Adam Lambert Joins 'Glee' Season 5
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Series creator Ryan Murphy announces the 'American Idol' alum's casting via his tweet.

AceShowbiz - Another former "American Idol" finalist is signing up for "Glee". After season 11's runner-up %cJessica Sanchez% landed a multi-episode arc in the last season of the FOX musical series, %cAdam Lambert% is now set to star on the scripted drama show in the upcoming season 5.

Breaking the news of Lambert's appearance on the %cLea Michele%-starrer was none other than the show's creator, Ryan Murphy. "I am thrilled to announce that the super talented Adam Lambert is joining the cast of Glee this fall," he wrote on his Twitter.

It's unclear what character Lambert will play or whether his role is a guesting, recurring or series regular. Words are, the "Idol" season 8's runner-up's involvement in "Glee" makes it unlikely that he will join "Idol" as a judge in the forthcoming season.

This won't be Lambert's first gig on scripted series. The "Whataya Want from Me" hitmaker has previously appeared as himself in "Pretty Little Liars" season 3 Halloween episode, during which he also performed two songs.

"Glee" is set to return with the new season Thursday, September 19 at 9/8c on FOX. The show recently promoted %cMelissa Benoist%, %cJacob Artist%, %cBecca Tobin%, %cBlake Jenner% and %cAlex Newell% to become series regulars, replacing %cHeather Morris%, %cMark Salling%, %cAmber Riley% and %cHarry Shum Jr.% who won't return as series regulars.

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