Glee (2009–2015)
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High school teacher Will Schuester tries to reinvent McKinley High School's Glee Club.


Ryan Murphy


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dianna Agron ... Quinn Fabray
Chris Colfer ... Kurt Hummel
Jessalyn Gilsig ... Terri Schuester
Jane Lynch ... Sue Sylvester
Jayma Mays ... Emma Pillsbury
Kevin McHale ... Artie Abrams
Lea Michele ... Rachel Berry
Cory Monteith ... Finn Hudson
Matthew Morrison ... Will Schuester
Amber Riley ... Mercedes Jones
Mark Salling ... Noah 'Puck' Puckerman
Jenna Ushkowitz ... Tina Cohen-Chang
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Sandy Ryerson
Patrick Gallagher ... Ken Tanaka
Iqbal Theba ... Principal Figgins


Optimistic high school teacher Will Schuester tries to refuel his own passion while reinventing McKinley High's Glee Club and challenging a group of outcasts to realize their star potential. Going up against McKinley's cruel high school caste system and facing harsh criticism from everyone around him, Will is determined to prove them all wrong. Written by Fox Publicity

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical


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The band Kings of Leon was approached by Ryan Murphy about the use of some of their songs for Glee due to their uplifting message, but the band immediately told Murphy no and then insulted him and Glee online, leading to a lengthy public fight between the two parties where Ryan Murphy accused the band of homophobia and the band responded that they weren't and simply hated the show and would not be involved with it. See more »


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Will Schuester: I'd like to take over Glee Club.
Principal Figgins: You want to captain the Titanic, too?
Will Schuester: I think I can make it great again. There is no joy in these kids. They feel invisible. That's why every one of them has a MySpace page.
Principal Figgins: Sixty bucks a month. That's what I need to keep this program up.
Will Schuester: A-a-and you... you expect me to pay it?
Principal Figgins: I'm certainly not going to pay for it. We're not talking about Cheerios here, Will. They were on Fox Sports Net last year. When Glee Club starts bringing that kind of prestige to the school ...
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References Grease (1978) See more »


Shining Star
Written by Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn and Maurice White
Performed by Earth Wind & Fire
Courtesy of Columbia Records
by arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Pilot (#1.1)
8 December 2019 | by ComedyFan2010See all my reviews

Well this is just a pilot so it may get much better but at this point I am not sure how long I will want to watch it. I already dislike one of the characters, Rachel. And not much has happened for me to start liking any of them. Well that cheerleader coach seems like she may become entertaining. That teacher who took over that Glee club because his wife and future kid matter less to him than some losers he is not related to. Let's see where it will go.

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19 May 2009 (USA) See more »

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