Season One
Season 1, Episode TBA
First Aired October 17, 2011 - February 25, 2012
Episode Guide
"Season Two"

The first season of the musical comedy-drama television series Glee's fanfiction spin-off, Glee: The New Years premiered on October 17, 2011 in the United States. Returning main cast members from the previous show include Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison).

This series follows a new generation of McKinley High School, after group members from New Directions have graduated and new members have joined in as the next generation.

Main CastEdit

Main CastEdit

Recurring CastEdit

Special Guest StarsEdit

  • Carmen Electra as Chanel Rayne (15/22) (episodes 5-9, 11-17, 19-21)
  • Ryan Reynolds as Randy Scouter (4/22) (episodes 14, 16, 19, 21)
  • Marg Helgenberger as Alice Kingston (2/22) (episodes 2, 19)
  • Idina Menzel as Shelby Corcoran (2/22) (episodes 3, 8)
  • Adam Brody as Callum (1/22) (episode 18)
  • Simon Cowell as himself (1/22) (episode 22)
  • Eve as Grace Hitchens (1/22) (episode 8)
  • Nina Dobrev as Mia (1/22) (episode 18)
  • Neil Patrick Harris as Bryan Ryan (1/22) (episode 8)
  • Cheyenne Jackson as Dustin Goolsby (1/22) (episode 20)
  • Janet Jackson as herself (1/22) (episode 20)
  • Tyler Posey as Ari Washington (1/22) (episode 18)

Guest StarsEdit

  • Travis Garland as Shawn Dawson (15/22) (episodes 3, 8-17, 19-22)
  • Autumn Reeser as Lily Stevens (12/22) (episodes 10-22)
  • Drew Roy as Dougie Eastwood (12/22) (episodes 12-22)
  • Paul Iacono as Julian Carson (10/22) (episode 3-4, 12-13, 17-19)
  • Iqbal Theba as Principal Figgins (10/22) (episode 1-3, 5, 8-10, 18-19)
  • Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester (8/22) (episodes 1-2, 4-5, 9, 11, 13, 17)
  • Jesse McCartney as Gunner White (8/22) (episodes 6-9, 12, 14, 20, 22)
  • Jayma Mays as Emma Pillsbury (7/22) (episodes 2, 6, 8-9, 11-13)
  • Judi Jai as Judi Jaiho (4/22) (episodes 8, 20-22)
  • Dot-Marie Jones as Shannon Beiste (3/22) (episodes 1, 8, 11)
  • Kevin McHale as Artie Abrams (3/22) (episodes 1, 9, 14)
  • Mitchel Musso as Jeremy Lawrence (3/22) (episodes 20-22)
  • Erin Sanders as Karin Stefano (3/22) (episodes 20-22)
  • Bart Johnson as Thomas Kingston (2/22) (episode 2, 19)
  • Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez (2/22) (episodes 9, 14)
  • Jenna Ushkowitz as Tina Cohen-Chang (2/22) (episodes 8-9)
  • Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel (1/22) (episode 1)
  • Earlene Davis as Andrea Carmichael (1/22) (episode 11)
  • Bill A. Jones as Rod Remington (1/22) (episode 11)
  • Lea Michele as Rachel Berry (1/22) (episode 1)
  • Heather Morris as Brittany Pierce (1/22) (episode 14)
  • Tyler Posey as Ari Washington (1/22) (episode 18)
  • TBA as Delia Foster (1/22) (episode 18)


  • Josh Sussman as Jacob Ben Israel (2/22)
  • James Earl III as Azimio Adams (1/22) (episode 18)
  • Brad Ellis as Brad (1/22) (episode 21)


Original Airdate
1. "Newbies On The Block" October 17, 2011

Plot: A year after the Class of 2012 graduates, Will recreates the glee club with the help of two familiar faces, Kurt and Rachel. Despite Sue’s disapproval, Will recruits six new members of New Directions, who each develop new friendships and rivalries.

2. "Romantic Perspective" October 17, 2011

Plot: New Directions continues to recruit new students; Chuck decides to join to become closer to Anna, and one new member catches Elizabeth’s eyes.

3. "Dream Chasers" October 18, 2011

Plot: Will encourages New Directions to garner school wide attention to convince more students to join the club, but the outcome backfires. Meanwhile, New Directions face competition with The Troubletones, and a new member puts the club in a dilemma.

4. "Triangle Of Love" October 19, 2011

Plot: Daniel sparks a conflict with A.J., and the two vie for Rick’s affection. Claira’s volatile behavior gives Will the advantage to blackmail her. Meanwhile, Elizabeth’s attraction to Charlie is revealed, while Anna sets her eyes on a new girl.

5. "High School Of Horrors" October 29, 2011

Plot: New Directions must perform at McKinley High’s Halloween Bash by the principal’s demand, but the night goes awry. Will’s childhood friend, Chanel Rayne, arrives as the new math teacher. Anna becomes uncertain of Chuck’s dedication to a relationship.

6. "Girls Will Be Boys" November 6, 2011

Plot: After a series of pranks, the girls of Glee Club demand a week dedicated entirely to girls. Meanwhile, Chanel takes the role of the co-director of New Directions, but her domination concerns Will. Addison and A.J. spy on a rival group, and Anna discovers a shocking act.

7. "Fools In Love" November 10, 2011

Plot: A rift between the girls and boys continue as Will and Chanel lead a battle of the sexes. Anna quits New Directions after discovering Chuck and Claira in a shocking position, but the glee club convinces her to return.

8. "Now Or Never" November 14, 2011

Plot: While New Directions prepares for Sectionals, Daniel and Chuck compete for the male solo performance. A.J. faces the risk of leaving McKinley High. Meanwhile, Anna’s distrust for Chuck jeopardizes the status of their relationship. Addison and Gunner explore their newfound relationship; Will discovers familiar competition for Sectionals.

9. "Christmas Charity" N/A


10. "Bad Influence" December 4, 2011

Plot: Sue appoints Claira as an ally to defeat New Directions, encouraging her to make Cheyenne her protégé. Daniel’s ex-girlfriend transfers to McKinley High, and Shawn makes his move to New Directions.

11. "Ultra-Clutch" December 6, 2011

Plot: Will and Chanel begin a school production of Hairspray, specifically for the glee club, but Sue Sylvester plots to ruin it. After Cheyenne’s suspension, she makes Lily her newest target. Chanel and Will get in a very uncompromising position.

12. "World War Chanel December 21, 2011

Plot: Will and Chanel’s actions force Emma to decide on the future of her relationship with Will; Chanel reaches her breaking point with Emma. Claira unites with an unlikely ally to begin her scheme against Glee Club. A transfer student from Carmel High develops interest in New Directions.

13. "School Daze" December 24, 2011

Plot: The glee club ends Will’s state of nostalgic depression with a ‘Blast from the Past’ party. Charlie and Elizabeth’s relationship is on the rocks. Meanwhile, Dougie seeks Chuck for a new friendship; Claira and Julian take on a new plan for their mission against New Directions.

14. "Weekend" December 27, 2011

Plot: With only two weeks before Regionals, Chuck hosts a house party for the glee club, with a few familiar guests. Rick feels neglected by A.J.’s attention towards Daniel; Chuck and Dougie share an unexpected encounter that may danger Chuck’s reputation. Later on, Chanel’s ex-flame convinces her to flee to New York.

15. "Coming Out" December 29, 2011

Plot: Daniel faces public attention towards his closeted sexuality, thanks to Rick’s decision to expose him; he also balances his feelings for A.J. and Cheyenne. Chuck fears the consequences of his sexual affair with Dougie, his main temptation. Elizabeth reaches her breaking point after her break-up with Charlie.

16. "R.R.R." January 14, 2012

Plot: New Directions compete at Regionals against the Dalton Academy Warblers and the Treble Belles. Chuck forces himself to believe that he has feelings for Dougie. Chanel struggles to choose New Directions over New York, and Elizabeth’s new leaf discourages Charlie.

17. "Spread The Love" January 16, 2012

Plot: As Will and Chanel team up with Sue and New Directions to volunteer at the shelter, Cheyenne holds a campaign against homophobia after Daniel is bullied. Anna helps Shawn ask Lily out on a date; Dougie tries to avoid Chuck. Charlie seeks forgiveness in Elizabeth.

18. "Detention" January 25, 2012

Plot: Inspired by The Breakfast Club, this episode focuses on a Saturday detention after an altercation between Cheyenne and Claira. Cheyenne bonds with a troubled student, Ari (actor Tyler Posey). Meanwhile, Rick gains knowledge of Chuck and Dougie’s affair.

19. "Changes" February 7, 2012

Plot: Because of her antics, Claira’s life and future is threatened, and a shocking reveal may change her for better or worse. Chuck and Dougie’s affair is on the verge of exposure, while Will convinces the club to perform songs from underrated artists. Randy interferes with Will and Chanel’s relationship.

20. "Janet" February 11, 2012

Plot: Will finds interest in a Janet Jackson week for New Directions; however, the tension between Vocal Adrenaline and New Directions rises. Addison and Gunner share their first time. Janet Jackson makes a cameo appearance.

21. "Love/War" February 23, 2012

Plot: Will finds interest in a Janet Jackson week for New Directions; however, the tension between Vocal Adrenaline and New Directions rises. Addison and Gunner share their first time. Janet Jackson makes a cameo appearance.

22. "Radio City Nights" February 25, 2011

Plot: In the first season finale, New Directions head to New York City for Nationals at Radio City Music Hall. A.J. relives the magic in his hometown, while Will’s focus on Chanel’s departure damages his optimism. Rick and Anna make bold moves after their separations from Daniel and Chuck.

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