'Glee' to Cover 'Call Me Maybe'

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In its first year of eligibility, Fox's Glee received a staggering 20 nominations, winning four -- including one for Jane Lynch in the supporting actress comedy series category. In its third year, the musical drama received only three noms, with its biggest one for Dot Marie Jones in the guest acting category.

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That didn't take long.

Glee's New Directions will tackle the song of summer, Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

As first reported by EW, New Directions will cover the hit in the Fox musical's Season 4 premiere, which will be titled "The New Rachel." The episode, which kicks off three months after the finale that featured Rachel and company graduating, will see the glee club dealing with their reduced membership. The episode will also feature Adele's "Chasing Pavements."

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In a recent interview with THR, co-star Darren Criss eluded to as much, noting that the new season will be featuring some "popular summer songs."

"There will be some songs that feel like this is not a surprise at all," he told THR. "Just do the math, popular summer songs, and then you hear them and you're like oh yeah. This really isn't shocking."

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Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" has been covered by everyone from the Harvard baseball team, to the U.S. Olympic swim team, Cookie Monster and the singer sitting in with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots, with scores of mash-ups including one featuring President Obama.

Glee's fourth season returns Thursday, Sept. 13 at 9 p.m. on Fox.

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