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'American Idol' alum joins 'Glee'

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Adam Lambert is coming to the fifth season of Fox's "Glee."

Showrunner and co-creator Ryan Murphy broke the news Wednesday on Twitter.

It's unclear whether the role will be a guesting, recurring or regular role on the series. A show representative told TheWrap that there is no additional information on the role at this time.

Lambert's appearance on the show follows fellow "American Idol" alum Jessica Sanchez's appearance on the musical series last season. She appeared on two episodes as Frida Romero, the lead vocalist of the glee club, The Hoosierdaddies.

Lambert, who has been floated by reports, as a possible judge next season on "Idol," arrives to the series during a time of transition.

Recently, it promoted five recurring actors to series regulars. They replace five original cast members who won't be returning for Season 5 (unless they're tapped to guest star).

While Lambert has plenty of on-air experience, he hasn't done a lot of television acting. He has only really done a small part on ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" last season.

"Glee" returns Thursday, Sept. 19 at 9/8c.