The Glee Project
Is The Glee Project coming back for a third season? Depends on who you believe.
On Monday, TVLine reported that Oxygen wasn't moving forward with the reality show. But Oxygen says it hasn't pulled the plug. At least not yet. In a statement issued late Monday, a network...
Melissa Benoist, Alex Newell, Jenna Ushkowitz
Most of the hype for the new season of Glee has been focused on the show's new setting — New York! — and new students. So when the Fox musical welcomed back a familiar face, namely one of the New Directions' former competitors — to join the glee club in Season 4, fans were shocked. But not as shocked as the actor himself, Glee Project Season 1 finalist Alex Newell.
"I was packing my bags to do a show in a different state," Newell, who plays Wade "Unique" Adams, tells TVGuide.com. "My agent called and said, 'Sweetie, you won't be doing that show.' I was like, 'Oh, OK.' She's like, 'Because you're going to be on Glee.'"
Insert Newell's vibrant scream here....
Kevin McHale is going for Round 2.
The Glee star will return to The Glee Project as a mentor for the second time in an upcoming episode that will feature...
It's Valentine's Day at McKinley High — and apparently it's all about Rachel Berry.
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In the Glee sneak peeks below, New Directions and Glee Project co-winner Samuel Larson sing Gym Class Heroes' "Stereo Hearts," to the newly engaged Berry. Plus: Rachel's dads (Jeff Goldblum and Brian Stokes Mitchell) make their debut to celebrate Rachel and Finn's big news. Check out the sneak peeks below:
Cory Monteith and Lea Michele
What will Rachel's answer be?
That's what gleeks everywhere are no doubt wondering following Tuesday's helluva cliff-hanger: Finn, still directionless and newly hit with a boatload of bad news about his dad, got down on one knee and asked Rachel to marry him! TVGuide.com quizzed Glee star Cory Monteith about whether or not Finchel will soon be walking down the aisle, the Bee Gees tribute episode, singing en español, the movie he's producing for Fox 2000, another Glee tour and more!
Oh, and he'll "definitely" be back for Season 4. Yay!
Jonathan Groff, Samuel, Damian Mcginty
Watch out, New Directions: Jesse St. James is back!
Jonathan Groff will be returning to Glee as the former Vocal Adrenaline rival and one-time New Directions co-coach. This time, however, he'll go back to being the competition. At Wednesday's celebration for the 300th musical number — a soulful, booty-shakin' mashup of Adele's "Rumor Has It" and "Someone Like You" — series boss Ryan Murphy revealed that Groff's Jesse St. James would be returning as the new coach of Vocal Adrenaline.
A note about the mashup: It looked as though the kids performing it were members of
Ryan Murphy's got a plan for Glee this year. It includes a full-time writing staff and a focus on stories over artist tributes. He even knows how it all ends for the McKinley High School seniors (though not all of the kids in New Directions are seniors.)
"The season ends with the core group, with many of them graduating and figuring out what their futures are," Murphy told reporters Thursday after a screening of the Season 3 premiere. After acknowledging that he made the mistake of prematurely talking about which actors he thought about writing out after graduation — "I've learned my lesson! I'm never doing that again!" — Murphy said he's refocused.
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"I have my passion for it back," he said. "Things took a bit of a nasty turn and now I feel great about it again." No word on who is coming or going, you'll just have to wait and see where things end up in the finale. And that spin-off you heard about is still on the shelf — and if resurrected, it might not be what you thought (originally, it centered on Rachel and Kurt making a go of it in New York.) "I don't know what it would be and I don't know who would be on it," Murphy said.
But let's talk about this season already! Spoilers from the premiere and beyond... read at your own risk:
Samuel Larsen and Damian McGinty
In an eleventh-hour twist, Ryan Murphy named not one but two winners of The Glee Project. Both Samuel Larsen and Damian McGinty will get seven-episode arcs in Season 3 of Glee. (In another surprise, runners-up Lindsay Pearce and Alex Newell were told they'd get two-episode arcs. Everybody wins!)
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The morning after their finale, TVGuide.com talked to Larsen, 19, and McGinty, 18 — neither of whom slept much Sunday night — about how they've been training for their Glee debuts, why Zach squealed so much during the finale, what the toughest part of the competitions was and whether subtitles are a good thing. Read on:
Let's hear it one more time for Darren Criss. Who knew Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" was such a tough song to sing?
The remaining six contenders vying for an arc on Glee found out the hard way. In Sunday's episode of The Glee Project, they'll each be tasked with recording the entire tune, whereas in previous weeks, they had only been asked to sing a couple of lines from the given songs.
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How'd they do? In this clip, only Samuel appears to be sailing through — vocal coach and mentor Nikki Anders loves him.
Alex and Hannah, on the other hand ...