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Exclusive Video: Glee Cast Talks New Romance, Old Rivalries and Dark Twists: 'I Die This Year'

Glee Lea Michele Season 4 InterviewGlee‘s new season kicks off tonight (Fox, 9/8c), and TVLine hit the show’s splashy premiere event Wednesday with one goal in mind: to get as much scoop on Year 4 as humanly possible — even if said scoop involves the “death” of a beloved character.

The show’s best dad ever, Mike O’Malley, dropped a (faux) bombshell when he revealed what good ol’ Burt will be up to while Kurt is in New York pursuing his dreams. “I die this year,” the actor deadpanned. “If [Kurt’s] in New York, I don’t have anymore episodes. [Burt’s] in Ohio or Washington; I have no reason to go to New York.”

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So, there you have it, folks: Burt Hummel, “killed” by lack of airtime… for now, anyway.

Lea Michele, meanwhile, talked up Rachel’s “unpredictable” relationship with NYADA standout Brody (played by Dean Geyer) — intel that may not sit well with ‘Finchel’ fans — while Glee newbies Melissa Benoist and Becca Tobin took some time to introduce themselves to their growing Gleek following.

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And that’s just the start of the spoilerage! Press PLAY below for more Glee goodness, including news on Puck and his baby bro, the identity of Blaine’s new bestie and some fun Sue and Will rivalry talk.