Glee

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Glee
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Premiere preview:
May 19, 2009
series:
September 9, 2009
Finale March 20, 2015
Creator Ryan Murphy
Brad Falchuk
Ian Brennan
First Available On FOX
Style 60-minute musical dramedy
Company Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision
(seasons 2–)
Ryan Murphy Productions
20th Century Fox Television
Seasons 6
Episodes 121
Origin USA
Official Site FOX

Glee is a musical dramedy that aired on FOX. It follows high school teacher, Will Schuester, trying to reinvent the fictional William McKinley High School glee club, which competes on the show choir competition circuit while its disparate members deal with their relationships, sexuality, social issues, and learning how to become an effective. Alongside Schuester, the twelve-member cast includes cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury, Will's wife Terri Schuester, and the eight club members.

The series was created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan, who first conceived of the show as a film. The three men wrote every episode of the first two seasons, and Murphy and Falchuk initially served as the main directors. Glee features on-screen performance-based musical numbers that are selected by Murphy, who aims to maintain a balance between show tunes and chart hits, and are produced by Adam Anders and Peer Åström. Songs that were covered in the show are released through iTunes during the week of an episode's broadcast, and a series of albums have been released through Columbia Records. The music on the show became a commercial success, with over thirty-six million digital single sales and eleven million album sales worldwide through October of 2011. Merchandise for the show includes DVD and Blu-ray releases, an iPad app, and karaoke games for the Wii.

During season 1, Glee received generally favorable reviews from critics, with Metacritic's weighted average of 77 out of 100 based on the show's eighteen critical reviews. That season was nominated for 19 Emmy Awards, 4 Golden Globe Awards, 6 Satellite Awards, and 57 others, with wins including the 2010 Golden Globe for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy, and Emmy awards for Jane Lynch, guest star Neil Patrick Harris, and Ryan Murphy's direction of the pilot episode.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Dianna Agron Quinn Fabray 1 2 3 4 5 6
Jacob Artist Jake Puckerman 4 5
Melissa Benoist Marley Rose 4 5
Chris Colfer Kurt Hummel 1 2 3 4 5 6
Darren Criss Blaine Anderson 2 3 4 5 6
Jessalyn Gilsig Terri Schuester 1 2 4
Blake Jenner Ryder Lynn 4 5
Jane Lynch Sue Sylvester 1 2 3 4 5 6
Jayma Mays Emma Pillsbury 1 2 3 4 5 6
Kevin McHale Artie Abrams 1 2 3 4 5 6
Lea Michele Rachel Berry 1 2 3 4 5 6
Cory Monteith Finn Hudson 1 2 3 4
Heather Morris Brittany Pierce 1 2 3 4 5 6
Matthew Morrison Will Schuester 1 2 3 4 5 6
Alex Newell Wade "Unique" Adams 3 4 5 6
Mike O'Malley Burt Hummel 1 2 3 4 5 6
Chord Overstreet Sam Evans 2 3 4 5 6
Amber Riley Mercedes Jones 1 2 3 4 5 6
Naya Rivera Santana Lopez 1 2 3 4 5 6
Mark Salling Noah "Puck" Puckerman 1 2 3 4 5 6
Harry Shum Jr. Mike Chang 1 2 3 4 5 6
Becca Tobin Kitty Wilde 4 5 6
Jenna Ushkowitz Tina Cohen-Chang 1 2 3 4 5 6
Season numbers in red indicate a recurring or guest role in that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Iqbal Theba Principal Figgins 1 2 3 4 5 6
Romy Rosemont Carole Hudson-Hummel 1 2 3 4 5 6
Lauren Potter Becky Jackson 1 2 3 4 5 6
Bill A. Jones Rod Remington 1 2 3 4 5
Josh Sussman Jacob Ben Israel 1 2 3 4 5
Ashley Fink Lauren Zizes 1 2 3 4
Max Adler Dave Karofsky 1 2 3 5 6
James Earl Azimio Adams 1 2 3
Jonathan Groff Jesse St. James 1 2 3
Idina Menzel Shelby Corcoran 1 3 4
Patrick Gallagher Ken Tanaka 1
Dijon Talton Matt Rutherford 1
Dot-Marie Jones Shannon Beiste 2 3 4 5 6
Ryan Heinke Brett 2 3 4 5
Curt Mega Nick 2 3 4 5
Titus Makin Jr. David 2 3 4
Eddy Martin Thad 2 3 4
Riker Lynch Jeff 2 3 4
NeNe Leakes Roz Washington 3 4 5 6
Samuel Larsen Joe Hart 3 4
Vanessa Lengies Sugar Motta 3 4 6
Damian McGinty Rory Flanagan 3 4
Dean Geyer Brody Weston 4

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale Episodes
FOX
Season One September 9, 2009 June 8, 2010 22
Season Two September 21, 2010 May 24, 2011 22
Season Three September 20, 2011 May 22, 2012 22
Season Four September 13, 2012 May 9, 2013 22
Season Five September 26, 2013 May 13, 2014 20
Season Six January 9, 2015 March 20, 2015 13

In-Depth

  • At a Glance: Additional information about the series
  • Characters: A listing of characters in the series
  • Music: A listing of music used in the series
  • Crew: A listing of the crew that works on the series

DVD and Blu-ray Releases

DVD

Title Release Discs
Season Sets (Region 1)
The Complete First Season September 14, 2010 purchase 7
The Complete Second Season September 13, 2011 purchase 6
The Complete Third Season August 14, 2012 purchase 6
The Complete Fourth Season October 1, 2013 purchase 6
The Complete Fifth Season January 6, 2015 purchase 6
The Final Season May 18, 2015 purchase 4
Partial Season Sets (Region 1)
Season 1, Volume 1: Road to Sectionals December 29, 2009 purchase 4
Season 1, Volume 2: Road to Regionals September 14, 2010 purchase 3

Blu-ray

Title Release Discs
Season Sets (Region A)
The Complete First Season September 14, 2010 purchase 4
The Complete Second Season September 13, 2011 purchase 4
The Complete Third Season August 14, 2012 purchase 4
The Complete Fourth Season October 1, 2013 purchase 4
The Final Season May 18, 2015 purchase

External Sites