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Adam Lambert Joining Glee Season 5

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"Glee" is about to get a touch of the Glambert!

Adam Lambert, "American Idol" Season 8 finalist, has signed on to join Jane Lynch, Lea Michele and company on the Fox series for the show's upcoming fifth season.

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"I am thrilled to announce that the super talented Adam Lambert is joining the cast of ‘Glee' this fall," showrunner Ryan Murphy announced on Twitter on Wednesday evening.

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Details of Lambert's role have yet to be released, and it is not known whether he'll be appearing in a guest, recurring or series regular role.

The singer won't be the first "Idol" alum to appear on "Glee" – Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez had a multi-episode arc (playing star singer Frida Romero at a rival glee club) last season.

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In related "Glee" news, four main cast members are leaving the show.

Heather Morris, Mark Salling, Amber Riley and Harry Shum Jr. will not return for Season 5 as series regulars, but may make occasional guest appearances.

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"Glee" returns with its Season 5 premiere on Thursday, September 19 at 9 PM on Fox.

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