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AMERICAN IDOL Alum Adam Lambert Joins GLEE's Fifth Season!

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Ryan Murphy Tweeted the news today that American Idol alum Adam Lambert will be joining the cast of Glee for the series fifth season on FOX. No word yet on whether his role will be as a series regular, in a recurring capacity, or as a guest star.

In joining GLEE, Lambert follows in American Idol winner Jessica Sanchez's footsteps. Sanchez played a recurring role last season as a singer for a rival school group.

FOX's Glee will also feature four new recurring characters this season, including at least three new female recurring characters: "African-American McKinley newbie Ruby, and twentysomethings Julie and Ryan." The fourth character is reportedly a male named Henry, but there are no details about him at this time.

Recently it was reported that Matthew Morrison, Chord Overstreet, Darren Criss, Lea Michele and Jenna Ushkowitz will all appear as series regulars while Jayma Mays and Dot Marie Jones are expected to make cameo appearances during the season.

The show's Melissa Benoist (Marley), Jacob Artist (Jake), Becca Tobin (Kitty), Blake Jenner (Ryder) and Alex Newell (Unique) have been promoted to series regulars, while series staples Heather Morris, Amber Riley, Mark Salling, and Harry Shum, Jr. will not return as regulars for the fifth season. Dianna Agron will also depart the series, except for an occasional guest appearance.

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