"The Glee Project" debuting on Oxygen


Oxygen is looking for talented young men and women with strong vocal, acting, dancing abilities and big personalities. Musical theater experience is a plus, but not required.  The network is premiering “The Glee Project” on Sunday, 6/12 at 9pm ET/PT when one winner from a field of 12 contenders will win a seven episode guest-starring role on the Fox hit series “Glee.”  Before the premiere, Oxygen will air a one-hour casting special entitled “The Glee Project: The Final 12” at 8pm ET/PT. 

During the casting special, fans can log-on to www.facebook.com/thegleeproject beginning at 7:45pm ET/PT for an exclusive live event with all 12 contenders, hosted by Oxygen’s Tiffany Smith.  Additionally, fans can log-on to www.OxygenLive.com at 9pm ET/PT for a live chat with contender Damian.

Oxygen Media and Casting Duo, in association with Robert Ulrich, casting director of “Glee,” will begin the casting search for “The Glee Project” with open calls in Chicago on Saturday, 12/18 and Sunday, 12/19 and in Dallas on Saturday, 1/8 and Sunday, 1/9.

10 episodes were ordered. In the premiere, “Individuality,” the chosen 12 contenders are introduced to the world of “The Glee Project” by going straight to work on their first “homework assignment.”  During this assignment, the contenders have the chance to show the judges who they are by showcasing their individual personalities.  The winner of that assignment is awarded some coveted one-on-one time with a guest mentor – this week, it’s Darren Criss (“Glee’s” Blaine).