Fox picks up 2nd season of “Glee”


Fox confirmed Monday that it has ordered a second season of “Glee.” It’s also holding open auditions to add to the cast.

“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,” said Kevin Reilly, President, Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company

Replicating and expanding on the process used to discover the stars from Season One, the series’ executive producers will begin a nationwide casting search next month to fill three new roles that will be added to the show’s second season. Auditions will be open to amateur individuals as well as professionals between the ages of 16-26, and all hopefuls will be able to submit auditions online. Additional details will be announced soon on the show’s website.

The unique casting search and process will be chronicled in a multi-part special that will air leading up to the premiere of the series’ second season in Fall 2010 on Fox, and the new cast members will be revealed in the premiere episode.

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.