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Glee is an American musical comedy television series. The series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television for Fox. The pilot episode aired on May 19, 2009 and the remaining episodes followed from September 9, 2009 through June 8, 2010. The second season aired from September 21, 2010 through May 24, 2011. The third season followed from September 2011 to May 2012, as did the fourth season, which first aired from September 2012 to May 2013. The fifth season started in September 2013 and ended in May 2014. A sixth season has already been ordered. Most of the songs will be covered and released in the iTunes Store the week that the episode premieres. A number of albums are distributed by Columbia Records. The music is a huge hit with over thirteen million singles sold and five million albums sold. So far, numerous DVDs, Blu-Rays, a book series, an iPad application and a karaoke game for the Wii have been published for the series. Glee was awarded a Gloden Globe for the best series in its genre in 2009, 2010 and 2011, among other things.

In addition, a casting show was broadcast on the US television channel Oxygen in the summer of 2011, looking for new actors for the third season. In August 2011, a 3D concert film was released in US cinemas that shows excerpts from the 2011 live tour.


Will Schuester is a Spanish teacher at the fictional William McKinley High School in Lima, Ohio. When the music teacher and previous head of the "Glee Club", a show choir, was fired, he decided to take over the management of the club himself. As a student, Will was a member of the club, which was much more successful at the time, and would now like to build on past successes. He has to deal with various difficulties, such as tight budgets and above all Sue Sylvester, the jealous cheerleading trainer who fears for her prominence in the school and constantly tries to sabotage the club.

His bitchy wife Terri causes him further problems, and he also has to be clear about his feelings about the mysophobic school psychologist Emma Pillsbury, who - more or less secretly - is in love with him, but is courted by football coach Ken Tanaka.

In addition, however, the "Glee kids" with their various problems are at the center of the plot: For example, the talented Rachel, who wants to be the star; the homosexual Kurt who fears his father might not understand his sexual orientation; the football players Finn and Puck and the cheerleader Quinn, between whom there is an explosive love triangle.

In each episode, musical performances by the ensemble are embedded in the plot, which - the repertoire of the Glee clubs accordingly - come from different genres.


Created, conceived and produced by Ian Brennan, "Glee" is based on his own experience as a member of a choir at Prospect High School in Mount Prospect, Illinois. Mike Novick, a Los Angeles television producer and friend of Brennan's, was a member of the same gym as Ryan Murphy and he gave him a copy of Brennan's script. Murphy was in a college choir and he thought the script could be scripted. Murphy and his Nip / tuck Colleague Brad Falchuk, advised Glee than to produce a television series. The script was rewritten again and ended up at Fox, where they accepted after just 15 minutes. Murphy commented on the broadcaster's decision that the series would lead to success American Idol would fit. "It made sense for the station to pack up with the biggest TV hit that is a musical," he said. Murphy and Falchuk will be the executive producers and showrunners, while Brennan will be the co-executive producer and Novick will be the producer. All episodes are written by Murphy, Falchuk and Murphy themselves.

"Glee" is set in Lima, Ohio. Murphy was picking a location in the Midwest because he grew up in Indiana and visited Kings Island Park in Ohio when he was a child. Although the series is set in Lima, it is filmed at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. Murphy also said that he has never seen any of the "High School Musical" films and that Glee is a "postmodern musical". Murphy intended the series as a kind of escape. "There's a lot going on at the moment about people with guns, science fiction or lawyers walking around on TV. This is a different genre, nothing like it is on the other channels or on cable TV. At the moment, there is idol runs, everything is so dark. It's an escape, "he said. Murphy wanted a family-friendly series that was just as good for adults as it was for kids. Murphy interprets the plot to last for at least three years.


Before the premiere of the second episode, the cast went from Glee on a tour of Hot Topic stores across the country. The cast sang the US national anthem in the third game of the 2009 World Series. They were also invited by Macy's to perform in the 2009 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, but NBC has objected to "Glee" being broadcast on rival Fox. Commenting on this decision, co-inventor Ryan Murphy said, "I fully understand NBC and see the doom of Jay Leno in the future.

Due to the success of the series, after the end of production for the first season, the cast went on a concert tour and visited Phoenix, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. They recorded a cover version of Wham! 'S "Last Christmas", which was only sold as a single and does not appear in the series. Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer will cast their roles in Will, Rachel, Finn and Kurt in a cameo in a future episode of The Cleveland Show resume. Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Amber Riley appear as campers in the season premiere of the twenty-second season of "The Simpsons".

Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer, Cory Monteith and Amber Riley featured in the 2010 MTV VMAs on September 12, 2010. When Agron, Michele and Monteith in risky poses in the October issue of "GQ", the series was sharply criticized by Parents Television Council (PTC).

Before the German launch on SuperRTL, there was a musical flash mob for the series in an Essen shopping center.


When casting the series, Murphy selected actors who already had theater experience. As a result, Murphy spent almost three months on Broadway. There he found Morrison, who had previously appeared in the musicals Hairspray and The Light in the Piazza, Michele, who had previously appeared in the musical Spring Awakening, and Ushkowitz, who had previously appeared in the musical The King and I.

The actors who have no theater experience should at least be able to sing and dance. The roles of Rachel and Kurt were written specifically for Michele and Colfer, respectively. Colfer had no previous professional acting or theater experience, but was cast for the role as Kurt Hummel nonetheless. At the casting, Colfer sang the song Mr Cellophane, whereupon Murphy was immediately enthusiastic about him and gave him the role.

In December 2010, it was assumed that Ryan Murphy was planning to replace some of the main cast at the end of season three, which is the senior high school year of the main characters in the series, with new and younger actors, which later turned out to be a misunderstanding.

From June 12, 2011, a casting show called The Glee Project will be broadcast on the American cable channel Oxygen. Murphy, casting director Robert Ulrich and choreographer Zach Woodlee are among those involved. The winner of the ten-part show will be given a guest role in 7 episodes of the series' third season for the time being.

Harry Shum Jr., who plays Mike Chang, is promoted to lead actor with the third season. After Chord Overstreet, who played Sam Evans, was not promoted to lead actor for the third season, he left the series. Months later, he changed his mind again and briefly returned in the eighth episode of the third season.

From June 12, 2011, a casting show called The Glee Project will be broadcast on the American cable channel Oxygen. This includes Murphy, the casting director Robert Ulrich and the choreographer Zach Woodlee. In the final on August 21, 2011, the jury announced that there were two winners. Damian McGinty and Samuel Larsen were able to prevail against their competitors and are both allowed to play in seven episodes of the third season. Lindsay Pearce and Alex Newell, who were eliminated in the final, are also allowed to play in two episodes. Pearce appeared in the season premiere as Harmony, a singer who intimidates Rachel with her talent, and she is said to appear again in at least one episode later in the season. McGinty first appeared in the fourth episode as Rory Flanagan, an Irish exchange student who lives with Brittany. Larsen's character won't be seen until the end of the fall semester.

Casting and dubbing

The German dubbing was based on a script and directed by Oliver Feld by the dubbing company Arena Synchron GmbH in Berlin.

Main cast

Role name actor Main role
Supporting role
Voice actor
Kurt HummelChris Colfer1.01–6.13 Dirk Petrick
Sue New Years EveJane Lynch1.01–6.13 Kerstin Sanders-Dornseif
Artie AbramsKevin McHale1.01–6.13 Dirk Stollberg
Rachel BerryLea Michele1.01–6.13 Kaya Marie Möller
Will SchuesterMatthew Morrison1.01–6.13 Sven Hasper
Tina Cohen-ChangJenna Ushkowitz1.01–5.17 6.02-6.13 Ilona Otto
Mercedes JonesAmber Riley1.01–4.22, 6.01-6.13 5.01–5.20 Tanya Kahana
Finn HudsonCory Monteith1.01–4.19 Nico Sablik
Noah PuckermanMark Salling1.01–4.19 5.03, 5.12, 5.13, 6.02-6.13 Marcel Collé
Emma PillsburyJayma Mays1.01–3.22 4.02– Sonja Spuhl
Quinn FabrayDianna Agron1.01–3.22 4.08, 4.12, 4.14, 5.12, 5.13, 6.02, 6.03 Luisa Wietzorek
Terri SchuesterJessalyn Gilsig1.01–2.21 4.10, 6.13 Andrea Aust
Santana LopezNaya Rivera2.01–5.19

1.01–1.22, 6.02-6.13

Shanti Chakraborty
Brittany PierceHeather Morris2.01–4.22 1.02–1.22, 5.12, 5.13, 5.20, 6.02- 6.13 Anna Blomeyer
Burt HummelMike O'Malley2.01–2.20 1.04–1.20, 3.02-6.13 Bernhard Völger
Blaine AndersonDarren Criss3.01–6.13 2.06–2.22 Tobias Nath
Mike ChangHarry Shum Jr.3.01–4.22 1.04–2.22, 5.03, 5.12, 5.13, 6.08, 6.13 Patric Scott (Season One)
Jan Panczak (from season two)
Sam EvansChord Overstreet4.01–6.13 2.01–2.22, 3.08–3.22 Ozan Unal
Wade AdamsAlex Newell5.01–5.13 3.16–4.22, 6.07, 6.13 Marcel Mann
Jake PuckermanJacob Artist5.01–5.13 4.01–4.22, 6.13 Patrick Roche
Marley RoseMelissa Benoist5.01–5.13 4.01–4.22 Nicole Hannak
Kitty WildeBecca Tobin5.01–5.13 4.01–4.22, 6.02-6.13 Anne Helm
Ryder LynnBlake Jenner5.01–5.13 4.05–4.22, 6.13

Henning Nöhren

Shannon BeisteDot-Marie Jones6.01-6.13 2.01–5.03 Katy Karrenbauer

Supporting cast

Role name actor Main role
Supporting role
Voice actor
BradBrad Ellis1.01–6.13 Michael Iwannek
FigginsIqbal Theba1.01–6.13 Stefan Gossler
Carole HudsonRomy Rosemont1.01–3.22, 4.21, 5.03, 6.13 Cornelia Meinhardt
Ken TanakaPatrick Gallagher1.01–1.17 Michael Iwannek
Sandy RyersonStephen Tobolowsky1.01–1.21, 2.17 Stefan Staudinger
Howard BambooKent Avenido1.01–1.21, 2.21, 6.12 Santiago Ziesmer
Jacob Ben IsraelJosh Sussman1.02–4.02, 5.17 Jeffrey Wipprecht
Matt RutherfordDijon Talton1.04–1.22, 6.13 Tobias Schmidt
David KarofskyMax Adler1.08–3.14, 5.17, 6.01-6.13 Jesco Wirthgen
Becky JacksonLauren Potter1.09–6.13 Marie-Luise Schramm
Lauren ZizesAshley Fink1.09–3.03, 4.11, 6.13 Harriet Schard
Jesse St. JamesJonathan Groff1.14–3.21, 6.11, 6.13 Leonhard Mahlich
Shelby CorcoranIdina Menzel1.14–1.22, 3.02–3.08, 4.19 Cathlen Gawlich
Sugar MottaVanessa Lengies3.01–4.22, 6.08, 6.13 Gabrielle Pietermann
Rory FlanaganDamian McGinty3.04–3.22, 4.10 Filipe Pirl
Sebastian SmytheGrant Gustin3.05–5.01 Julius Jellinek
Roz WashingtonNeNe leaks3.10–5.12, 6.03 Anke Reitzenstein
Joe HartSamuel Larsen3.13–4.22, 6.10, 6.13 David Turba
Millie RoseTrisha Rae steel4.01–5.06
Brody WestonDean Geyer4.01–4.17 Nick Forsberg
Hunter ClaringtonNolan Gerard Funk4.07-4.12 Nicolás Artajo
Board of Directors Bob HarrisChristopher Cousins5.01–6.10
BreeRemember Westbrook5.01–5.07
Penny OwenPhoebe Strole5.02, 5.04
Roderick MeeksNoah Guthrie6.01-6.13
Spencer PorterMarshall Williams6.01-6.13
Madison McCarthyLaura Dreyfuss6.02-6.13
Mason McCarthyBilly Lewis Jr.6.02-6.13
Jane HaywardSamantha Marie Ware6.02-6.13
AlistairFinneas O'Connell6.09-6.13
Myron MuskovitzJ.J. Totah6.09-6.13

Guest appearances

Role name actor Main role
Supporting role
Voice actor
Rod RemingtonBill A. Jonessince season 1 Frank Roeth
Andrea CarmichaelEarlene Davissince season 1 Gabriele Schramm
Josh GrobanJosh Groban 1.03, 1.22 Karlo Hackenberger
April RhodesKristin Chenoweth1.05, 1.16, 2.19, 5.12, 5.13 Ghadah Al-Akel
Suzy PepperSarah Drew1.10 Julia Stoepel
Grace HitchensEve1.11, 1.13 Sarah Riedel
Brenda CastleMolly Shannon1.17, 1.19 Andrea Solter
Olivia Newton-JohnOlivia Newton-John 1.17, 1.22 Susanna Bonaséwicz
Bryan RyanNeil Patrick Harris1.19 Philipp Moog
Sunshine CorazonCharice2.01, 2.17, 2.22 Yvonne Greitzke
Dustin GoolsbyCheyenne Jackson2.01, 2.17, 2.22 Dennis Schmidt-Foss
Britney SpearsBritney Spears 2.02 Julia digit
Carl HowellJohn Stamos2.02-2.15 Jaron Lowenberg
Holly HollidayGwyneth Paltrow2.07-2.17, 5.12, 5.13 Katrin Fröhlich
Patti LuPonePatti LuPone 2.22 Monica Bielenstein
Alma LopezIvonne Coll3.07, 6.06, 6.08 Monica Bielenstein
Mind voice of Becky Jackson Helen Mirren 3.10, 3.19 Karin Buchholz
David MartinezRicky Martin3.12 Nico Mamone
Hiram BerryJeff Goldblum3.13, 3.14 Joachim Tennstedt
Leroy BerryBrian Stokes Mitchell3.13, 3.14, 6.01 Leon Boden
Cooper AndersonMatt Bomer3.15 Simon hunter
Carmen TibideauxWhoopi Goldberg3.18-5.15 Regina Lemnitz
Martin FongRex Lee3.21 Marius Clarén
Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan 3.21 Maria Koschny
Perez HiltonPerez Hilton 3.21 Stefan Krause
James LiptonJames Lipton 3.21
Maribel LopezGloria Estefan3.22, 6.08 Martina Treger
Cassandra JulyKate Hudson4.01-4.21 Marie Bierstedt
Isabelle WrightSarah Jessica Parker4.03, 4.08, 4.20 Irina von Bentheim
Nancy AbramsKatey Sagal4.21 Traudel Haas
Rupert CampionPeter Facinelli5.01-5.09
Paolo San PabloIoan Gruffudd5.01, 5.05
DaniDemi Lovato5.02-5.10
Elliott GilbertAdam Lambert5.04-5.14
BichetteTyra Banks5.06
Jean BaptisteSkylar Astin5.11
Marlee MatlinMarlee Matlin 5.11
Jackée HarryJackée Harry 5.11
Joanna Rohrback Joanna Rohrback 5.11
Biff McIntoshChace Crawford5.12
Chris ParnellMario5.17
June DollowayShirley MacLaine5.18, 5.20
Maggie BanksJune Squibb5.19
Kristen SchaalMary Halloran5.20
Max GeorgeClint6.01-6.11
Harry HamlinWalter6.04-6.08
Jennifer CoolidgeWhitney S. Pierce6.06, 6.08
Ken JeongPierce Pierce6.06, 6.08
Gina GershonPam Anderson6.08
Michael BoltonMichael Bolton 6.10
Geraldo RiveraGeraldo Rivera 6.10
Carnie WilsonCarnie Wilson 6.10
Andrew RannellsAndrew Rannells 6.13


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