Glee is shaking things up for Season 5! A surprising number of cast members have are leaving the show — not quite for good, but pretty dang close — and a few (somewhat unexpected) faces have been promoted to series regular status. Keep track of who’s in and who’s out with this handy cheat sheet.

 



Returning For Season 5

Lea Michele (Rachel)

Naya Rivera (Santana)

Chris Colfer (Kurt)

Darren Criss (Blaine)

Chord Overstreet (Sam)

Blake Jenner (Ryder) — just promoted to series regular!

Alex Newell (Unique) — just promoted to series regular!

Melissa Benoist (Marley) — just promoted to series regular!

Jacob Artist (Jake Puckerman) — just promoted to series regular!

Becca Tobin (Kitty) — just promoted to series regular!

Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina)

Kevin McHale (Artie)

Matthew Morrison (Will)

Jane Lynch (Sue)

Lauren Potter (Becky)

 



Written Off, But Likely to Return For a Few Episodes

Cory Monteith (Finn) — after Cory's tragic death on July 13, Finn will have to be written off the show.

Heather Morris (Brittany)

Dianna Agron (Quinn)

Mark Salling (Puck)

Amber Riley (Mercedes)

Harry Shum Jr. (Mike)

Jayma Mays (Emma) — she just booked a new pilot


Future Unclear