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The Glee Project renewed for second season

Damian McGinty, Glee

Story by Jack Foley

REALITY competition series The Glee Project has officially been renewed for a second season.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oxygen has officially come to terms with Ryan Murphy and company and is currently hosting casting calls in multiple cities across America.

The decision follows the success of the first series, which saw four winners secure spots in the ongoing third season of Glee.

Overall winner Damian McGintyhas already exceeded his seven-episode arc, having filmed 10, as Irish exchange student Rory, while co-winner Samuel Larson (who also won a seven-episode arc) has yet to appear.

Of the two runners-up, Alex Newell has yet to appear in the two-episode stint he won, although Lindsay Pearce has already appeared in her pair of episodes.

News of the renewal comes before Fox has confirmed an official pick-up for the fourth season of Glee. But this is expected soon, especially as both Lea Michele and Cory Monteith have recently confirmed they’ll be back for the fourth season even though their characters are expected to graduate at the end of season three.

Season two of The Glee Project will debut on US TV screens in the summer, with McGinty reportedly in talks to return as a guest mentor on the series.

Season 1 was shown in the UK on Sky1 ahead of the launch of Glee‘s third season on the satellite channel for the first time.

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