Last year, when the first crop of seniors graduated McKinley High, Ryan Murphy wasn’t ruthless enough to cut any of them, letting the cast decide if they wanted to stay on the show. The Glee co-creator kept all of them on payroll and as series regulars despite some of them only appearing in a handful of episodes. That’s not the case for Season 5. Find out who’s being cut from the show below.
TVLine.com reports that Amber Riley (Mercedes), Mark Saling (Puck), Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike) and Heather Morris (Brittany) have been removed as series regulars. With that being said, there’s nothing keeping them from making a guest appearance on the show in the future. Morris probably wont’ return until she pops out the baby in her oven. Dianna Argon who was credited as a guest star last year also isn’t slated to return to the FOX show this season. Due to a main role on ABC’s Mixology, Vanessa Lengies (Sugar) is most likely leaving New Directions as well.
With their departures, does this mean promotions for Melissa Benoist (Marley), Blake Jenner (Ryder) and Jacob Artist (Jake)? Or are we getting another slew of newbies to the cast? What would you prefer? Are you going to miss any of the original New Directions? Sound off below.