He is faced with the challenge of converting a group of misfits, including fame-hungry Rachel Berry, Mercedes Jones, Kurt Hummel, Tina Cohen-Chang, and Artie Abrams, into a team of singers.
When Will discovers that football quarterback Finn Hudson has a secret talent for singing, he blackmails Finn into joining the club.
His friendship with friend and colleague, Ken Tanaka, the football coach suffers when Ken discovers his crush and guidance counselor, Emma Pillsbury has a crush on Will.
The central characters are glee club director Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison), cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch), Will's wife Terri (Jessalyn Gilsig), guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury (Jayma Mays), and glee club members Rachel (Lea Michele), Finn (Cory Monteith), Artie (Kevin Mc Hale), Kurt (Chris Colfer), Mercedes (Amber Riley), Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz), Puck (Mark Salling), and Quinn (Dianna Agron).
The season received generally positive reviews from critics.
The musical scores used throughout the first season proved to be a commercial success, with over seven million copies of Glee cast single releases purchased digitally.
The first season of the musical comedy-drama television series Glee originally aired on Fox in the United States.
The pilot episode was broadcast as an advanced preview of the series on May 19, 2009, with the remainder of the season airing between September 9, 2009 and June 8, 2010.
The season consisted of 22 episodes; the first 13 aired on Wednesdays at 9 pm (ET) and the final 9 aired on Tuesdays at 9 pm (ET).
The season was executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Dante Di Loreto; Murphy's production company helped co-produce the series alongside 20th Century Fox.
became their first hit, and other covers quickly gained similar worldwide popularity, while the albums topped the charts in Ireland and other countries.
The season was nominated for 19 Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, six Satellite Awards and 57 other awards.
It was accompanied by four DVD releases: Glee – Pilot Episode: Director's Cut, Glee – Season 1, Volume 1: Road to Sectionals featuring episodes one to thirteen, Glee – Season 1, Volume 2: Road to Regionals featuring episodes fourteen to twenty-two, and Glee – The Complete First Season.
Former glee club star Will Schuester takes over Mc Kinley High School's glee club in the hopes of restoring it to its former glory.