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GLEE Update: Lea Michele's 'Rachel' to Return to McKinley to Relaunch New Directions

As BWW has previously reported, the sixth and final season of the FOX musical dramedy Glee will shift its focus back to Lima and the gang at McKinley High. What had not yet been determined was why Big Apple denizen Rachel Berry would leave her Broadway dreams behind and head back to where it all began.

Today, TV Line's Michael Ausiello shares that Michele's character will return to her alma mater to relaunch the school's New Directions Glee choir. In addition, viewers will learn the outcome of a TV pilot she was developing at the end of last season. According to the report, the storyline may include a look at the final TV gig and the possibility that its failure was the reason Rachel comes back to McKinley.

Stay tuned! The final season of Glee returns to the FOX line up in 2015 with a shortened 13-episode season.

About the show:

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. Last year's graduates and aspiring singers, RACHEL BERRY (Lea Michele) and KURT HUMMEL (Chris Colfer), packed their bags for New York and enrolled at a prestigious performing arts school, NYADA, where they made new friends and learned the cruel realities of college. These naïve freshmen moved into a Brooklyn loft, signed up for internships, auditioned for Broadway shows and gained a roommate when SANTANA LOPEZ (Naya Rivera) moved to the Big Apple.

Since its debut, Glee has become a bona fide cultural phenomenon, received prestigious honors, including a Golden Globe Award and a 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 five gold albums, more than 43 million songs and more than 13 million albums sold worldwide, two sold-out concert tours, a 3-D movie and four Emmy Awards and three Golden Globes, including the award for Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical.

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