"Glee" Adds Five to Season 5 Cast

As plans take shape for the fifth season of Glee, some familiar faces will not be returning, while recurring guests have become regulars.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Heather Morris, Mark Salling, Amber Riley, and Harry Shum, Jr. will not be back for the new season, except in occasional appearances.

Meanwhile, five actors who have been on the show on-and-off have been upgraded to series regulars, and are expected to be in the majority of the episodes in the new season.

Alex Newell, Blake Jenner, Melissa Benoist, Jacob Artist, and Becca Tobin all received the nod as the newest cast members for the hit show.

Season five of Glee gets underway on Thursday, September 19 at 9/8 central on FOX.