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'Glee' Season 5: Four original cast members out

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by Anonymousreply 5207/22/2013

'Glee' Season 5: Four original cast members out - Amber Riley, Mark Salling and more

By Laurel Brown

June 28, 2013 3:43 PM ET

"Glee" fans have said goodbye to at least four of the show's original cast members: Heather Morris, Mark Salling, Amber Riley and Harry Shum, Jr. None of the four will return for Season 5.

The news was first reported by TVLine, which added that Dianna Agron is also a maybe for the upcoming season. She is not on the current list of returning cast members, but might still be back to play the role of Quinn as a guest star.

There is a chance that the four departing actors might get an occasional appearance as well. Heather Morris' Brittany could easily return from MIT for a visit -- after the actress gives birth to her baby, of course. Amber Riley's Mercedes and Harry Shum's Mike could likewise return from their respective colleges (or wherever they were supposed to be by the time Season 4 ended).

Salling's absence is the only big surprise here. When last we saw his character, Puck, he had moved into a college dorm with Finn (Cory Monteith). Since Monteith is presumably returning, Salling's departure might need more of an explanation.

With such a mass exodus of old actors, there is the question of who might take their places. It seems likely that some of the new Season 4 stars like Melissa Benoist (Marley) or Blake Jenner (Ryder) might finally get upped to regulars. Alternatively, there could be even more new faces at McKinley in the fall.

"Glee" Season 5 premieres on Thursday, Sept. 19.

by Anonymousreply 106/28/2013

There's too many cast members already. They've still got most of the original cast plus new ones. They could cut out another four and not replace anybody and pare it down to an acceptable size.

But I'm over this show.

by Anonymousreply 206/28/2013

They need to spin off the NYC stuff into its own show, or just abandon it and leave those characters gone.

by Anonymousreply 306/28/2013

This can't be a surprise to anyone that actually watched the last season. The characters of Puck, Mercedes and Mike were barely used, the fact they were series regulars was a joke. And the season finale was definitely a good bye to Brittany.

I am getting over the show. The fact is the highschool format is stale. They need to invest in the NY setting so the show can grow and evolve.

by Anonymousreply 406/28/2013

Does this mean Harry is available for porn now?

by Anonymousreply 506/28/2013

Will the white guy with the yellow skin be returning?

by Anonymousreply 606/28/2013

OVAH.

And then some.

by Anonymousreply 706/28/2013

Are they doing another "Glee Project" reality show this summer?

by Anonymousreply 806/28/2013

I've never watched a minute of this program.

by Anonymousreply 1006/28/2013

Thanks for letting us know, r10.

by Anonymousreply 1106/28/2013

[quote]I've never watched a minute of this program.

And yet you're here to comment on it. It's all about you, isn't it?

by Anonymousreply 1206/28/2013

:)

by Anonymousreply 1306/28/2013

I can't imagine Mark getting another acting gig after this. He was terrible.

by Anonymousreply 1406/28/2013

Considering he wasn't originally trying to be an actor, he might not be that upset about it. I'll miss him though, such a hot guy.

Puck being eliminated is the only surprising thing. They used him quite a lot compared to some of the other graduates, and they did set him up to be Finn's roommate. Maybe that means they're planning on moving Finn to NY fairly early in the season.

by Anonymousreply 1506/28/2013

Same old, same old. With the exception of Heather's departure, this is pretty much the same as last season. I guess the only change is the actors contract status.

RE: Season 5 I heard there will be heavy focus on the WMK side. Supposedly, Chris, Lea and Naya will be reduced to glorified guest stars.

Pare the cast, focus on NY.

Sit Chord in the back of the choir room (shirt optional). Glue his ass to the chair so he doesn't dazzle us with his suave moves. Duct tape his mouth so I don't have to hear him emote and please continue to cut away/edit every time he starts to contort his features during one of his emotional scenes. The boy is a leading body; he is not a leading man. And please sit Darren on his lap and make them both wall candy.

Chord/Darren/newbie overload ruined Season 4.

by Anonymousreply 1606/28/2013

They need to bring the Irish guy back on, he was so cute!

by Anonymousreply 1706/28/2013

[quote]Considering he wasn't originally trying to be an actor, he might not be that upset about it.

He should be upset considering his music "career" was a total flop. This show was his only success.

by Anonymousreply 1806/28/2013

The Irish guy was cute. Many said he was a horrible actor, however. I didn't think he was worse than many of the others.

by Anonymousreply 1906/28/2013

I don't care if you don't tune in to Season 5, because I won't have to tolerate your bitching.

by Anonymousreply 2006/28/2013

I was referring to Harry Shum in that part, r18. He's always been a dancer.

by Anonymousreply 2106/28/2013

R21 Oh, I thought you were talking about Mark since that's who I was talking about and you responded right under my comment.

by Anonymousreply 2206/28/2013

From what I understand, Mark Salling wants to be a folk singer, and is working on his new album.

by Anonymousreply 2306/28/2013

R23 Good luck with that. His last album flopped at #189.

by Anonymousreply 2406/28/2013

I have a friend who's a folk singer.

by Anonymousreply 2506/28/2013

R20, Mom?

by Anonymousreply 2606/28/2013

It's a start. Now all they have to do is get rid of all the rest of the actors and make the show all about those dorky looking musicians who turn up at the drop of a hat to accompany everyone. Those guys are rock stars. I bet they're swimming in pussy.

by Anonymousreply 2706/28/2013

Mark is a very talented actor. Very quick-witted and super sweet in person.

He will have some guest appearances on an DL fave cop show.

That's all the gossip I can give right now.

by Anonymousreply 2806/28/2013

Mark Salling is an awful actor who isn't aging well. He will be back in Texas soon.

by Anonymousreply 2906/28/2013

I want Mark Salling in me quite deeply.

by Anonymousreply 3006/28/2013

Mark is a star, I just know it!

by Anonymousreply 3106/28/2013

Actually it's my bad, r22. I read your post and thought you said Mike when it was Mark.

by Anonymousreply 3206/28/2013

R10 is one of those annoying assholes that likes to loudly and smugly announce that he doesn't even OWN a television at any gathering of more than two people.

by Anonymousreply 3306/28/2013

[quote][R10] is one of those annoying assholes that likes to loudly and smugly announce that he doesn't even OWN a television at any gathering of more than two people.

I agree! People like that are incredibly pretentious.

by Anonymousreply 3406/28/2013

If they were to move the show entirely to NYC, it couldn't really be called Glee anymore. Lea Michele has an amazing voice, but I do not care for her as an actress. I don't care formChris Colfer either. I liked them both as unattractive high school misfits, but they dont work as success stories in NYC. I stick with the show out of loyalty and aside from the occasional good song, it's tedious.

by Anonymousreply 3506/28/2013

That was the problem with The Glee Project, R19. They had them perform songs every week, but hardly ever had them work on scene study. Glee is 70% spoken, and there are a much of singers who can sell the shit out of a song, but can't perform a word of dialogue.

by Anonymousreply 3606/28/2013

much = bunch*

by Anonymousreply 3706/28/2013

Agree with r36. I enjoyed The Glee Project, but it was inherently flawed for that very reason. Picking an actor over a singer is the reason Blake Jenner worked so much better than the four season one kids.

by Anonymousreply 3806/28/2013

Blake Jenner is hotter than hell.

by Anonymousreply 3906/28/2013

Here's the thing: no one cares about the new kids. No one. Regular viewers can't even be bothered to learn their names. So they can get rid of old regulars (emphasis on OLD) but it doesn't leave them much to work with.

by Anonymousreply 4006/28/2013

Jacob Artist is the hottest man on television right now.

by Anonymousreply 4106/29/2013

Blake Jenner is dreamy!

by Anonymousreply 4206/29/2013

Blake Jenner has horseface and the charisma of a used tissue.

by Anonymousreply 4306/29/2013

Oh, yeah!

by Anonymousreply 4406/29/2013

Dreamy!

by Anonymousreply 4506/29/2013

Heaven!

by Anonymousreply 4606/29/2013

Biceps!

by Anonymousreply 4706/29/2013

They're both hot. Jacob Artist has zero screen presence though.

by Anonymousreply 4806/29/2013

Is Kevin McHale out of the closet yet? Someone who's even less of a celebrity than he is posted a Instagram photo of them and said they were having a girls' night.

by Anonymousreply 4907/10/2013

Adam Lambert is joining the cast Mr. Murphy just announced.

by Anonymousreply 5007/10/2013

[quote]Mark Salling is an awful actor who isn't aging well. He will be back in Texas soon.

He hasn't posted a thing on his Twitter since the news of him not returning came out.

by Anonymousreply 5107/10/2013

Make that FIVE...

by Anonymousreply 5207/22/2013
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