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Glee gets second season and casting competition

A promotional shot from Glee.

Story by Jack Foley

A SECOND season of hit show Glee has been commissioned by Fox in the US.

In addition, the channel is to perform a nationwide casting search to fill three new roles on the show.

The Glee casting competition will commence in February and will then be produced as a multi-part special to air in the States in late summer as a precursor to the autumn launch of Glee’s highly-anticipated sophomore season.

A delighted series creator Ryan Murphy said the competition would be in the same vein as his initial talent search to find Glee’s breakout cast.

“Anybody and everybody now has a chance to be on a show about talented underdogs,” Murphy told Variety. “We want to be the first interactive musical comedy on television.”

Glee‘s success recently extended to the Golden Globes, when it was nominated for four trophies. The show is currently taking its mid-season winter break in the US but will return to American TV on Tuesday, April 13.

UK viewers can catch up with the small screen sensation on E4 on Monday nights from 9pm.

In addition to a second season for Glee, Fox has also announced a new series from the creators of Burn Notice.

Code 58, which will preview from May, stars Bradley Whitford as a washed-up cop partnered with a young hotshot played by Colin Hanks.

Read our review of Glee