“GLEEk Week,” a week of special initiatives for GLEEks, kicks off
today and begins the official countdown to the too-big-to-miss spring
premiere of GLEE airing at a special time Tuesday, April 13 (9:28-10:30
PM ET/PT) following AMERICAN IDOL on FOX. The marketing campaign
features special initiatives to get fans involved in the GLEE
experience, including an online-exclusive trailer featuring interactive
fan elements, broadcast promotions, an open casting call and exclusive
Highlights of “GLEEk Week” include:
A new innovative social trailer that allows fans to connect with
their favorite GLEE characters on Facebook while watching the promo for
the series will be available at www.fox.com/glee beginning Monday,
Fan-favorite characters from GLEE will introduce each night
telling viewers what’s on FOX that evening; and viewers should watch
FOX programming closely thoughout the week to catch all of the special
GLEE-themed FOX Frames that feature Sue Sylvester and other characters.
Additionally, original cast interviews and content pieces will
available online at fox.com.
GLEEks are encouraged to show their glee all week long on
their social networking pages by changing their avatars to pictures of
themselves posing with GLEE’s signature loser “L.” For GLEEks who need
help with their Facebook page updates, status quotes from McKinley
High’s crew – including Sue Sylvester and Kurt Hummel – will available
on the GLEE Facebook fan page -www.facebook.com/glee – along with new
photos starting Monday, April 5. Additionally, GLEE themed Facebook
“gifts” will be available for free so keep an eye out for trophies and
try to avoid slushies from your fellow GLEEks.
GLEEks can go to fox.com beginning Wednesday, April 7 to
recreate the fun of a real photo booth by “posing” with their favorite
characters from the show and uploading the photos to Facebook to share
with friends and family.
On Wednesday, April 7, the cast of GLEE will be on “The Oprah
Winfrey Show” for a fun-filled hour of behind-the-scenes secrets,
revealing interviews, unseen backstage moments and a show-stopping
Los Angeles residents will get a special treat on Saturday,
April 10 when GLEE takes over The Grove with a free outdoor screening
of the spring premiere episode and the debut of the GLEE fountain show.
GLEE fans can also find additional screenings in select markets.
And coming soon – the GLEE app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad!
You can still be part of the club, even if you aren’t on the show! Sing
along to your favorite GLEE songs (from the actual soundtrack), record
your voice and share it with your friends. Sign up now for more
information at www.fox.com/glee.
MySpace users who log into their personal homepages on Tuesday,
April 13 will see a first-ever animated takeover where Rachel becomes
their profile picture and Sue pops out to shout a tune-in message about
the show’s premiere that night, all while blowing parts of the page
Also, amateur and professional performers still have the
opportunity to submit an audition video for the GLEE open casting call
at www.myspace.com/gleeauditions. The GLEE auditions MySpace page
already has more than 1,000,000 friends. Local FOX affiliates are
holding contests in conjunction with the nationwide search. To find out
if one is being conducted in your area, please check your local FOX
affiliate website. Restrictions apply; see full rules for details
GLEE follows an optimistic teacher who – against all odds and
a malicious cheerleading coach – inspires McKinley High’s Glee Club to
conquer the world one singing competition at a time. GLEE stars Dianna
Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Kevin
McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Matthew Morrison, Amber Riley, Mark
Salling and Jenna Ushkowitz.