Glee (2009 - 2015)


Glee

71%

Avg Tomatometer

70%

Avg Audience Score

Series Info

Musical comedy-drama about the misfits who make up a high-school singing club and teacher Will Schuester, the one-time glee-club star who leads them and must constantly protect his charges from the malevolent schemes of the diabolical cheerleader coach, Sue Sylvester. A "High School Musical" with bite created by Ryan Murphy ("Nip/Tuck"), "Glee" was one of the breakout hits of Fall 2009 and ran for five more entertaining seasons.

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Seasons

72%
Critics Consensus: The band plays on in a truncated final season that is a little daffier and overstuffed than where Glee began, but some disciplined storytelling and sweetly rendered character arcs harmonizes one grande finale that will hearten the New Directions' faithful.

2015, FOX, 13 episodes

71%
Critics Consensus: Glee finds beauty in tragedy during a season that cathartically addresses the untimely passing of star Cory Monteith, while finding some new grace notes among its expansive ensemble, but the series is still indulging in the soporific tropes and cheesy self-seriousness that some viewers have come to dread.

2013, FOX, 20 episodes

65%
Critics Consensus: Glee may have lost a few of its major characters, but several strong storylines help to compensate, and the songs are as strong as ever.

2012, FOX, 22 episodes

53%
Critics Consensus: Impending graduation and a race to the top provides this season some emotional power and stakes, but Glee will strain many viewers' credulity with a flurry of melodramatic developments that feel more cynically calculated than organic to characters who feel increasingly more like soundboards than people.

2011, FOX, 22 episodes

79%
Critics Consensus: Glee loses some of its spark in this reprise, but the series still delights with its frothy musical numbers and sensitive engagement with pressing social issues.

2010, FOX, 22 episodes

88%
Critics Consensus: Entertaining, snarky, and full of heart, Glee is an addictive, toe-tapping musical dramedy that hits all the right notes.

2009, FOX, 22 episodes

Cast

Matthew J. Morrison
as Will Schuester
Jayma Mays
as Emma Pillsbury
Amber Riley
as Mercedes
Jessalyn Gilsig
as Terri Schuester
Jane Lynch
as Sue Sylvester
Iqbal Theba
as Principal Figgins
Naya Rivera
as Santana Lopez
Mike O'Malley
as Burt Hummel
Harry Shum Jr.
as Mike Chang
Vanessa Lengies
as Sugar Motta
Kate Hudson
as Cassandra July
Josh Sussman
as Jacob Ben Israel
Dot-Marie Jones
as Shannon Beiste
Darren Criss
as Blaine Anderson
Melissa Benoist
as Marley Rose
Dean Geyer
as Brody Weston
Igbal Theba
as Principal Figgins
Jacob Artist
as Jake Puckerman
Blake Jenner
as Ryder Lynn
Alex Newell
as Wade "Unique" Adams
Sarah Jessica Parker
as Isabelle Wright
Laura Dreyfuss
as Madison McCarthy
Billy Lewis Jr.
as Mason McCarthy
Damian Joseph McGinty
as Rory Flanagan
NeNe Leakes
as Roz Washington
Noah Guthrie
as Roderick
Matthew Morrison
as Will Schuester
Alex
as Wade Adams
Eve
as Grace Hitchens
Gregg Henry
as Quinn's Dad
Ashley Fink
as Lauren Zizes
Dijon Talton
as Matt Rutherford
Damian McGinty
as Rory Flanagan
Max Adler
as Dave Karofsky
Jonathan Groff
as Jesse St. James
Idina Menzel
as Shelby Corcoran
Charlotte Ross
as Quinn's Mom
Bill A. Jones
as Rob Remington
Stephen Tobolowsky
as Sandy Ryerson
Earlene Davis
as Andre Carmichael
John Stamos
as Dr. Carl Howell
Adam Lambert
as Elliot "Starchild" Gilbert
Whoopi Goldberg
as Carmen Tibideaux
Kristin Chenoweth
as April Rhodes
Gwyneth Paltrow
as Holly Holliday
Grant Gustin
as Sebastian
Charlotte Ross
as Judy Fabray
Charice Pempengco
as Sunshine Corazon
Valerie Mahaffey
as Rose Pillsbury
Don Most
as Rusty Pillsbury
Eve
as Grace Hitchens
Shirley MacLaine
as June Dolloway
Ken Choi
as Doctor
Molly Shannon
as Brenda Castle
Jeff Goldblum
as Hiram Berry
Ryan Heinke
as Stoner Brett
Keong Sim
as Mike Chang Sr.
Kent Avenido
as Howard Bamboo
Phoebe Strole
as Penny Owen
Cheyenne Jackson
as Dustin Goolsby
Barry Bostwick
as Tim Stanwick
Michael Hyatt
as Joan Martin
Eric Bruskotter
as Cooter Mankins
Gina Gershon
as Pam Anderson
Jennifer Coolidge
as Whitney S. Pierce/Pierce Pierce
Gregg Henry
as Quinn's Dad
Katey Sagal
as Nancy Abrams
Victor Garber
as Will's Father
Ricky Martin
as David Martinez
Sarah Drew
as Suzy Pepper
Amy Hill
as Dr. Chin
Anna Camp
as Candace Dykstra
Jessica Sanchez
as Frida Romero
Kristen Schaal
as Mary Halloran
Chuck Spitler
as Randy Cusperberg
J.R. Nutt
as Edgar Newdle
Kathy Griffin
as Tammy Jean Albertson
Trisha Rae Stahl
as Millie Rose
Bill A. James
as Rod Remington
Meat Loaf
as Barry Jeffries
Patricia Forte
as Donna Landries
Mary Jo Catlett
as Mrs. Carlisle
Carol Burnett
as Doris Sylvester
Peter Facinelli
as Rupert Campion
Matt Bomer
as Cooper Anderson
Aidan Friedman
as Giardi Triplet
Skylar Astin
as Jean-Baptiste
Ioan Gruffudd
as Paolo San Pablo
Gina Hecht
as Puck's Mom
John Schneider
as Dwight Evans
Rizwan Manji
as Dr.Gidwani
Ben Friedman
as Giardi Triplet
Ethan Friedman
as Giardi Triplet
Chace Crawford
as Biff McIntosh
Tamlyn Tomita
as Julia Chang
Thomas Calabro
as Mr. Puckerman
Jan Hoag
as Roberta, the Cashier
Thomasina Gross
as Perfect Engleberger
Mary Gillis
as Mrs. Hagberg
Kari Coleman
as Donna Jackson
Josh Brodis
as Student
Rock Anthony
as Rick the Stick
Chris Delfosse
as Tattoo Artist
Tonya Kay
as Cheerios Dancer
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