of his colleague and love interest EMMA PILLSBURY (Jayma Mays).
In addition to the regular cast, GLEE has featured guest appearances by a wide range of talented performers, including Kristen Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Molly Shannon, Neil Patrick Harris, Mike O’Malley and Olivia Newton-John.
GLEE is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are co-creators of the series. Murphy, Falchuk and Dante Di Loreto serve as executive producers, while Ian Brennan serves as co-executive producer. Become a fan of GLEE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/glee and follow the series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gleeonfox.