Adam Lambert is joining 'Glee'
July 11th, 2013
09:43 AM ET

Adam Lambert is joining 'Glee'

For fans of Adam Lambert, Ryan Murphy has some news to sing about.

The "Glee" co-creator tweeted Wednesday that the "Idol" alum will bring his talents to the Fox comedy this fall.

Lambert is joining the crew at McKinley High just as the cast is getting shaken up. TVLine reported last month that "Glee" stars Mark Salling, Amber Riley, Heather Morris and Harry Shum, Jr. are going to have reduced roles during the show's upcoming fifth season. Another "Glee" original, Dianna Agron, is expected to only make occasional guest appearances.

Meanwhile, New Directions newcomers Melissa Benoist, Jacob Artist, Becca Tobin, Blake Jenner and Alex Newell are getting bumped up to series regulars.

It's unclear whether Lambert will be a consistent presence on "Glee" or just a guest star, and Murphy hasn't revealed what role he'll have yet.

Lambert, already a fan of "Glee," is ready to get to work. "I'm so excited!" he tweeted to Murphy after the showrunner shared the news.

The fifth season of "Glee" returns to Fox on September 19 at 9 p.m.

Filed under: Adam Lambert • Celebrities • Glee • television

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  1. Stan

    I don't like the show, it's dumb, no real point to it, and any highschools that specialize in the fine arts aren't like this at all, but this is the perfect place for Adam Lambert. He didn't belong on idol because he is more of a broadway type singer, and since in my opinion had somewhat of a career also he never should have been allowed on the show. He got there becaue no one wants to say no when your gay. I still willnot watch the show though, one more season maybe two and glee will fall by the wayside. It may be good singing, but the acting is lame from the commericals that I have seen.

    August 6, 2013 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. Junglecat

    How about giving Adam a chance and see whether he can act as well as sing? I'm looking forward to seeing him and will be watching Glee for the first time in a long time just because he's on it. He brings a lot of excitement and interest (just look at the lively discussion here)! Please wait and see how he does before judging. I think he'll do well.

    July 31, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. blocked me --- thanks that was fast--file her


    July 29, 2013 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  4. 51 is six years older...

    Actually Ann Marie said....24 is one hot son of a b-tch...that's what she see the women in our family are animals.

    July 14, 2013 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. HotAnn51

    His picture looks very familiar

    July 14, 2013 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Maria

    Adam Lambert has an amazing voice. Can't wait to see him on Glee.

    July 14, 2013 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. DONNY


    July 13, 2013 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  8. Hey

    wait like the left arrow means the opposite of what the blogger really means right?

    July 13, 2013 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
  9. Shannon

    Adam Lambert is a god, he keeps me believing <3 good for him joinng glee,

    July 13, 2013 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |
  10. MikeyZ

    It'll never work. He's not nearly gay enough for the show.

    July 13, 2013 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  11. sami

    if he is going to be on Glee, i will no longer be watching it. just saying.

    July 12, 2013 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Don K

      They didn't want you watching anyway.....

      July 13, 2013 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
    • susan

      I agree with you. I've been a faithful fan of Glee. Adam is a disgusting person. I didn't like him on Idol, and I won't like him on Glee. Bad move Ryan.

      August 1, 2013 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Dumb

    if I care for the singer why would I watch him bait unless he asked me too...low class.

    July 12, 2013 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. GO

    I was thinking the same thing

    July 12, 2013 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  14. May i leave the stage...

    another good day

    July 12, 2013 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  15. prdefeo

    Sounds like Glee's version of cousin Oliver to me...

    July 12, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  16. TomGI

    ""Idol" alum will bring his talents"

    Which talents would those be?

    July 12, 2013 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  17. derp

    He's had more sausage than Jimmy Dean.

    July 12, 2013 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  18. Conrad Shull

    I s he going to play the creepy guy who lives across the street from the high school?

    July 12, 2013 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  19. NanookoftheNorth

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Adam Lambert but hate, hate, hate, that I will have to watch this insipid little show to watch him 🙁

    July 11, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Steves

    Engine room? Increase to maximum d0uche level.

    July 11, 2013 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  21. PK

    Good News/Bad News. Adam on the show/Alex a regular. ( I just threw up).
    Cross dressers in High School not a good image.

    July 11, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  22. eunice

    He's creepy.

    July 11, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      This coming from someone called "Eunice?" that's creepy!

      July 11, 2013 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sherry

      Gee eunice you sound creepy and everyone knows Adam is anything but creepy. It seems you may be just another immature little girl who doesn't know when to be quiet.

      July 11, 2013 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • TomGI

      He sure looks weird

      July 12, 2013 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Chickawgo

    I think Adam Lambert is fantastic! I hope his being on Glee doesn't interfere with the potential of him becoming a judge on American Idol. Maybe I'll actually watch Glee now.

    July 11, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Anthony

    Adam once said, " they should have hired singers to sing in the movie (Les Miserables), not the actor" to you i say, what is this show thinking by hiring a singer to do an actors job!

    July 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • fortheloveofadam

      Well obviously a big part of his role will be SINGING! Besides the fact that he acted on the stage from the age of 10 up until he auditioned for American Idol. So he's had plenty of acting experience. No worries.

      July 11, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sherry

      well it's doesn't seem you know anything about Adam career and experience. He's been acting since age 10 first in children's theater and then on to acting and singing in Wicked and Ten Commandments along side Val Kilmer. So take your nonsense somewhere else. Next time do your research.

      July 11, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • SCBAMA sound like a neglected child that now as an adult has to cling to some crush just to get throuh life. Lambert at best is a B rated singer and maybe C rated actor. No one wants to see his kind of odd behavior being idolized in high schools.

      July 12, 2013 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  25. tim

    He will fit right in.

    July 11, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Papa Lazarou

    Mad world.

    July 11, 2013 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  27. laij bird

    lets go there...DO IT..THANKS

    July 11, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |


    July 11, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  29. see palinwit


    July 11, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • NanookoftheNorth

      I see you've changed your formerly disgusting screen name (re Sarah's Down Syndrome child) to one a bit more acceptable...and YES, she does have a great sense of humor ! 😉

      July 11, 2013 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
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    July 11, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  31. 53 LIAR


    July 11, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |

    Have any of you people, CAPS HACKERS and Blog Trolls, ever figured out just how much of your lives you have WASTED spewing your garbage all over these blogs and the internet?! Truly, truly pathetic. What a waste of life and space you all are.

    July 11, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • palintwit

      " Sarah Palin supporters are the very definition of low information voters. They watch Fox, a proven source of misinformation. Studies show Fox watchers think they are well informed but are factually deficient. "

      July 11, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • COVER UP..


      July 11, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • SJS476

      Lol, you know what's even sadder? That you feel the need to tell other people they can't express their opinions. That kind of self-righteous ignorance is what is REALLY pathetic.

      July 11, 2013 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Alex

    This show used to be about a group of misfits that didn't fit in. Slowly but surely, more and more pretty kids are being thrown into the mix. Wasn't there already a High School Musical show with gorgeous kids? The main appeal of Glee originally was that they weren't perfect or gorgeous. They were outcasts, and a lot of us outcasts could relate! Shame that the show sold out to vanity...

    July 11, 2013 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Norm

      you clearlyu never watched the show-the cast was always beautiful-the show just ran out of gas-surprised anyone still watches it

      July 11, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • RAT

      She is out of gas...

      July 11, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • queenrosered1

      So wait, what? You are actually giving Lambert a back-handed compliment. You're correct, he IS amazingly beautiful.But more important, he's as beautiful INSIDE as outside and he encourages people of all ages, but especially the youth of today to "just be YOU and love who you are" His messages are always positive and his talent is undeniable.His amazing work on behalf of LGBTQ youth is laudable indeed! Enjoy watching and listening. I know I will!

      July 11, 2013 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Sokman

    So much for my first amendment right to freedom of speech. This is what happens when liberals run the country. All of our rights get trampled on.

    July 11, 2013 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • palintwit

      Better hurry back to your double-wide. Nascar's on and you won't want to miss that.

      July 11, 2013 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • libs in hell

      couldn't agree more. every day, the Lib haters rack up more and more mindless babble... they're happy being controlled and miserable..

      July 11, 2013 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ram Riva

      When did the GOP became a Glambert??.....why are you here?...don't like it.......exercise your right.....and leave!!.....

      July 11, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Calvin

      Why don't you have a few more beers then go clean your guns.

      July 26, 2013 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  35. vigrim

    the above comment was for Sokman.

    July 11, 2013 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  36. Kay

    If only he could act above a high-school theater level. He can sure sing, but boy, he is no actor.

    July 11, 2013 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
    • AngelaM

      Adam worked professionally in musical theater in the US and abroad for nearly 10 years prior to American Idol. He'll be an exciting addition to Glee.

      July 11, 2013 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • lah

      Adam would probably agree that he isn't a good actor, but you have to start somewhere.

      July 11, 2013 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |


      July 11, 2013 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • SKR

      Angela...Adam worked sporadically in musical theater in that 10-year stretch, as a chorus member and on a cruise ship. Yes, he was in Ten Commandments, but that part didn't require any acting. And he did get to play Fiyero in an LA production of Wicked, as he was an understudy, but if you watch his performance on YouTube, you can tell that he is a MUCH better singer than actor. That's OK for minor-league theater, but on a major network TV show the bar is a lot higher and if he doesn't measure up, the critics will not be kind. I hope he's ready.

      July 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |


      July 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kay

      Adam worked professionally in musical theater in the US and abroad for nearly 10 years prior to American Idol. <<

      That doesn't mean he can act. Why wasn't he able to make a career there or get anything more than chorus and understudy roles? Except for Joshua in the huge flop Ten Commandments, a role that barely required any acting at all and apparently didn't lead to better stage roles. I've seen him act, he's barely average. He's much better suited to a concert stage. My guess is he'll probably be playing himself as he did on Pretty Little Liars.

      July 11, 2013 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • queenrosered1

      Oh for Heaven's sake, lol. Glee IS a singing show, a TV show about High School Glee Clubs, not Shakespearean Theater! As if ANY of the actors are Oscar-worthy ones, Haha! Please get a grip Kate, Lambert HAS acted and what's MORE important, as you've noted, he definitely can sing! Every season Glee makes an album by the current cast and it sells in the Billboard Top 10. It's about the MUSIC. Enjoy, it ain't that deep. 😉

      July 11, 2013 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  37. linda

    This is great news! It's about time Adam got a break here in the US. Adam is loved by millions all over the world. I'll be watching for sure this season of Glee.

    July 11, 2013 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  38. nance druuu

    I'm thrilled THE FABULOUS ADAM LAMBERT will be a part of Glee! Because Adam will be on the show, I will start watching it! Adam is the best in the music business! He is multi-talented, charming, and sweet! Everyone will fall in love with Adam!

    July 11, 2013 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  39. GetReal

    If anything can save that poor show, it just might be Adam. Good luck!!

    July 11, 2013 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  40. Sokman

    Yeah, becuz there's just not enough gay on that show already.

    July 11, 2013 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • NanookoftheNorth

      I'm hoping he will play against type 😉

      July 11, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • queenrosered1

      Martin, Chris, Tomas,Svetlana or Nancy, whichever one of the little "Haters Club" group you are, why don't you guys give it a rest already? Here we are more than 4 years after your little group banded together to make sure Lambert was halted at his "15 minutes of fame" and you've failed to stop him. Try expending some positive energy for a change and you'll be pleasantly surprised at the way the Universe responds in kind.

      July 11, 2013 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  41. palintwit

    "Sarah Palin supporters are the very definition of low information voters. They watch Fox, a proven source of misinformation. Studies show Fox watchers think they are well informed but are factually deficient."

    July 11, 2013 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • PDirt

      It's ironic that you would post an off topic comment containing a rant on anyone else being "low information" when you are still living in a "hate Sarah Pailin" world. and not even paying attention to the subject at hand. You should pull your head out of the dark place you store it and join the real world for some fresh air.

      July 11, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  42. SLA

    Glee is still on the air? Who knew?

    I thought this whiny, preachy, liberal tripe went away years ago.

    July 11, 2013 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Fred Evil

      Careful there, I know plenty of liberals who hate this garbage too. So it must be a conservative effort, right?

      July 11, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  43. palintwit

    Here's a good one I saw...

    " Watching the GOP establishment try to herd the Tea Partiers is a bit like watching someone attempt to uncrap their pants."

    July 11, 2013 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Yawning at palintwit

      Oh look.....someone who has done nothing with their lives and is desperate for attention. How pathetic. -yawn-

      July 29, 2013 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  44. Rachel

    Now more people will know what a talented, crazy, fun person Adam is. Hooray for that!

    July 11, 2013 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Sherry

      My gosh what a bunch of bigots and haters on this blog. They hide in their basements spewing hate all over these blogs day and night. Sad they have no life. Makes me glad I'm an Adam fan so I can see the light.

      July 11, 2013 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |

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