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Glee Exclusive: Season 4 Premiere Title Hints at Major Shift For [Spoiler]

GleeIt may be just three words long but the title of Glee‘s Sept. 13 opener speaks volumes about the Season 4 trajectory of a certain returning character.

Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that the the Fox hit will kick off its new season this fall with an episode titled, “The New Rachel.”

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At Comic-Con over the weekend, exec producer Brad Falchuk confirmed that Lea Michele’s newly-single, college-bound character would encounter some growing pains in the Big Apple. “She’s starting fresh,” he previewed, “[with] the challenges of New York and being there alone.”

Making matters worse will be the arrival of special guest star Kate Hudson as her new instructor at NYADA. “[Her teaching philosophy is] one based on negative reinforcement,” teased Falchuk. “Rachel has to get used to that.”