A second season of “The Glee Project” is now underway, on Tuesdays at 10:00 PM ET/9:00 PM CT on Oxygen, with a new cast of what began as 14 hopefuls vying for a guest role on the hit series “Glee.” At the time of this post, an “American Idol”-esque casting special aired on June 2, 2012 followed by the first official episode on June 5, 2012 with the theme “Individuality.”
Oxygen has picked up a second season of the critically acclaimed competition series “The Glee Project” for a summer 2012 debut. The spinoff competition series, which awards one winner a seven episode arc on “Glee,” will return with Ryan Murphy and Dante Di Loreto continuing as executive producers along with series executive producers Michael Davies and Shauna Minoprio of Embassy Row. “The Glee Project” will air on Oxygen this summer with 14 contenders — two more than season one — additional themes and all new music.
While Oxygen hasn’t officially announce that there will be a second season of “The Glee Project,” Ryan Murphy (creator of “Glee” and “The Glee Project”) has already launched audition process…if you’re at least 18, can pass for a high school student, and are a triple threat (sing, dance, act), then head on over to The Glee Project’s casting website where you’ll find everything you need to know about auditioning online and/or in person. Online auditions are being accepted until November 13, 2011 at 11:59pm ET. There will be live auditions in New York, Chicago, and Nashville during the month of November
I was surprised to read that Glee’s creator Ryan Murphy has removed “trouty mouth” Sam Evans, played by Chord Overstreet, from the cast. On the heels of the wrap up of the Glee Live! Tour 2011 that played its last show in Dublin, Ireland came some announcements about Glee season 3 that included no more Sam.