FOX’s hit new show Glee is only halfway through it’s first season, but it has already been renewed for a second one. The show gained a lot of steam after FOX aired the pilot four months early, building a fan base thanks to it re-airing online and people talking about it. While it’s great news that one of my favorite shows is returning, the more interesting news is that the producers are adding a bit of a viral twist.
The marketing for the show has fully embraced the online community that made it what it is, as we have reported on before. So, this shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. Glee is holding an open casting call for three open spots next season. You can get more details on the FOX site, but the idea is that they are willing to look at anyone’s audition, professional or amateur. Sure, there’s a good chance that at least one, if not all, of the roles will be filled with professionals, but the promotion should work to build excitement nonetheless. Check out the site to see the current casts’ auditions (including Lea Michele’s above).
So, will you try out? Glee returns from its midseason break on Tuesday April 13th at 9/8c.