Three More Glee Cast Members Join The Glee Project As Mentors
Cory Monteith, Naya Rivera, Samuel Larsen | Photo Credits: Kevin Mazur/WireImage; Mike Coppola/WireImage; Ryan Miller/Getty Images
Glee withdrawal is hard. We know. Thankfully, according to The Hollywood Reporter, you won't have to wait until fall to see some of your favorites back on the small screen.
Glee's Cory Monteith, Naya Rivera and Samuel Larsen have all signed on as mentors for the second season of The Glee Project. Lea Michele has also agreed to appear as a guest star, but sorry Finchel fans — Lea and Cory won't be sharing screen time anytime soon.
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On June 5, Michele will start the season off on a high note with an episode focusing on "Individuality," something her character Rachel Berry definitely doesn't lack. Monteith will utilize those puppy-dog eyes of his in the third episode addressing bullying (airing June 19) to help teach about "Vulnerability." The following episode (airing June 26) will feature Rivera providing guidance episode on — what else? — "Sexuality." Season 1 co-winner Larsen will return to the Oxygen reality series to mentor the contestants in "Dance-ability."
The Glee Project: Meet The New Contestants
Last season, Glee Project mentors included Jenna Ushkowitz, Darren Criss, Dot Marie Jones, Kevin McHale, and Harry Shum Jr. The series saw four of its Season 1 contestants — Larsen, Damien McGinty, Alex Newell and Lindsay Pearce — make the jump from Oxygen to Fox, landing multiepisode arcs on Glee.
This year, the competition gets tougher, as the number of contestants will grow from 12 to 14 and the number of episodes expands from 10 to 11.
The Glee Project premieres Tuesday, June 5 and 10/9c.