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  • 1. What is Glee About?When a High School Spanish teacher, Will Schuester, becomes thedirector of the schools failing Glee club, New Directions, he hopes tobe able to rejuvenate it. The club competes in the choir competitioncircuit. Its been called "a High School Musical for adults", the seriesfollows the club and its mixture of oddball members as they try andrestore it to its former glory. It is a musical comedy in which the eagerand ambitious students not only compete to win the Nationals, but alsohave to deal with the tough and cruel realities of their school, McKinleyHigh. At the same time, Will is trying to rejuvenate his failing love lifewhilst preventing the schools cheer leading coach Sue Sylvester fromsabotaging the choir.Glees musical numbers, underdog characters, and rousingsoundtracks have all helped make Glee a runaway pop-culture hit. It iscreated by Ryan Murphy (Nip/Tuck) and is a Golden Globe-winning Foxmusical comedy.
  • 2. Where Did It All Begin?• Glee began on September 9th 2009• Created by- Ryan Murphy, Brad Fulchuk and Ian Brennan• Ian Brennan conceived Glee based on his own experience as a member of the Prospect High School show choir in Mount Prospect, Illinois. He initially envisioned Glee as a film, rather than a television series, and wrote the first draft in August 2005 with the aid of Screenwriting for Dummies. He completed the script in 2005, but could not generate interest in the project for several years. Mike Novick, a television producer and a friend of Brennans from Los Angeles, was a member of the same gym as Ryan Murphy, and gave him a copy of Brennans script. Murphy had been in a show choir in college, and felt he could relate to the script. Murphy and his Nip/Tuck colleague Brad Falchuk suggested that Glee be produced as a television show. The script was entirely rewritten, and was picked up by Fox within fifteen hours of being received.
  • 3. The Pilot• Fox has given a pilot commitment to the one-hour comedy "Glee," from "Nip/Tuck" creator Ryan Murphy.• Net is fast-tracking the project -- which revolves around the world of high school glee clubs -- and has ordered four additional scripts beyond the pilot. If all goes as planned, Fox hopes to have the show on the air by March, as a potential companion to "American Idol."• Casting has already begun on "Glee," which was created and written by Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. The studio is 20th Century Fox TV.
  • 4. Who’s In It?• Starring-• Dianna Agron• Chris Colfer• Darren Criss• Jessalyn Gilsig• Jane Lynch• Jayma Mays All these Characters have• Kevin McHale been apparent from day one.• Lea Michele Many of them will be leaving the show and McKinley in• Cory Monteith season 4. New characters will• Heather Morris then join.• Matthew Morrison• Mike OMalley• Chord Overstreet• Amber Riley• Naya Rivera• Mark Salling• Harry Shum. Jr• Jenna Ushkowitz
  • 5. The Story So Far…• For the past three seasons, the glee clubs curly-haired leader has been WILL SCHUESTER (Matthew Morrison), a talented young teacher whose main objectives are to take the club to Nationals and marry his sweetheart and colleague, EMMA PILLSBURY (Jayma Mays). New Directions aspiring stars include RACHEL (Lea Michele), a pitch-perfect singer who has been accepted to NYADA and has dreams of a starring role on Broadway; FINN (Cory Monteith), the jock with two left feet who left his sweetheart behind to join the military; KURT (Chris Colfer), the driven and confident kid with a heart of gold; MERCEDES (Amber Riley), a powerhouse vocalist with a record contract; ARTIE (Kevin McHale), a performer with tons of street cred who isnt held back by his wheelchair; TINA (Jenna Ushkowitz), a strong and opinionated goth chick; and the fly dancer MIKE (Harry Shum).
  • 6. What’s To Come?• Entering its fourth season, GLEE is a musical comedy about a group of ambitious and talented kids who escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club where they find strength, acceptance and, ultimately, their voice. This year, the members of New Directions compete amongst themselves to be the "new Rachel" and hold open auditions to find a fresh crop of students. Meanwhile, the graduating class leaves the comforts of McKinley for the real world where Rachel struggles to please her demanding NYADA teacher and Kurt second-guesses his decision to stay in Lima.
  • 7. All The Facts• Since its debut, GLEE has become a bona fide cultural phenomenon, received prestigious honors including the Golden Globe Award and the Peabody Award and singlehandedly made glee clubs cool again. The series boasts critical acclaim, a die-hard fan base, two Grammy Award nominations, two platinum and three gold albums, more than 43 million songs and over 12 million albums sold worldwide, two sold-out concert tours, a 3D movie, four Emmy Awards and three Golden Globes, including the award for Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical.