The Glee Project
The Glee Project will return for a second season, Oxygen announced Tuesday.
The reality competition series features 14 contenders trying to score a guest role on the Fox series Glee. Season 1 co-winners Damian McGinty and Samuel Larsen were each awarded a seven-episode arc, and runners-up Lindsay Pearce and Alex Newell also were given guest appearances.
The thunder's just stopped rumbling, but a storm's still a-brewin' in a chilly parking garage just outside the Paramount Studio gates on a gusty Hollywood night. Inside, oblivious drivers exiting for the evening pass choreographer Zach Woodlee putting the warmly bundled-up Glee kids through a rigorous routine. Having only just been introduced to their complicated dance moves, the physically drained troupe will be in costume and before cameras in less than an hour shooting their big "Bad" production number — the crown jewel in a tribute episode to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, that airs on Tuesday, January 31.
As the deafening prerecorded track plays "I'm bad, I'm bad/Come on/You know it," Woodlee, a recognizable face himself as one of the judges on Oxygen's The Glee Project, shouts his marching orders: "Walk, walk. Swipe, swipe, punch. Now swing! Ladies, you have to start backing up against the wall like you're scared." Woodlee separates Lea Michele (Rachel), Naya Rivera (Santana), Dianna Agron (Quinn), Heather Morris (Brittany) and Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina) from the boys in a dance-off pitting the New Directions against the Warblers. "I promise you this will work. Well... maybe."
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The Glee Project's Damian McGinty makes his debut in this week's episode of Glee as Rory, a foreign exchange student from Ireland — or a leprechaun, according to Brittany.
In order to get to her "pot o' gold," Brittany tells Rory he has to grant her three wishes, her first of which is simple: Get her a box of all-marshmallow Lucky Charms. Unfortunately for Rory, his own wishes of fitting in at McKinley High aren't coming true.
Unfortunately for new Glee kid Damian McGinty, his character Rory will fall madly and immediately in love with Brittany in Tuesday's episode — which will force Santana to go all Lima Heights Adjacent on him.
"I've had many scenes with Naya Rivera. She's terrifying," McGinty, 19, tells TVGuide.com. "Whenever Rory looks terrified, it's not even acting. I feel genuine fear."
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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.
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The Glee Project
Oxygen started casting Monday for contestants for the next season of The Glee Project with a nationwide search online — even though the show has not been officially renewed.
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The search will continue with open calls in New York, Chicago and Nashville, Oxygen said Monday, adding that it's looking for men and women over 18 with strong vocal, acting and dancing abilities and oversized personalities. Production is slated to begin in January 2012.