Glee is an American musical comedy-drama television show. It started on May 19, 2009. It ended on March 20, 2015. Its sixth and last season started on January 9, 2015. The show is about a group of high school students and their teachers at the fictional William McKinley High School. The show is set in Lima, Ohio. Most of the students are in the school's glee club, called New Directions. The students and adults deal with relationships, sexuality and social issues. They often sing to help them understand these topics.
|Created by||Ryan Murphy|
Harry Shum Jr.
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||121 (list of episodes)|
|Camera setup||Single camera|
|Running time||42–48 minutes (per episode)|
|Original release||May 19, 2009 –|
March 20, 2015
Cast and charactersEdit
- Lea Michele as Rachel Berry
- Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel
- Matthew Morrison as Will Schuester
- Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester
- Kevin McHale as Artie Abrams
- Cory Monteith as Finn Hudson (seasons 1–4)
- Jenna Ushkowitz as Tina Cohen-Chang (seasons 1–5; recurring 6)
- Amber Riley as Mercedes Jones (seasons 1–4, 6; recurring 5)
- Mark Salling as Noah Puckerman (seasons 1–4; recurring 5–6)
- Darren Criss as Blaine Anderson (seasons 3–6; recurring 2)
- Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez (seasons 2–5; recurring 1, 6)
- Dianna Agron as Quinn Fabray (seasons 1–3; recurring 4–6)
- Heather Morris as Brittany S. Pierce (seasons 2–4; recurring 1, 5–6)
- Chord Overstreet as Sam Evans (seasons 4–6; recurring 2–3)
- Jayma Mays as Emma Pillsbury (seasons 1–3; recurring 4–6)
- Harry Shum Jr. as Mike Chang (seasons 3–4; recurring 1–2, 5–6)
- Jessalyn Gilsig as Terri Schuester (seasons 1–2; recurring 6; guest 4)
- Mike O'Malley as Burt Hummel (season 2; recurring 1, 3–6)
- Dot Jones as Shannon/Sheldon Beiste (season 6; recurring 2–5)
- Becca Tobin as Kitty Wilde (season 5; recurring 4, 6)
- Alex Newell as Wade "Unique" Adams (season 5; recurring 4, 6)
- Jacob Artist as Jake Puckerman (season 5; recurring 4; guest 6)
- Blake Jenner as Ryder Lynn (season 5; recurring 4; guest 6)
- Melissa Benoist as Marley Rose (season 5; recurring 4)
Special guest starsEdit
- Jonathan Groff as Jesse St. James (seasons 1–3; 6)
- Idina Menzel as Shelby Corcoran (seasons 1, 3; guest 4)
- Whoopi Goldberg as Carmen Tibideaux (seasons 3–4; guest 5)
- Kristin Chenoweth as April Rhodes (seasons 1, 5; guest 2)
- Gwyneth Paltrow as Holly Holliday (seasons 2, 5)
- Gloria Estefan as Maribel Lopez (seasons 3, 6)
- Eve as Grace Hitchens (season 1)
- Olivia Newton-John as herself (season 1)
- Neil Patrick Harris as Bryan Ryan (season 1)
- John Stamos as Dr. Carl Howell (season 2)
- Britney Spears as herself (season 2)
- Patti LuPone as herself (season 2)
- Katie Couric as herself (season 2)
- Matt Bomer as Cooper Anderson (season 3)
- Ricky Martin as David Martinez (season 3)
- Lindsay Lohan as herself (season 3)
- Perez Hilton as himself (season 3)
- Kate Hudson as Cassandra July (season 4)
- Sarah Jessica Parker as Isabelle Wright (season 4)
- Katey Sagal as Nancy Abrams (season 4)
- Demi Lovato as Dani (season 5)
- Shirley MacLaine as June Dolloway (season 5)
- Peter Facinelli as Rupert Campion (season 5)
- Ioan Gruffudd as Paolo San Pablo (season 5)
- June Squibb as Maggie Banks (season 5)
- Tyra Banks as Bichette (season 5)
- Jennifer Coolidge as Whitney S. Pierce (season 6)
- Geraldo Rivera as himself (season 6)
- Iqbal Theba as Principal Figgins
- Lauren Potter as Becky Jackson
- Brad Ellis as Brad the Piano Player
- Romy Rosemont as Carole Hudson-Hummel
- John Sussman as Jacob Ben Israel (seasons 1–4; guest 5)
- Ashley Fink as Lauren Zizes (seasons 1–3; guest 4, 6)
- Max Adler as Dave Karofsky (seasons 1–3, 6; guest 5)
- NeNe Leakes as Roz Washington (seasons 3–5; guest 6)
- Grant Gustin as Sebastian Smythe (seasons 3–4; guest 5)
- Vanessa Lengies as Sugar Motta (seasons 3–4, 6)
- Samuel Larsen as Joe Hart (seasons 3–4, 6)
- Damian McGinty as Rory Flanagan (seasons 3–4)
- Ivonne Coll as Alma Lopez (season 6; guest 3)
- James Earl as Azimio (seasons 1–2; guest 3)
- Robin Trocki as Jean Sylvester (seasons 1–2)
- Stephen Tobolowsky as Sandy Ryerson (season 1; guest 2)
- Jennifer Aspen as Kendra Giardi (season 1)
- Patrick Gallagher as Ken Tanaka (season 1)
- Charice as Sunshine Corazón (season 2)
- Cheyenne Jackson as Dustin Goolsby (season 2)
- Meat Loaf as Barry (season 2)
- Lindsay Pearce as Harmony (season 2)
- Dean Geyer as Brody Weston (season 4)
- Trisha Rae Stahl as Millie Rose (season 4)
- Erinn Westbrook as Bree (season 5)
- Adam Lambert as Elliot "Starchild" Gilbert (season 5)
Glee has won and been nominated for many awards. In 2009, the series won five Satellite Awards: "Best Musical or Comedy TV Series", "Best Actor" and "Actress in a Musical or Comedy TV Series" for Morrison and Michele, "Best Supporting Actress" for Lynch and "Special Achievement for Outstanding Guest Star" for Kristin Chenoweth. In 2010, the show won a Golden Globe Award for "Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy". Morrison, Michele and Lynch also got acting nominations. The series was nominated for two Writers Guild of America Awards, with screenplays nominated in the "Comedy Series" and "New Series" categories. The Glee cast won the "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series" award at the 16th Screen Actors Guild Awards. Paris Barclay and Ryan Murphy both got nominations for "Outstanding Directing – Comedy Series" at the Directors Guild of America Awards for their work on Glee. In July 2010, Glee got 19 Emmy Award nominations, including "Outstanding Comedy Series", "Outstanding Lead Actor – Comedy Series" for Morrison and "Outstanding Lead Actress – Comedy Series" for Michele. It won 4, including "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series" for Lynch and "Outstanding Guest Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series" for Neil Patrick Harris.
On January 16, 2011, the show won a Golden Globe for "Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy" and both Lynch and Colfer won Golden Globes for Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series, Miniseries, or TV Film.
Some songs are old, by singers like Madonna and Journey, and some are still on the radio by singers like Lady Gaga and Britney Spears. The show has won many awards and is shown in several countries because of its popularity.
Mash-ups are a very common thing in the show. The first mash-ups were Bon Jovi's "It's My Life" with Usher's "Confessions Part II" by the boys, and Beyonce's "Halo" with Katrina and the Waves' "Walking on Sunshine" by the girls. Those were both in the episode "Vitamin D".
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