From Ryan Murphy, the creator of "Nip/Tuck" and "Popular," comes GLEE, a one-hour musical comedy that follows an optimistic high school teacher as he tries to transform the Glee Club and inspire a group of ragtag performers to make it to the biggest competition of all: Nationals.
Will Schuester, a young optimistic teacher, has offered to take on the Herculean task of restoring McKinley's Glee Club to its former glory. Everyone around him thinks he's nuts. He's out to prove them all wrong.
So far the songs released on iTunes:Composer Billy Joel has offered any of his songs for use on the show and singer Rihanna offered her single "Take a Bow" for use at a reduced licensing rate, while other artists have offered use of their songs for free. There will be a series of Glee albums released, the first being in November, plus songs featured on the show available on iTunes immediately after each broadcast. Among the future songs that will be heard include "Bust Your Windows", which will be sung in a fantasy sequence by Riley, and Kristin Chenoweth will sing "Maybe This Time" from Cabaret and "Last Name". The second episode will feature Rachel singing Rihanna's "Take a Bow" and "All by Myself", as well as performances of "Gold Digger" and "Push It". The third episode will have Rachel singing "Taking Chances" and Kurt dancing to "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" , while later episodes will feature Van Halen's "Jump" as well as songs by Barbra Streisand, The Rolling Stones, "Somebody to Love", songs from the musical Wicked, and a performance, by Rachel, of "Don't Rain on My Parade" from the musical Funny Girl. Agron will be performing "I Say a Little Prayer" in the second episode. The first season features a total of sixty songs.
Songs featured in the pilot are "Where is Love?" from Oliver!, "Respect", "Mister Cellophane" from Chicago, "I Kissed a Girl", "On My Own" from Les Misérables, "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat" from Guys and Dolls, "Can't Fight This Feeling", "You're the One That I Want", "Rehab" and "Don't Stop Believing".
Don't Stop Believing
On My Own
Can't Fight This Feeling
Take a Bow
Bust Your Windows
Somebody to Love
Confirmed Guest Stars:
John Lloyd Young from Jersey Boys
Did anybody else watch the pilot? I loved it and i can't wait for the series to premiere!
The series will begin on September 9th!
BTW, Bust Your Windows sequence is on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0cJ2ZEGH2E