via press release:
OXYGEN ANNOUNCES NENE LEAKES AND ROBERT ULRICH
TO HOST “THE GLEE PROJECT LIVE REUNION”
DIRECTLY AFTER SEASON TWO FINALE
ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 14 AT 11PM ET ON OXYGEN.COM
Chris Colfer To Guest Mentor Finale
Airing at 10PM ET/PT As Final Three Contenders
Vie For Seven Episode Arc On “Glee”
NEW YORK – August 13, 2012 – Oxygen announced NeNe Leakes and Robert Ulrich will host “The Glee Project Live Reunion” airing on Oxygen.com directly after the season two winner is crowned on Tuesday, August 14 at 11pm ET. “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and “Glee” star, NeNe Leakes, and “The Glee Project” on-air mentor and casting director, Robert Ulrich, will join the final five contenders live in New York while additional cast members from season two will join via live video on the Watchitoo platform. Also making a special appearance during the live reunion will be the cast from Oxygen’s new dance series “All the Right Moves.” Fans can tweet their questions to @TheGleeProject or submit live video questions the night of the event at Oxygen.com.
“The Glee Project” season two finale airs on Tuesday, August 14th at 10pm ET/PT as the final three contenders – Aylin, Blake and Ali – vie for a seven episode arc on “Glee.” Joining the finalists is “Glee” series regular Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel) who will mentor the contenders through “Glee-ality” week. The competitors will bring everything they have to the stage for their final performances, including their last homework assignment which is “You Can’t Stop The Beat” from “Hairspray.”
NeNe Leakes shot to stardom as a fan favorite on the hit reality show “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Recently, Leakes transitioned from reality programming into scripted programming with a breakthrough guest starring role on “Glee” in the role of “Coach Roz Washington.” This fall, Leakes will debut as “Rocky” on Ryan Murphy’s new NBC comedy series, “The New Normal,” opposite Ellen Barkin and Justin Bartha. Other television credits include a contestant on the fourth season of “Celebrity Apprentice,” and guest starring roles on “The Game” and “Let’s Stay Together.” Off-camera, Leakes lends her time and energy to various charities including Twisted Hearts, founded by her, that brings awareness to the plight of domestic violence against women of all races.
Emmy®-award winning casting director Robert Ulrich serves as an on-air mentor on Oxygen’s hit competition show “The Glee Project.” Ulrich, the casting director for both “The Glee Project” and “Glee,” recently won an Emmy® for Achievement in Casting for a Television Comedy Series, as well as a Casting Society of America (CSA) award for Best Comedy Series. He has also won a Casting Society of America award for Best Comedy Television Pilot for “Glee” and a Media Access Award for Casting Actors with Disabilities, and was honored by the No Limits for his contribution to the deaf community.
About Oxygen Media
Oxygen Media is a multiplatform lifestyle brand that delivers relevant and engaging content to young women who like to "live out loud." Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women's media by changing how the world sees entertainment from a young woman's point of view. Through a vast array of unconventional and original content, including “The Glee Project,” "Best Ink," "Bad Girls Club," and "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood," the growing cable network is the premier destination for unique and groundbreaking unscripted programming. “The Glee Project” is a winner of a 2012 Gracie Award, which honors programming created for women, by women, and about women, for “Outstanding Reality Show.” A social media trendsetter, Oxygen is a leading force in engaging modern young women, wherever they are, with popular, award-winning features online including www.OxygenLive.com, the real-time social viewing party that is also available as an app for the iPhone and iPad. Oxygen is available in 80 million homes and can be found online and on mobile.