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Adam Lambert Joins 'Glee' Season 5

July 11, 2013 (3:27 am) GMT
Series creator Ryan Murphy announces the 'American Idol' alum's casting via his tweet.

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

Breaking the news of Lambert's appearance on the -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 "" 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 , Jacob Artist, Becca Tobin, Blake Jenner and Alex Newell to become series regulars, replacing , , and who won't return as series regulars.

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