adam lambert glee season 5 'Glee' adds Adam Lambert for Season 5“American Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert is coming back to FOX — but not as an “Idol” judge. He’s joining the cast of “Glee.”

“I am thrilled to announce that the super talented Adam Lambert is joining the cast of Glee this fall,” tweets creator Ryan Murphy. And Glambert adds, “I’m so excited!!”

There’s no word yet as to any details about Lambert’s character (we’re hoping for something involving Naya Rivera, because that would be a whole lotta awesome in one place), but this is the latest in a series of cast shake-ups that includes the scaling back of four original cast members and several new faces promoted to series regulars.

“Glee” returns for its fifth season on Thursday, Sept. 19.

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