'Glee' Stars Then & Now Because Heading Into Season 6 The Cast Has Really, Really Changed

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It’s hard to believe that Glee is starting Season 6 — its final season — mid-year, and all of our favorite ex-students at McKinley High School will soon be fading memories (cue Kurt singing the popular song from Cats). Glee began airing in 2009, and a lot has changed since the first season started on Fox. The Glee cast has grown up, they’ve matured, they’ve fought — we may never really know what happened between Naya Rivera and Lea Michele — they’ve had children, and they’ve lost one of their own.

Because it is almost time for the show’s final season, it seems only right that they return to their roots and really focus around McKinley High School, or more specifically, the glee club, which initially brought the group of misfits together. It is already known that Rachel will return to McKinley after a failed television career, and we are also promised that old series regulars, like Puck and Quinn, will return as guest stars on the show.

As an homage to the show's legacy — because even if it has fallen off the wagon a little in the recent seasons, it still paved the way for shows of its kind — let’s look back at the cast from the beginning of the show, and now.

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