Kevin McHale Returning as 'Glee Project' Mentor (Exclusive)

Kevin McHale Headshot - P 2012
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Kevin McHale Headshot - P 2012

Glee's Kevin McHale is returning to Oxygen's The Glee Project.

The actor behind Artie Abrams has been tapped as the next mentor on Oxygen's reality-competition series and will oversee a new theme for the second-year show: "Adaptability."

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McHale will bring his three seasons' worth of experience to the fifth episode of the season, scheduled for July 3. It will mark his second turn as a mentor following his turn last year during the show's "Generosity" hour that saw co-runner-up Lindsay Pearce earn one-on-one time with him.

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Upcoming mentors include Jane Lynch, making her Glee Project debut July 10 for another new theme, "Fearlessness"; Amber Riley stepping in for "Tenacity," which was mentored by Max Adler last year; Darren Criss, making his third appearance July 31 for another new theme, "Romanticality"; and Chris Colfer debuting in the Aug. 14 hour for "Glee-ality."

McHale joins season-two mentors including Lea Michele, Samuel Larsen, Cory Monteith and Naya Rivera, who will oversee Tuesday's episode.

The Glee Project airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on Oxygen.

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