Interactive trailer and open casting call launch new season of 'Glee'

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The Independent Culture

After a mid-season break for the hit US television sitcom, Glee, the show resumes on April 13. To promote the return, Fox network has released a "hypertrailer" that allows fans to link to the show's website and YouTube channel. Also, clicking on the image of a cast member connects to their fan page on Facebook.

The show is holding video casting calls on MySpace with a nationwide online search for fresh talent to fill new roles in the next season. Rules and songs are available on the site. Amateur or professional performers, age 16 or older, can submit an audition video until April 26:

During the break, cast members performed at the White House Easter egg hunt and at concert dates in select US cities.

The upcoming shows include guest stars such as Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez and Neil Patrick Harris singing a Billy Joel song. There will also be shows devoted to tributes to Madonna and Lady Gaga's music.

Coldplay and Canadian rocker Bryan Adams have not allowed their tunes to be included in the show.

Within the United States, popular episodes can be watched on Hulu online at:

Trailer for the upcoming shows:

Interactive trailer: