We know that a good season finale is supposed to leave you with unanswered questions. You’re supposed to come back wanting more. That’s the reason cliffhangers were invented!
Still after watching Glee’s Season 3 finale, Episode 22: "Goodbye," we’re left with so many questions about what’s to come this fall in Season 4 — that we barely know where to begin.
Luckily, plenty of information has already started to trickle out concerning what we can expect for the New Directions, and the graduated senior, next year. Ready for the inside scoop on what’s to come? Here’s your spoiler roundup for everything we know about Season 4 so far.
WHO IS COMING BACK?
- No Glee Spin-Off — But Lea Michele Is Back for Season 4!
Remember back when we thought there might be a Glee spinoff? Well, the network vetoed that idea, but it sounds like many of the ideas for the spinoff will very much be incorporated into Glee Season 4.
- Glee Season 4: Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer Now Confirmed — Rachel, Kurt, and Finn are Back!
That’s right, all three are officially confirmed to return next season. (So we’re following Finn to boot camp, too? Well, we guess now Glee can has an excuse to cover "Eye of the Tiger"...)
- Glee Season 4 Casting Update: Everyone Is Returning! But What’s the Catch?
Ryan Murphy has confirmed that ALL main characters will be back next season. Only problem is: He didn’t specify for how many episodes. Don’t count them in as series regulars just yet!
- Chord Overstreet Gets a Promotion! Plus, 15 Others Plan to Return
That Glee magic you know and love isn't going anywhere!
But which characters are getting more screentime than others? We've got an early list right here.
WHERE’S IT TAKING PLACE?
- Glee Season 4 Won’t Only Be in Ohio! FOX Confirms New "Show With a Show" Format
So far, Lima, Ohio and New York City are the only two locations we’re heard mentioned by name. But with Mercedes in Los Angeles, Quinn at Yale, and Mike in Chicago, we’re hoping that some of their locations will pop up, too.
- Glee Season 4 Spoilers: New Details on Filming in New York City!
Since Rachel (and possibly others) will be in NYC, Glee plans to pick up filming and move to the Big Apple — maybe even as frequently as every five weeks!
Here's a look at who's been in the Big Apple, plus plenty of photos of what they've been filming.
- When Does Glee Season 4 Start?
Mark your calendars! Glee's officially coming back on Thursday, September 13, at 9 pm.
We've broken down every last second of the promo. Here's what we've discovered.
- Glee Season 4 Spoilers: 3 New Series Regulars — Who’s Getting a Little Brother?
Anyone else wonder if he'll be sharing his older bro's signature 'do?
- Ryan Murphy’s “Streamlining” Glee for Season 4: Expect Fewer Main Characters!
Gulp. Suddenly the fate of some of our favorite lesser-known isn't looking so good.
The first official victim of Ryan's "streamling" efforts has been announced. No more Damian McGinty (Rory). However, Damian's fellow Glee Project contender Alex Newell (Unique) will be sticking around for more episodes.
Nothing certain quite yet, but it's certainly looking like he might be.
So long, Lima. Kurt is making his way to NYC?
Say it ain't so!
- Glee Season 4: Chris Colfer Wants Kurt to Go After a Career in Fashion — With Sarah Jessica Parker?
On second thought, that does sound pretty awesome.
On third thought (yes, it's a thing now: we just decided) that actually sounds amazing.
Here's the first info on Kurt's quirky new co-workers.
Do they not make the most awesome duo, ever?
Awesome news. Awesomer news.
The infamous pin returns.
What? No! We... we just... NO! Don't even make us think about that possibility.
Well, we guess that's one way you could handle it.
Having your boyfriend suddenly relocate hundreds of miles away can do that to a guy.
Come on, guys. Thinks can't be happiness and gumdrops forever. These two need a little drama to spice things up!
Moral of the story? Don't freak out. Watch the episode before you come to any rash conclusions.
- Glee Season 4: Finn’s Future is a “Big Secret” — Plus, Who Might Have Reduced Roles?
So will Finn join the army, or won't he? Ryan Murphy isn't telling!
- Glee Season 4: Cory Monteith on Finn’s Future — and His “Return” From the Army!?
Cory guarentees we'll see Finn again, he just won't say how long he's sticking around.
Don't worry. Finn is "very much a part of this season" and "when he does come back, he’s back for good." However, where he's been in the meantime just might surprise you!
- Glee Season 4: What’s Next for Rachel Berry?
She's about to star a whole new life in the big city. Here are our first clues about she'll be up to.
Sounds like adjusting to life at NYADA might not be as easy for Rachel as she hoped.
Think Finn and Rachel's relationship will be back to normal in just a few episodes? We wouldn't bet on it!
Poor girl just can't catch a break, now can she?
Rachel Berry is about to get her butt kicked in the NYADA dance studio.
Rachel and her dance instructor, Cassandra July, are hard at work on their routines.
Well, she will with her jewelry, anyway. We're not sure about other areas of her life!
Well, it's changing her wardrobe choices, anyway.
So many new people to meet, and so many new things to explore!
So many cool new locations for Rachel to explore in NYC!
We can't wait to see her new look.
She looks so glamourous!
Rachel's New Man, Brody Weston
Uh-oh. It looks like Finn is about to get some serious competion.
Rachel's heart might still be with Finn, but Brody seems like he's not willing to take "no" for an answer so easily.
Find out exactly what it is about Rachel that's making it so Brody just can't stay away.
Don't automatically assume you'll hate the new guy, though. Apparently, he's pretty darn likable.
Here's a bit about the actor who plays Glee's hot new college guy.
But don't worry. It's just business. They're performing together, nothing else.
Wait. That really is the only thing going on here... right? Suddenly, we're not so sure.
Glee Project Winner Blake Jenner (Ryder)
Well, Ryan Murphy has already confirmed that Ryder's getting a love interest. Do you think it might possibly be Brit?
Mark your calendars. Season 4, Episode 5 can't get here soon enough!
Interesting thought, no?
Santana starts out at college in Kentucky. We're just not sure how long she'll be staying there.
We'd love to see Santana get her shot in NYC, but we really hope this doesn't mean the end of her and Brittany.
Glee Project winner Blake Jenner:
We don't have a full character description quite yet, but there's still info out there about what we can expect.
What would you think of that potential match?
Season 4, Episode 5. Make a note in your calendars. That day can't get here fast enough!
Puck's Brother, Jake:
There's a new bad boy at McKinley, and he's not going to be like anybody we've met on Glee before.
Well, he is a Puckerman, after all!
- Glee Season 4: Puck’s Brother Is Damaged — and a Total "Heartbreaker"
Watch out, ladies.
Find out more about the actor who will be bringing Jake Puckerman to life on screen.
What about Jake's big bro? Will we be seeing him at all during the new season?
Ryan Murphy's already nicknamed them "Jarley." So does that mean these two are going to start dating?
Mike and Tina:
Dun dun dun...
New cheerleader Marley:
Who in their right mind would ever want to hurt poor Brit?
There's so few of them this year! Having everybody graduated now feels weird.
Well, that pretty much guarentees that Blaine is out. Other than that, we'd say the identity of this new leader's is really anybody's guess.
Yikes. This does not sound promising at all.
We had an idea this might be coming.
- Glee Season 4 Spoilers: Which American Idol Finalist Might Be Joining the Cast?
Are you a fan of American Idol, too?
Glee really seems to be liking the former Idol stars, don't they?
- Glee Season 4: Which Pop Star Is in Talks to Star?
Well, he is coming to Ryan Murphy's other show, American Horror Story. Maybe he can swing some time on Glee, too.
The Glee men would certainly be excited about this casting choice!
Yes, being popular and well-liked sounds terrible.
Well, we'd love to see him. Hopefully something might be able to work out!
Sue Sylvester: a mother?! This is one thing we have to see!
- Glee Season 4 Spoilers: Secrets from the Comic-Con Panel!
A basic overview of some of the biggest reveals from the panel.
- Glee Season 4 Spoilers: Ian Brennan Talks New York, Guest Stars, and Graduated Students!
How will life be different for Rachel (Lea Michele) now that she’s living in the big city? Are the producers nervous about mixing things up so much with Glee’s new format? Executive Producer Ian Brennan reveals all that, and more.
- Shocking Glee Update: Is the Wedding Off? Ryan Murphy Says [Spoiler] “Doesn’t Get Married!”
And no, we’re not talking about Finn and Rachel...
Hey, we just saw this. And this is crazy. But we're kind of excited. Don't judge us, maybe?
- Glee Season 4 Is Going “Back to the Underdog”! Ryan Murphy Teases New Storyline, Different Musical Directions
Bid farewell to all those showtunes. Glee next season will stick to as many Top 40 hits as possible.
- Baby, One More Time: Glee’s Doing Another Britney Spears Tribute in Season 4!
What’s more Top 40 that Britney Spears? Not much. Get ready for another glittery tribute to the beloved pop tart.
Given all the crazy moments in all the Britney songs out there, we're really not sure what to expect from this one!
Oh, this is going to be a good one! But then again, it's Adele. So... duh.
Not only is the new X Factor judge on the same network as Glee, but now the show will be performing one of her songs, too.
Lea Michele tweeted, "You guys are gonna LOVE it!"