On May 19, 2009, one of the most fan-beloved series of the 21st century aired its pilot, then eventually ended up making 120 more episodes over the next six years.
Glee first introduced us to characters Mercedes Jones, Sue Sylvester, Finn Hudson, and Rachel Berry -- and yesterday (May 19), Rachel Berry herself (Lea Michele) shared a sweet TBT pic of the OG cast hanging out at Fox's Upfronts seven years ago.
"#tbt 7 years ago.. It's unbelievable how quickly time can go by.. To think we aired 7 years ago today.. Found this photo from our Upfronts trip to NYC just days before the premiere. We were all so excited. We went around the table and each said something we loved about each other.. No matter where we all are now.. I will always think back to this night. #glee," Michele captioned the blurry, black and white photo, adding a heart emoji for good measure.
Costar Kevin McHale also remembered the anniversary.
"7 years ago today we began our lil journey. Mannnnn how fast that all went by. Also 7 years ago today, we missed our flight @jennaushkowitz ;)"
As did Jenna Ushkowitz.
"I can not believe its been 7 years to the day that we premiered on TV. How time flies."