Whether you're a gleek or have no affection whatsoever towards the Fox series Glee, there's no denying the ensemble cast have left an indelible mark in television. The series returns for season four on a new night and time–this Thursday night at 9 p.m.–and it promises new storylines, songs, of course, a few slushies and some new characters.
While Rachel might have graduated McKinley High, we get to continue watching her journey as she "follows her dream." So here's a bit of what to expect from.....GLEE! (pretend it's the music bite you hear in the opening)
To kick off the season, Golden Globe Award winner and Academy Award nominee Kate Hudson will join the cast in a six-episode arc. In her first return to television since Sex in the City, Emmy Award-winning actress and fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker also will guest-star in an upcoming episode.
As some of the seniors have graduated or moved on, or just to other cities, four newcomers join the series. In the season premiere, Rachel lands in New York City to attend NYADA and meets Brody Weston (Dean Geyer), a handsome upperclassman who shows an interest in her. Meanwhile, back at McKinley, squeaky clean sophomore Marley Rose (Melissa Benoist) and Puck’s bad-boy younger half-brother, Jake Puckerman (Jacob Artist), both try out for the glee club and Sue Sylvester has a new sidekick with Cheerio, Kitty (Becca Tobin).
Sandi Berg is also a freelance journalist and writes about television for several magazines including Written By (Writer's Guild of America), Life After 50 and Whole Life Times Magazine.