The second season of the musical comedy-drama television series Glee originally aired between September 21, 2010 and May 24, 2011 on Fox in the United States. The 22-episode season was produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Ryan Murphy Television, with executive producers Dante Di Loreto and series co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, with the other series co-creator, Ian Brennan, as co-executive producer.
The series features the New Directions glee club at the fictional William McKinley High School in the town of Lima, Ohio. Season two follows the club through wins at the sectional and regional show choir competitions before losing at the nationals in New York City, while its members and faculty deal with sex, relationships, religion, homophobia, bullying, rumors, teenage drinking, death and other social issues. The central characters are glee club director Will Schuester, cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury, and glee club members Artie Abrams, Brittany Pierce, Finn Hudson, Kurt Hummel, Mercedes Jones, Noah "Puck" Puckerman, Quinn Fabray, Rachel Berry, Santana Lopez and Tina Cohen-Chang. Will's ex-wife Terri and Kurt's father Burt round out the list of main characters.