GLEE Creator Ryan Murphy Dishes on Vocal Adrenaline and GLEE's Summer Tour
GLEE co-creator Ryan Murphy talked details of the second half of the first season, and how GLEE is taking it slow - that is, they will not be making it to Nationals by the end of the first season. The first thirteen episodes were GLEE's road to sectionals, and the last nine episodes of the first season will focus on regionals and New Directions nemesis Vocal Adrenaline.
As reported by Rick Porter of Zap 2 It, when speaking of Vocal Adrenaline's penchant to cheating, Murphy says, "Oh yeah. We have a line bout them using human growth hormone -- anything to win... Sue [Jane Lynch] should be coaching them. They're ruthless, and that's the fun about them. Half of them are probably 25."
GLEE returns to FOX on April 13 at 9pm on Tuesdays, and while the show will be off the air for the summer, the GLEE cast is going live on tour by June. Murphy says that dates and locations for the tour will be announced in the next few weeks.
Recent winner of the People's Choice Award for Best New Comedy and Golden Globe winner for Best Television Series Comedy or Musical, GLEE, the new musical comedy series, follows an optimistic teacher who - against all odds and a malicious cheerleading coach - attempts to save McKinley High's Glee Club from obscurity while helping a group of aspiring underdogs realize their true star potential.
The show, which also garnered Golden Globe recognition, stars Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Matthew Morrison, Amber Riley, Mark Salling and Jenna Ushkowitz.
Due to the success of the first installment of the show, which aired last on December 9, FOX has already ordered a second season of the show and announced that it will soon be launching a nationwide search to cast three new roles, which will be documented on the network in the multi-part special. These newest additions will make their debut on the second season premiere.
GLEE is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century FoxTelevision. 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.