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Glee: Season 4 (2012-2013)




Critic Consensus: Glee may have lost a few of its major characters, but several strong storylines help to compensate, and the songs are as strong as ever.


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Series 4 of the high-school musical dramedy begins with several New Directions alumni pursuing higher education and other adventures. After being accepted into the New York Academy of Dramatic Art, Rachel (Lea Michele) moves to the Big Apple, where she gets an apartment with Kurt (Chris Colfer) and begins to explore a new relationship with a fellow student. Meanwhile, Finn (Cory Monteith) takes over leadership of the glee club after Will (Matthew Morrison) leaves temporarily to pursue an opportunity in Washington, D.C. Several new characters join the core group of students at McKinley High, including Jake Puckerman (Jacob Artist), Marley Rose (Melissa Benoist), Kitty Wilde (Becca Tobin) and Ryder Lynn (Blake Jenner). Kate Hudson has a recurring role as Rachel's dance teacher; and Sarah Jessica Parker appears as a mentor for Kurt. Jane Lynch, Amber Riley, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Darren Criss, Dean Geyer and Chord Overstreet also star.


Matthew Morrison
as Will Schuester
Matthew J. Morrison
as Will Schuester
Amber Riley
as Mercedes
Jayma Mays
as Emma Pillsbury
Naya Rivera
as Santana Lopez
Jane Lynch
as Sue Sylvester
Darren Criss
as Blaine Anderson
Melissa Benoist
as Marley Rose
Jacob Artist
as Jake Puckerman
Dean Geyer
as Brody Weston
Alex Newell
as Wade Adams
as Wade Adams
Vanessa Lengies
as Sugar Motta
Samuel Larsen
as Joe Hart
Blake Jenner
as Ryder Lynn
Dot-Marie Jones
as Coach Beiste
Iqbal Theba
as Principal Figgins
Lauren Potter
as Becky Jackson
Harry Shum Jr.
as Mike Chang
Kate Hudson
as Cassandra July
Mike O'Malley
as Burt Hummel
Sarah Jessica Parker
as Isabelle Klempt
NeNe Leakes
as Coach Roz Washington
Damian McGinty
as Rory Flanagan
Whoopi Goldberg
as Carmen Tibideaux
Grant Gustin
as Sebastian Smythe
Ashley Fink
as Lauren Zizes
Katey Sagal
as Nancy Abrams
Jessica Sanchez
as Frida Romero
Valerie Mahaffey
as Rose Pillsbury
Don Most
as Rusty Pillsbury
Idina Menzel
as Shelby Corcoran
Romy Rosemont
as Carole Hudson-Hummel
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Critic Reviews for Glee: Season 4

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (8)

I hate to jump the good ship lollipop, but I've officially dropped you from my DVR's series list, Glee. You wouldn't want me to mercy record you, would you?

September 13, 2012 | Full Review…

The pacing is brisk, and both the smiles and tears arrive on cue.

September 13, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Hudson plays an already-senior hoofer, far removed from her days as an ingenue. She's a blast as the oldster on the dance floor.

September 13, 2012 | Full Review…

Change is very much in the air, and it's an exciting thing for the characters - and the series. As I said, I went into the Season 4 premiere feeling apprehensive and expecting a choppy mess that jumped between two barely-related stories.

October 8, 2018 | Full Review…

I'll be looking forward to see how the new season develops.

August 26, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Speaking of bright lights that have long since burnt out, Glee gasped and wheezed its way through a fourth year.

October 1, 2013 | Full Review…

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