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Vanessa Lengies & LaMarcus Tinker Join 'Glee' Season 3!

Vanessa Lengies & LaMarcus Tinker Join 'Glee' Season 3!

Vanessa Lengies and LaMarcus Tinker are the newest additions to the Glee cast for the show’s upcoming third season!

The 26-year-old actress will play Sugar, who was born with a silver spoon in her mouth and a tin ear. She is described as a cross between Molly Shannon and a New Jersey Housewife, according to TV Line.

, 20, will play Marcus, a lovable linebacker for McKinley High who hits it off with Mercedes (Amber Riley), according to The Wrap.

Vanessa is best known for her work on American Dreams while LaMarcus has had recurring roles on both Friday Night Lights and Cougar Town.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of the Glee cast’s newest additions?

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  • Sara

    Why couldn’t Mercedes be with Sam? Why does her boyfriend have to be overweight and african-american just because she is? Same goes for Harry Shum Jr and Jenna’s characters.

  • Lola-Lay

    I totally agree with Sara. I mean, come on… we bring diversity with different races and orientations… what about interracial dating? It does exist… goodness.

  • Hannah Gleason

    i agree with sara and lola-lay…but sam isn’t going to be there for much longer and i think they felt like mercedes deserves a man who’s going to be there!

  • Gilmore

    Why are they bringing new people in when they can barely even put full development into the characters they have now? It’s not necessary. And I liked Mercedes and Sam, why have them together in the finale only to end it with her being with this guy? I guess I should be happy they even remembered to let Mercedes have a storyline that doesn’t involve tots, but I can’t seem to be. Ugh, glee writers can just be trolls sometimes.

  • emily h

    this is why i can’t stand glee and its producers/critics/fans claims that the show boasts diversity and acceptance, and is unlike any other show on television. The journey may be a little different or unique, but they still end up at the same stereotypical destination…

  • Cece

    Omg glee is my fav fav fav show Im happy mercadyes can have somebody 2!

  • Samantha

    I hate to see them bring new characters in the show when they promised last season that they would focus on each character. And what did they do? Bring more guest stars and only focus on Kurt and Blaine. I’m all for gay marriage and anti-bullying but they shouldn’t have made the whole season about it.

  • Jess

    I think I’ve only seen that Vanessa girl in Stick It and she was very annoying. Not looking forward to seeing her.

  • Glekkterminator

    FYI: Jess, she was annoying because the writers intented for her character to be bitchy and annoying. It does not necessarily mean she is as a person, give her a chance.

  • emma

    Are they really adding more characters?! They can hardly handle the characters they have right now! Last time they said they would focus more on each of the characters and develop a story line for them on Season 2 instead of putting more guest stars into the show, but they decided to do the opposite of what they said! They focused the ENTIRE Season 2 on Kurt dealing with being gay and bullied and although I have nothing against that they could have just made that into one or two episodes rather than a whole season! I mean really! How many solos did Blaine, a newbie on the show, have when Quinn, a series regular from the start, had maybe 2 or 3?! That’s absolutely ridiculous! This show has gone down hill since season 1 and I can tell you they have lost a viewer. They need to stop making this into an “interactive show” and let the fans decide what they want in it and actually make their own moves on what goes on! The fans wanted Idina Menzel, they put her in, the fans want a boyfriend for Kurt, they put it in. Why don’t they step up and make the decisions for THEIR show. I guarantee that the new cast members will be getting more solos than Tina and Quinn combined. They have beautiful voices and they are just worried about the songs selling just because it’s not “as beautiful” as Rachel’s or Mercedes. And also what happened to them singing good old classic songs? Now all they sing is this mainstream and top 40 stuff. What happened to “Sweet Caroline” and “Say a little prayer for you”? Are they so scared that they won’t be on the iTunes top 10? It’s not even their song to begin with. I’m sorry for the rant but I am fed up with this show.

  • anon

    can i just say that they keep on adding characters when they cannot even focus on all of them?! i will not be surprised if the same thing happens to them like what happened to sam. Glee is not about values anymore… its about RIB making some more cash!!!!

  • ozzie

    guys … its just a TV show … chill out … cut back your Ritalin and increase your Zoloft … you are feeling emotions too much again.

  • Conspicuous Ninja

    First off. Chord Overstreet didn’t want to return. That isn’t the producer’s fault. They said they planned on a relationship between Sam and Mercedes, but because Chord left they had to scrap the idea. Yes, they could go down the interracial route. They probably should. But does it really matter? Besides Tina and Artie were together for awhile, remember? Maybe instead of focussing on the race of the characters, you should focus on their personalities. If Mercedes and ‘Marcus’ hit it off, who cares if they’re both the same race? Rachel and Finn hit it off, and they’re the same race. Noone’s complaining about that.
    Quite frankly. Why are people complaining about Quinn not getting enough screen time? The majority of Season 1 focussed on her pregnancy. Give the other characters a turn. Quinn annoys me, personally. Her characters is so shallow.
    I’m probably biased, because I love Darren Criss, but I loved his character. The Warbler’s made Season 2 for me. If they didn’t come into it, and an album by them didn’t come out, I would’ve given up on Season 2 a long time ago.

  • rebecca

    @Conspicuous Ninja: i dont think chord wanted to leave (based on his tweets), and besides the story of brad was just one sided.. we haven’t heard chord’s side… just saying though..

  • clamity

    okay just coz mercedes is over weight does not mean she cant get with a guy like sam i thought RM didnt like stereotypes wasnt this show about overcoming the stereotypes ? sorry i think they should focus on developing the characters who are already on the show and as for the girl we dont need another Quinn fabray on the show couldnt they come up with something more original i am NOT IMPRESSED!

  • emily h

    @Conspicuous Ninja: missing the entire point

  • towanda

    mercedes my favorite character on glee . she needs better than this guy.

  • millie

    I love Mercedes so much And i really wanted her and Sam together. Therefore first of all am beyond sad that he’s leaving(fyi, i think his decision to leave had alot to do wth the fact that they didnt develop his character at all. He just sat there saying and doin nothing most of the time) anyway the producers need to rethink their storyline. There are so many pple that could be mercedes’s love interests….even one of the warblers.#justsaying.

  • Tres

    Chord didn’t want to leave, he got fired and promised a guest star spot. He said no to that.

  • tg

    Glee season 2 started off crappy. For me, when Blaine (Darren Criss) first appeared and say the ever dreamy line, “the Warblers are like rockstars”, and then followed that with the awesome ‘Teenage Dream’ performance I was interested again. The Warblers are the true champions of season 2. People complain about the random songs and moments with the Warblers but that’s the only reason I kept watching. That is besides the point, in every show new characters will be introduced and taken away…its how entertainment is/works. I think everyone needs to chill out and give the newbies a chance. Who knows maybe come season 4 everyone will be wanting more of these new guys. And for the record…Darren and the Warblers can put out as many albums and be on the show forever and I would still watch for my Dalton boys!! Pavarotti would have wanted it that way. :)

  • paula pielman

    They’re adding a ghost to the cast of Glee? I can just see a tie, a sweater and a greasy forehead. Is this a joke, Jared?

  • India

    I know everyone want them to develop the characters already on the show, but they’re going to have to leave soon since they are mostly juniors and seniors in high school. I doubt the writers are going to hold Finn or Rachel back a grade, so they have to start new story lines where these fall off. New characters are going to start coming in whether we like it or not…

  • Alec

    Bringing on new pleople? Are you effin kiddig me! WHAT HAPPENED TO “THE WINNER OF TYE GLEE PROJECT WILL BE FEATURED AS MERCEDES’S LOVE INTEREST ON THE SHOW AFTERWARDS” HUH?! Idiots. Maybe they thought Samuel – the spoiled winner – wouldn’t look good with her? Bleh. They could have at lease braught in Marissa from TGP instead of casting new peeps. Girl is talented.

  • Chu

    Doesn’t Chord refuse his recurring offer on the show? That is the reason why Sam can’t be on the show. Unless they replace the person who portrays Sam.

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  • fkjsdlkfjd

    why are we judging this guy based on his appearance and race? we don’t even know his character yet

  • Majeda

    @Sara goodnes! You are SO right! I’m black and I like white guys it’s like come on that’s tacky! I know Sam’s leaving and all but you could have paired her up with someone else not nessesarily white, but maybe someone slimmer she deserves a Sam Evans or Puckerman kinds lookin’ guy!! Don’t give her a black over weight guy just beacuse that’s her status! But anywho love Glee, loving the fresh new faces and can’t wait to see Samuel Larson and Damien mwah!
    And finchel eeeeep! <3
    P.S. btw @Chus yeah he declined the offer for a main role in Season 3 cus he supposely wasn’t satisfied with the pay :(

  • http://@dancecnw817 Rachel Kahan

    I totally agree that the main characters are the best and they should really continue to focus on them… but you haven’t even seen the other people yet. They could be amazing, and your judging them just because they are new. When Blaine came in, he was unbelievable, so you never know what these people could bring to glee though. I do agree with the point of inter racial dating though. It is non-excistant and it should be. But there is NOTHING the producers could do to make me stop watching. I plan my whole life around Tuesdays at 8 so I can watch glee. I have Mark Salling posters in my room! The show will still be the best show ever to be brought to television, so there is no reason why ANYONE should be complaining. GET PUMPED 4 TUESDAY!!!!!

  • http://@dancecnw817 Rachel Kahan

    o and they should have brought back Marissa from TGP. She was ah-mazing beyond belief and she worked sooo well with Samuel