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Series Length:5 Seasons, 104 Episodes
Schedule: Thursday 9:00 PM et/pt on FOX
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This popular musical comedy series captures the angst and wonder of the high school years by following the personal lives and musical ambitions of a group of high school misfits. At McKinley High, the kids on the lowest rung of the social ladder are the members of the New Directions glee club. Then, idealistic Will Schuester (Matthew Morrrison), who has been teaching Spanish, decides he wants to lead the singing group back to the level of its glory days, when he was one of the stars of the club as a student.

Schuester's enthusiasm brings together a motley crew of loners and oddballs. Aspiring diva Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) has a beautiful voice and grating personality. Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer) gets bullied for his effeminate manner. Artie Abrams (Kevin McHale) is in a wheelchair. Schuester also manages to trick football players Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith) and Puck Puckerman (Mark Salling) to join the club.

The school's famous cheerleading coach, Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch), wants the entire glee club dissolved so that her nationally ranked cheerleading squad can maintain center stage in the school's focus and budget. She sends her top Cheerios cheerleaders to join the glee club and undermine it from within. Head cheerleader Quinn Fabray (Dianna Agron), who is also Finn's girlfriend, and her loyal followers Santana (Naya Rivera) and Britney (Heather Morris) join Schuester's singers.

Each episode follows the ensemble through the laughs and horror of high school, from mean girls, prejudice, first love and popularity with an inventive use of songs, both contemporary hits and classic standards. Since the story involves a group of kids working on songs, the musical numbers fit seamlessly into the storylines. As the series progresses, the characters reveal the complicated struggles beyond the high school hierarchy. Schuester's wife fakes a pregnancy to try to hold together a faltering marriage. Quinn is trying to hide a pregnancy, and Finn is not the father. Kurt tries to hide being gay by dating Mercedes (Amber Riley). Rachel and Finn develop a mutual attraction, but Quinn makes sure he remains hers. Schuester finds himself drawn to the school's student counselor, Emma Pillsbury (Jayma Mays), who struggles to hide her attraction to him.

The series quickly drew a loyal audience for its novel approach to presenting the high school years. Glee has won four Golden Globe awards, including Best Series in 2010 and 2011, as well as numerous other awards for excellence. Along with an impressive array of musical styles and inventive choreography, the characters also deal with complicated issues that many teenagers face today: unwanted pregnancy, missing parent, sexuality and social bullying. At the same time, comic moments balance the darker problems. The cast includes several Broadway stage veterans, with impressive singing talent, which led to the show's soundtrack becoming best-sellers. The series also inspired a live concert series, 3-D movie experience and a spin-off reality program, The Glee Project, where contestants vied for a multi-episode role on the actual show.

True to its let's put on a show spirit, the series maintains a high quality of writing, imagination and gutsy singing performances. The show has attracted movie stars, hit singers and famous performers to be part of the series. Guest stars have included Neil Patrick Harris, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson. Visiting musicians to the series include Britney Spears, Eve, Olivia Newton-John and Ricky Martin. Broadway stars Idina Menzel, Jonathn Groff, and Kristin Chenoweth have also had recurring roles. Glee has also run episodes dedicated to the music of a single artist, such as Britney Spears, Madonna or Michael Jackson, or a tribute to a notable musical like Grease or The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

As the New Directions Glee Club brings together a group of misfits and helps them discover their individuality and star quality, the show has evolved to show some of the characters graduating high school, and bringing in new students into the club and fresh faces and dilemmas to McKinley High.

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Status: Currently Airing
Genre: Comedy, Music
Rating: 8.2/10
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  • Artie has a positive STD test and is forced to reveal the truth to his partners. Meanwhile, Kurt and Blaine struggle when Blaine puts on weight.

  • Rachel focuses on her role in "Funny Girl." Meanwhile, Kurt is assaulted because of his sexual preference.

  • The former glee club members adapt to their new lives in the Big Apple. Blaine and Sam become roommates with Kurt, while Artie experiences difficulties navigating the mean streets of Manhattan. Also, Rachel grows more comfortable being a Broadway star, and Mercedes moves to New York to focus on her album.

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Lea Michele Opens up to Teen Vogue About the Death of Cory Monteith

After losing her boyfriend last summer, Michele has found the strength to stay busy. With the release of her debut album approaching, Michele opens up to friend Jonathan Gross about how her "insane love" of Monteith keeps her going.

Mid-Season TV Schedules: Who's In and Who's Out
'Glee' to Call It Quits

No one thought "Glee" would go on forever, especially not its creator, but news of the series' planned conclusion still comes as a bit of a shock. In the wake of last week's touching tribute to Cory Monteith, Ryan Murphy has announced that the series will end after next year's season 6.

Emmy Awards to Feature Memorial for Monteith and More
All You Need Is 'Glee': The New Directions Take on the Beatles

When "Glee" plays tribute to the Beatles, it will happen from two directions - from Lima, Ohio, and from New York City - and it will span two episodes. Details emerged Wednesday about precisely how it will be done.

Demi Lovato Joins 'Glee' Cast

Demi Lovato will be busy on Thursday nights this fall, as she adds a role on "Glee" to her duties as a judge on "The X Factor." Lovato will play an aspiring singer on the series.

Ryan Murphy Gives Details of 'Glee' Monteith Tribute

The cast and crew of "Glee" is at work on a memorial episode for Cory Monteith, and although the episode is meant to give fans some closure, it may leave some big questions unanswered.

Anna Torv, Jennifer Jason Leigh to Play Lovers in 'Open'
'Glee' Season 5 Premier Postponed

The first episode of Glee's season 5 has been pushed back to allow producers time to cope with the sudden death of star Cory Monteith. It's not clear yet how the show will deal with the loss of Monteith's character.

Lea Michele Asks for Privacy Following 'Glee' Star Cory Monteith's Death

Lea Michele has requests journalists keep a respectful distance in the wake of the unexpected death of her boyfriend and "Glee" costar Cory Monteith.

'Glee' Actor Cory Monteith (Finn) Found Dead

"Glee" leading man Cory Monteith, 31, was found dead today in his Fairmount Pacific Rim Hotel room in Vancouver.

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Ryan Murphy Casts 'Glee' Star Jonathan Groff in 'The Normal Heart'

In the film, which is based off a stage production detailing the 1980's AIDS epidemic in NYC, Gross will play the lover of Taylor Kitsch's Bruce Niles.

Bret Easton Ellis Banned from GLAAD Media Awards
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