Glee Picked up for a 2nd Season, Olivia Newton John Set to Appear, Plus Casting Search for 3 New Roles Will Be Televised in A Multi-Part Special

Chris Colfer (Kurt) just tweeted the great news! Glee has been picked up for a second season! Fox must have faith in the program–it’s unusual for a series to be renewed for another season this early.

Plus, Entertainment Tonight is reporting that Olivia Newton John is set to appear on Glee.   She and Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester) will be performing a duet of John’s hit “Let’s Get Physical”.     OMG so much win in that paring!’ awesome.

Plus, Kristin Chenoweth will return as the talented, but hard-partying April Rhodes in one of the next episodes. And of course, there’s that all-Madonna episode coming up.

Producer Ryan Murphy tells ET, “I wrote her a letter saying, ‘We really want to do a tribute to you’ and she wrote me back and said ‘okay, let’s do it.’ … She gave us access to her whole catalog.”

Glee comes back to FOX for 9 more episodes beginning Tuesday, April 13.

Also, from a FOX press release–The producers will begin a nationwide search in February to fill three new roles that will be added to the show’s second season.

Auditions will be open to amateurs as well as professionals between the ages of 16-26. All hopefuls will be able to submit auditions online.

This unique casting search will be chronicled in a multi-part special that will air leading up to the series second season in Fall 2010 on FOX. The new cast members will be revealed on the premier episode.

Now, that’s a genius idea! Producer Ryan Reynolds really knows how to think outside of the box. Kudos to Fox’s marketing of Glee so far. They haven’t missed a step.

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