‘Glee’ Overhaul Continues as Five Actors Promoted to Series Regulars

by | June 29, 2013 at 3:39 PM | Glee, TV News

Marley (Melissa Benoist, R) and Jake (Jacob Artist, L) on "Glee" (Fox)

Five up, five down.

Only a day after reports surfaced that five original “Glee” cast members had been dropped as series regulars on the show, five faces are now on the way in.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Melissa Benoist, Jacob Artist, Becca Tobin, Blake Jenner and Alex Newell have been promoted from recurring cast members to series regulars.

Benoist (Marley), Artist (Jake), Tobin (Kitty) and Jenner (winner of “The Glee Project” aka Ryder) joined the series last season. Meanwhile, Newell (Unique) joined the cast during season three.

On Friday, news broke that original cast members Dianna Agron, Mark Salling, Amber Riley, Heather Morris, and Harry Shum, Jr. had been dropped from full-time duties, although they may return in as guest stars next season.