"Glee" fans rejoice – the show will be back for a second season!
The hit show has been picked up for a second season, FOX President Kevin Reilly announced on Monday.
"We've loved 'Glee' ever since it was a pilot script, so it's been an incredible thrill to watch the show take root and see audiences embrace these characters in such a huge way this season," Reilly said. "The show is a true and rare gem in television. We couldn't be more proud of what Ryan Murphy and the 'Glee' team have created so far, and can't wait to see what they come up with for Season Two."
Among the new things coming for Season 2 will be three new characters, which producers will hold a nationwide casting search for in February.
The casting call will also be documented in a multi-part special that will air leading up to the Season 2 premiere in Fall 2010, with the new cast members revealed in the premiere episode.
"'Glee' has always been about finding new fresh exciting voices. Our second season search for young talent will be in the vein of our first season. We launched a nationwide search for talent for our first season with great unexpected results, and Season Two expands that search in an even bigger way," said executive producer and creator Ryan Murphy.
The second season will also bring new celebrity guest stars to the cast, including Olivia Newton-John, who will share an on-screen duet with Jane Lynch's character, Sue Sylvester.
"I'm so excited I can't see straight! [Olivia] provided the soundtrack for my tortured adolescence. Her charitable work and commitment to making others' lives and the life of the planet better is so inspiring," Lynch told E! Online.
Guest stars on the critically acclaimed first season of "Glee" included Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Groban and Eve.
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