Profile of Glee
And that's a look at Glee, Fox's musical comedy that
Hey, I'm Brice Sander for About.com, and we're profiling Fox's musical comedy, Glee.Glee premiered in Fall 2009, rebooting the musical genre on TV. It's the brainchild of Ryan Murphy, who created cult hits like Popular and Nip/Tuck before launching Glee. The series follows an eclectic group of kids at McKinley High School in Lima, Ohio. The kids have little in common, but bond as part of the glee club.Broadway vet Lea Michele, in her first regular TV role, stars as Rachel Berry, an ambitious singer seeking stardom.The cast is rounded out by Chris Colfer as Rachel's one-time rival-turned-best friend Kurt Hummel; Matthew Morrison as glee club advisor Will Schuester; Cory Monteith as Rachel's love interest, Finn Hudson; and Jane Lynch as scene-stealing Sue Sylvester, the cheerleading coach who is constantly seeking out ways to bring down the glee club.But those actors are just a small part of the cast. Glee has an ever-expanding roster of stars, constantly adding new talents to the ensemble. Each week, the cast blends cover songs into the show's narrative.And there's always room for a guest star. Celebs like Kate Hudson, John Stamos, Kristin Chenoweth, Gwyneth Paltrow and Neil Patrick Harris have all stopped by. Harris even nabbed an Emmy for his guest spot. And the awards don't stop with NPH. Glee has been an awards-show darling since its first season, raking in nominations and awards from the Emmys, Golden Globes, People's Choice Awards and Screen Actors Guild.The show's success has led to the release of cast recording on CD, live concerts, a movie and even a reality series where aspiring actors can compete for a spot on the real show.And that's a look at Glee, Fox's musical comedy that tackles tough issues with a little flair. For more on entertainment, check out About.com.
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