First 13 Episodes of "Glee" to Arrive on DVD in Late December

By Adam Hetrick
22 Oct 2009

The hit Fox series "Glee," starring Broadway's Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele, will arrive on DVD later this year.



Variety reports that Fox is aiming to release the first 13 episodes of the musical series, "'Glee' Season One: Road to Sectionals," on DVD Dec. 29. The network then plans to release the full 22-episode season in 2010.

The full-season box set will reportedly include the director's cut of the pilot (which Fox aired in September), as well as behind-the-scenes features, original cast auditions and separate musical performances from the series.

Fox also promises that those who purchase the first release "Road to Sectionals" will receive a voucher that can be put towards the purchase of the full-season box set.

The lucrative "Glee" franchise is ever-growing. Columbia Records will release the soundtrack to the first season "Glee: The Music, Volume 1" on Nov. 3, while the Hal Leonard Corporation has begun publishing the choral arrangements of songs from the series, including the pilot's hit single "Don't Stop Believin'." Singles from the series are top sellers on iTunes and rumors of a concert tour have also been mentioned.

Matthew Morrison (South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza) stars as Spanish teacher Will Schuester with Spring Awakening's Lea Michele as glee club Broadway baby Rachel Berry and fellow glee club members Jenna Ushkowitz (Spring Awakening) as Tina, Chris Colfer as Kurt, Kevin McHale as Artie, Cory Monteith as Finn Hudson and Amber Riley as Mercedes Jones.

The ensemble cast also includes Jane Lynch as cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, Jessalyn Gilsig as Terri Schuester, Jayma Mays as teacher Emma Pillsbury, Dianna Agron as cheerleader Quinn and Mark Salling as football player Puck.

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**Contrary to October reports on Playbill Online and Variety, Fox has released a statement that the vouchers for "Glee" were a rumor and do not exist.