8:51am PT by Lesley Goldberg
TCA 2012: 'Glee' Adds Pair for Season 4
Fox's Glee has enlisted two new faces for Season 4.
Dean Geyer and Jacob Artist will join the musical dramedy as series regulars, the network announced early Monday at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour in Beverly Hills.
Geyer, whose credits include Australia's Neighbours, will play Brody Weston, an upperclassman who meets Lea Michele's incoming NYADA freshman Rachel in New York.
Artists for his part will play Puck's (Mark Salling) younger brother who has his sibling's bad streak and tries out for New Directions but whose attitude could derail his chances of following in his brother's footsteps.
Producers said at Comic-Con earlier this month that the series would be looking to repopulate the choir room in the wake of Rachel, Finn, Kurt and company's graduation.
In addition to his Aussie TV credits, Geyer was a contestant on Australian Idol and previously guest starred on Fox's short-lived Terra Nova.
Artist, meanwhile, starred on Lifetime's TV movie Blue Lagoon: The Awakening.
Meanwhile, Fox entertainment topper Kevin Reilly told The Hollywood Reporter following his executive session that should the dual location format of Season 4 prove successful, he's not interested in revisiting talk of a New York-set spinoff.
"I don't think we're going to do a spinoff," he said. "The idea is to compact. At one point we talked about it, I want the show to be vibrant and that's why we decided to compact it into the show itself. I love the idea of doing a spinoff within the show but I don't anticipate a spinoff."
Artist is repped by APA and David Dean Management; Geyer is with APA and Management 360.
Glee's fourth season premieres in its new night and time slot on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 9 p.m.