January 26, 2011
Executive producers Ryan Murphy and Dante Di Loreto, from the Fox hit series "Glee, are going to another network to help them find their newest guest star.
Murphy and Di Loreto have signed on to executive produce Oxygens new reality competition series, "The Glee Project.
The new show will award one lucky winner a coveted seven-episode guest starring role on the third season of "Glee.
"Ryan Murphy has created a true pop culture phenomenon with "Glee, Oxygen Media President Jason Klarman said in a statement. "We couldnt be more thrilled to be in business with him on "The Glee Project and bringing his talent and sensibility to the unscripted genre.
A nationwide casting search drew in more than 40,000 high school kids in Dallas and Chicago and online submissions via MySpace. Out of that pool, about two dozen will make it onto the reality competition.