Glee Season 3 Spoilers: New Characters and New Storylines

Glee Season 3 Spoilers: New Characters and New Storylines

We've been teased that Glee will stay away from hordes of guest stars this season and go with the motto of "back to basics". But what exactly does that mean? What's going down on season 3 of Glee? Jane Lynch tells all (or at least some):

"We're seeing where they go with their intimate relationships and with graduation looming ahead," she says. "It's not just about working for ... sectionals, regionals, nationals. It's kind of about what these kids are going to be doing with their lives. So it's pretty interesting, but a lot of fun.

We're going to be seeing some new characters joining these "intimate relationships" too. Some of you might remember back before the summer mention of the plans to introduce a couple new recurring Glee characters (in addition to the ones brought in by The Glee Project) - the "mean girl" and the new "football player". I'll be unloading spoilers below on those two, and more:

  • Vanessa Lengies (American Dreams) is going to be our new resident McKinley "mean girl" (though who can be "meaner" than Santana?) - Sugar, a "cross between Molly Shannon and a New Jersey Housewife". This rich glee-atch won't exactly have an ear for music though, which just might put her at odds with the likes of Rachel Berry.
  • The new lineman for the McKinley Titans will also be that new love interest for Mercedes' (and the "rebound guy", now that we know Chord Overstreet/Sam Evans is leaving). LaMarcus Tinker (Friday Night Lights) will play Marcus, the character formerly known as "Bubba". Says co-creator Brad Falchuk: “He’s this Big Bubba kind of guy and he encourages her to want more for herself. That drives her arc into the next half of the season.” Those of you Gleeks who also watch Cougar Town with me might remember this dude as Trav's (not the dog) supportive college roommate.
  • Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel) had a nice chat with Entertainment Weekly, and here's what I gleaned from the transcript: In season 3, Kurt will still struggle with acceptance, possibly join a new club (*gasp*), and maybe have his beau Blaine join the ranks at McKinley. To quote Chris, "We shall see."
  • Though there's no official word out yet, everyone thinks it's pretty safe to say that The Glee Project is going to be renewed for another season. Casting for the Oxygen reality series' second season (and Glee's fourth season) will most likely start this fall. While the show's first season only had two casting calls, this coming season is expected to have around four or five open casting opportunities. Although it's not yet known what prize the winner(s) of season 2 will receive.

What are you most excited about for season 3 of Glee?

Sources: Zap2It, TV Line, Entertainment Weekly