By Lynette Rice
Updated August 02, 2011 at 06:36 PM EDT

Nothing’s official yet, but the executive producer of The Glee Project told reporters on Tuesday that he’s confident Oxygen will renew the talent show for a second season.

“Talks have begun, and we’re planning, budgeting, and discussing how to do the casting process, which is the biggest thing,” Michael Davies said during a press conference at the Beverly Hilton. “It is not officially picked up, but having been through this, just based on the ratings growth we’ve seen … more than 100 percent in key demos … I feel incredibly confident that we are coming back, and this is certainly in my plans.”

The winner of The Glee Project will appear in seven episodes of Glee next season. The producers admitted during the press conference that it has yet to be decided how Glee’s mastermind Ryan Murphy will integrate the winner into the show. (They’re not even sure if he or she will show up in Glee’s premiere episode). But the good news? The high-profile part could be extended.

“Anything is possible in the world of Glee,” said Casting Director Robert J. Ulrich. “There is no guarantee, but it could be for more episodes. It could certainly be more if it takes off.”

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