Heather Morris, Amber Riley, Mark Salling, Harry Shum, Jr. Will Not Be Series Regulars on Fifth Season of "Glee"
By Michael Gioia
"Glee" actors Heather Morris, Amber Riley, Mark Salling and Harry Shum, Jr., who have all been with the Fox musical series since its first season, will no longer be series regulars, according to Deadline.com.
On the upcoming fifth season, which will premiere on Fox in September, new cast members Melissa Benoist (Marley), Jacob Artist (Jake), Becca Tobin (Kitty), Blake Jenner (Ryder) and Alex Newell (Wade aka "Unique") will be promoted to series regulars.
Morris (Brittany), Salling (Puck), Riley (Mercedes) and Shum, Jr. (Mike) join original cast members Dianna Agron (Quinn) and Jayma Mays (Emma), whose characters were also downgraded last season.
"Glee" is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan and Dante Di Loreto serve as executive producers.
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