Fox plans on airing the Glee Spring Premiere to air at a special day and time following an American Idol lead in.
From the official announcement:
ATTENTION ALL GLEEKS!!!
DON’T MISS A MINUTE OF THE TOO-BIG-TO-MISS “GLEE” SPRING PREMIERE AIRING AT A SPECIAL TIME TUESDAY, APRIL 13 AT 9:28-10:30 PM ET/PT AFTER “AMERICAN IDOL” ON FOX
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GLEEks won’t want to miss a minute of the highly anticipated spring premiere of GLEE airing at a special time, Tuesday, April 13 (9:28-10:30 PM ET/PT), following AMERICAN IDOL on FOX.
In the “Hell-o” episode, GLEE picks up as New Directions is fresh off their monumental win at Sectionals and feeling on top of the world. With an extra spring in their step, they get to work on new numbers for Regionals – incuding a memorable rendition of The Beatles’ “Hello, Goodbye.” But when RACHEL (Lea Michele) and FINN’s (Cory Monteith) budding romance hits a bump in the road after she becomes involved with a competitor, JESSE ST. JAMES (guest star Groff), it threatens to derail the entire club. MR. SCHUESTER (Matthew Morrison) pays a visit to SHELBY CORCORAN (guest star Menzel), coach of Vocal Adrenaline, to confirm Jesse’s motives. Meanwhile, Will is newly single, but is he ready to take his relationship with EMMA (Jayma Mays) to the next level? And to top it all off, SUE SYLVESTER (Jane Lynch) returns from her condo in Boca with a renewed focus on destroying Will and disbanding the glee club.
Following the too-big-to-miss spring premiere, GLEE airs in its regular time period Tuesdays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Television’s most award-winning new series, GLEE was recently honored with a Golden Globe for Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical; a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series; and a People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy. The music from GLEE is an international sensation with “Glee: The Music, Volume 1” and “Glee: The Music, Volume 2” topping charts in Australia, the U.K., New Zealand, Ireland and Canada. In the U.S., over 4.5 million songs have been downloaded, and both albums have been certified Gold for sales in excess of 500,000 units.
GLEE follows an optimistic teacher who – against all odds and a malicious cheerleading coach – inspires McKinley High’s Glee Club to conquer the world one singing competition at a time. GLEE stars Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Matthew Morrison, Amber Riley, Mark Salling and Jenna Ushkowitz.
GLEE is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are co-creators of the series. Murphy, Falchuk and Dante Di Loreto serve as executive producers, while Ian Brennan serves as co-executive producer.