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'Glee': Artie Picks a Star in New Season 4 Premiere, Cast Shots (Photos)

Melissa Benoist also makes her debut as the newest member of McKinley's New Directions, plus who's missing in the cast photos?

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"Glee"

Glee's Season 4 premiere is less than three weeks away and Fox has just released the first batch of images from the Sept. 13 episode.

PHOTOS: 'Glee' Season 4 in Pictures

In "The New Rachel," Artie is tasked by his peers with selecting New Directions' next glee club star as Unique (Glee Project's Alex Newell), Brittany (Heather Morris), Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) and Blaine (Darren Criss) struggle with the loss of Rachel (Lea Michele) and company.

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Elsewhere, Will begins to repopulate his club when he introduces Marley (Melissa Benoist) to the gang, while Rachel comes face to face with her newest NYADA dance instructor, Cassandra (Kate Hudson).

PHOTOS: 'Glee' Season 4 Cast Portraits

Check out the episodic photos in THR's Glee Season 4 in Pictures gallery, which will be updated throughout the season. In addition, check out the individual cast photos of everyone from new addition Becca Tobin as Cheerio Kitty, Naya Rivera sans uniform and a Mohawk-free Mark Salling as Puck. Hit the comments with your thoughts on where Quinn (Dianna Agron) and Emma (Jayma Mays) are.

Glee's fourth season returns at 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, on Fox.

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