The fourth season of the musical comedy-drama television series Glee was announced on April 9, 2012 by FOX. Glee will air on Thursdays at 9PM EST instead of Tuesdays at 8PM EST. It will consist of 22 episodes. They will start shooting in July 2012 as stated by Lea Michele. It is believed that all the main characters will return but not everyone will be present for all 22 episodes. So far, only Lea Michele is confirmed for all episodes this season, but that is most likely to change. The season premiere will be on September 13, 2012.
On May 17th 2012, Ryan Murphy confirmed that the entire main cast would be returning for the fourth season, though they are welcome to leave when they wish. They would also be given the choice to become recurring characters. The show will be separated into two different settings: New York and McKinley High School in Lima, Ohio.
Jacob Artist as Jake Puckerman.
Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel.
Darren Criss as Blaine Anderson.
Dean Geyer as Brody Weston.
Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester.
Jayma Mays as Emma Pillsbury.
Kevin McHale as Artie Abrams.
Lea Michele as Rachel Berry.
Cory Monteith as Finn Hudson.
Heather Morris as Brittany Pierce.
Matthew Morrison as Will Schuester.
Chord Overstreet as Sam Evans.
Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez.
Jenna Ushkowitz as Tina Cohen-Chang.