01/17/2012 04:25 pm ET

'The Glee Project' Renewed For Season 2

Rejoice wannabe Gleeks, "The Glee Project" is officially coming back for Season 2, giving "Glee" fans a chance to have a multi-episode arc on the hit Fox comedy.

The "Glee" spinoff is already casting after thousands of online auditions and a multi-city casting tour. This season will have 14 final contenders, instead of 12, new themes and all new songs. "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy will return as a judge, along with producer Dante Di Loreto, choreographer Zach Woodlee and vocal coach Nikki Anders.

Last season crowned two winners, Damian McGinty and Samuel Larsen. When asked whether McGinty, who currently stars in the Fox hit as Rory Flanagan and is in talks to remain on the show, would return as a guest mentor for "The Glee Project" Season 2, McGinty replied: "We're having talks ... talks are ongoing. I hope to be back because I feel like last season I had ... whatever the ultimate "Glee Project" experience is, I think I had it. I also believe I could give them a lot of good advice because I know exactly what's going to come their way."