But now it's time for the good news!
Marley, Jake, Kitty, Ryder, and Unique (AKA Melissa Benoist, Jacob Artist, Becca Tobin, Blake Jenner, and Alex Newell) have all been promoted to series regulars!
Looks like the New Directions are going to be especially new this year! The youngins' may not be new to our musical hearts, but the sound without the vets' vocal chords sure will be!
Obviously we're still looking forward to the songs of New York-based Rachel (AKA Lea Michele) the most. Thankfully some vets are left! ;)