When you look at the list of regulars on “Glee,” it’s an ever-changing group. You probably heard that Heather Morris, Amber Riley, Mark Salling, and Harry Shum Jr. are not longer regulars on the show after their characters graduated and went their separate ways in the world. Meanwhile, you probably also heard that Blake Jenner, Melissa Benoist, Jacob Artist, Becca Tobin, and Alex Newell have taken their place on the roster. Even these changes may only be temporary, given the rumors that the show will be moving itself to New York in the second half of this season.
One person who is glad to see things shaking up? Jane Lynch. While she may be sad about having fewer opportunities to see some of her fellow cast members, she tells TVLine that at the end of the day, having change in a show about high school is very much a good thing:
“That’s the nature of portraying a realistic view of high school: Kids graduate. They move on. I like that we’re following some of the kids to New York where they’re trying to make it as actors and actresses. But the show will evolve, and when a show evolves that means you have to let some people go, and let some storylines go, so that you can pursue new ones.”
As for what her own role on the show will be moving forward, the host of NBC’s “Hollywood Game Night” suggests that she really does not have much of an idea. While her character seems firmly rooted in Lima, who knows? Ryan Murphy could come up with some crazy way to get Sue in New York City just to keep things interesting, and the cast centrally located in one place.
For those of you sad about the departures, don’t worry: You’ll probably still see some of them (minus Morris) in about the same capacity that you did in season 4.