July 28, 2008
Nip/Tuck creator Ryan Murphy is getting into the American Idol spirit with Glee, an hour-long comedy that has been put on the fast track by Fox for a potential March launch.
'It is a very optimistic, uplifting show for a very dark time.'
The project, which is now casting, is set in the cutthroat world of high school Glee clubs.
Glee centers on Will, a 30-something Spanish teacher at an Ohio high school who has the daunting task of taking over the school's Glee club--the worst in the country--which has become a haven for outcasts. With help from Will and others, the kids build their confidence and gradually transform into winners. Each episode will feature four musical numbers.
After the racy Nip/Tuck and his controversial transsexual-themed Pretty/Handsome pilot for FX, which ultimately wasn't picked up, Murphy wanted to develop a wholesome comedy that the entire family can watch