But it's now also been confirmed that the upcoming season will feature a number of old faces, namely... every single one you saw on your screen every Tuesday night last season.
Indeed, Deadline reports that every Glee cast member will return in 2012-2013.
Only Lea Michele and Cory Monteith are likely to appear in every episode, but Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer, Naya Rivera, Kevin McHale, Darren Criss, Amber Riley, Jenna Ushkowitz, Jayma Mays, Dianna Agron, Mark Salling, Harry Shum Jr and Heather Morris have all accepted Ryan Murphy's offer to star in some capacity on Season 4.
As previously noted, Glee's move to Thursday nights this fall will also signify a storytelling shift for the program. It will rotate between life in NYC for Rachel and Kurt and life in Ohio for all other New Directions.
Deadline also states that Chord Overstreet is in negotiations to officially come on board as a series regular.