In what feels like a savvy move for all parties involved, Adam Lambert has been announced to join the cast of Glee. It’s a natural pairing: Lambert’s theatrical style is suited well for the show’s over-the-top productions, and the show can probably benefit from his wattage at this point, especially as ratings have plummeted in recent seasons. (The Season 4 finale was watched by 5.92 million viewers — just about half the viewers who tuned in for the Season 2 premiere, at 11.80 million. Ouch.)
The announcement came via the show creator Ryan Murphy‘s Twitter, as he posted:
I am thrilled to announce that the super talented Adam Lambert is joining the cast of Glee this fall.
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) July 11, 2013
And Lambert was quick to give it the ol’ RT, adding that he was “so excited.” With a winking emoticon. So that pretty much says it all.
I’m so excited!! ;) “@MrRPMurphy: I am thrilled to announce that the super talented Adam Lambert is joining the cast of Glee this fall.”
— Adam Lambert (@adamlambert) July 11, 2013
Here’s the good news: The sheer force of the Lambert’s fan army assembled is enough to part seas and move mountains, so pushing Glee back up the Nielsens shouldn’t be too much of a problem.