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The Glee Project’s Damian McGinty Won’t Be Returning To Glee

July 16, 2012 02:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson

Sad day. The Glee Project winner and teenage heartthrob Damian McGinty won’t be back for a second season on Glee. This is unfortunate news for anyone who has enjoyed seeing Damian play Rory, the Irish exchange student, or, according to Brittany, McKinley’s very own leprechaun. Why is Damian being shown the door? And who will replace him? Keep reading to find out!

You’d think that having half of New Directions graduating would be enough to sufficiently mix up the cast. But Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk intends to “repopulate the choir room.” And that means chucking Glee Project winner Damian McGinty. While chatting with Zap2It before the Comic-Con Glee panel, Falchuk dropped the devastating news: “Damian is not back this year.”

So, who exactly is in line to “repopulate” New Directions? Obviously, this season’s Glee Project winner will score a role, since earning a spot on Glee constitutes the whole premise of the reality show.  Falchuk speculates that fellow Glee Project alums Alex Newell and Samuel Larsen might also come back, although he maintains “there are no guarantees about that.” Additionally, casting director Robert Ulrich will be seeking out some new talent. According to Falchuk, Ulrich is hoping to cast “some new people to bring in there because the idea is obviously always to keep that part of the show vibrant, fresh…we have really good options.” Falchuk adds that, with all the new talent available, Robert Ulrich’s “perpetually got his work cut out for him. He’s the hardest working casting director on the Earth.”

There could be a million amazing new singers on Glee and we’d still be sad to see Damian McGinty go. The guy’s got talent though, so he should have no trouble building a successful career in show business.

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