Oxygen has officially renewed competition series The Glee Project for a second season,
the network announced Tuesday. It will return in summer 2012.
Second season casting has already wrapped on the Glee spinoff series, which this season
will feature 14 contenders, two more than season one. Glee creator Ryan Murphy will return along with casting director
Robert Ulrich, choreographer Zach Woodlee and vocal coach Nikki Anders.
After an initially slow start,
The Glee Project averaged 1.2 million
total viewers for Oxygen last summer, according to Nielsen.
Though Fox has yet to officially renew Glee for a fourth season, entertainment president Kevin Reilly said
at the Television Critic's Association press tour last week that Murphy is
already thinking about storylines for next year and that some of the graduating
characters may remain a part of the show in some way past this season.