In the premiere episode, entitled "Hell-o," Menzel portrays Shelby, the coach of McKinley High's rival glee club Vocal Adrenaline. Groff (Spring Awakening) appears as lead member of Vocal Adrenaline and a potential love interest for Rachel (portrayed by his former Spring Awakening co-star, Lea Michele). Here's what FOX has to say about the spring premiere: "In the 'Hell-o' episode, 'Glee' picks up as New Directions is fresh off their monumental win at Sectionals and feeling on top of the world. With an extra spring in their step, they get to work on new numbers for Regionals – including a memorable rendition of The Beatles' 'Hello, Goodbye.' But when Rachel and Finn's budding romance hits a bump in the road after she becomes involved with a competitor, Jesse St. James (Groff), it threatens to derail the entire club. Mr. Scheuster pays a visit to Shelby Corcoran (Menzel), coach of Vocal Adrenaline, to confirm Jesse's motives. Meanwhile, Will is newly single, but is he ready to take his relationship with Emma to the next level? And to top it all off, Sue Sylvester returns from her condo in Boca with a renewed focus on destroying Will and disbanding the glee club."
"Glee" stars Broadway's Tony nominee Matthew Morrison (South Pacific, Light in the Piazza, Hairspray), Michele and Jenna Ushkowitz (Spring Awakening), as well as Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Kevin McHale, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley and Mark Salling.
"Glee" airs at 9:30 PM ET on FOX. Visit Fox.