6 Awesome Times the Glee Cast Reunited on Television After the Fox Series Ended

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As of March 20, 2017, it will be two years since the series finale of Glee. TWO FREAKIN’ YEARS!!! Though plenty of the Fox TV dramedy’s stars have gone on to bigger and better things, and have even walked down the aisle since, we still can’t help but bring things back to the good ol’ days of musical television. Sigh.

We’ll have you know that, come Monday, the anniversary of the end date of Glee, three of your favorites from the show are reuniting on screen. Coincidence? Probably… but how cool is that?? So, keeping that in mind, we’re looking at six awesome times the Glee cast members reunited on television ever since they left:


When Darren Criss met up with his old pals on their post-Glee series.

Ever since their stints on Glee ended, Grant Gustin (Sebastian Smythe) and Melissa Benoist (Marley Rose) have been doing quite well for themselves, starring on The CW's The Flash and Supergirl, respectively. Their characters, for which the TV series are named, have done the whole crossover thing before... but, for the first time, a third Gleek is joining 'em.

On March 21, you'll get to see Darren Criss (Blaine Anderson) alongside his fellow Warbler and fellow New Directions member once more, as he will portray the DC Comics villain known as the Music Meister.

According to Entertainment Weekly, "After being whammied by the Music Meister, Kara (Melissa Benoist) and Barry (Grant Gustin) find themselves trapped in an alternate reality in which life is like a movie musical. The only way to wake up? Follow the Meister's script till the end."

Photo: The CW

When Supergirl brought another two back together on screen.

Before Melissa Benoist's marriage to former Glee co-star Blake Jenner (Ryder Lynn) came to a crashing halt at the end of 2016, he appeared on a couple episodes of her series, Supergirl. He portrayed Adam Foster, "a handsome stranger from Cat Grant’s (Calista Flockhart) past whose arrival in National City tests Kara and Cat's relationship like never before. At the same time, Adam and Kara form a very unexpected connection." That's how TVLine put it at the time.

Photo: CBS

And when Shadowhunters shot two Glee actors to stardom.

To call Kat McNamara a Glee actor is pretty generous. (She appeared on one episode as Bunhead #1.) Harry Shum Jr. (Mike Chang), on the other hand, was, at one point, a series regular.

Nevertheless, they both found their calling, starring as two of the leading characters on Freeform's Shadowhunters.

Photo: Freeform

That time Lea Michele linked back up with her former dentist.

Lea Michele (Rachel Berry) was the heart and soul of Glee, so you can bet that when series creator Ryan Murphy came up with another teen television show, Scream Queens, he brought Lea along for the ride.

Of course, that's not the only person he borrowed (and can never return) from the former hit — he took John Stamos (Emma's husband and the students' dentist, Dr. Carl Howell), as well as James Earl (Azimio), too.

Photo: Instagram (@johnstamos)

Speaking of Ryan Murphy...

He's also responsible for stealing Glee stars for American Horror Story. Not only did he round up Jacob Artist (Jake Puckerman) for the latest season of AHS, Roanoke, but he put together a great package of Glee talent on the season prior, Hotel.

Darren Criss appeared on a couple episodes; two episodes that featured his former on-screen brother, Matt Bomer (Cooper Anderson)! Unfortunately, Darren got the boot before they ever got to reunite on the small screen.

You know who did get as much AHS: Hotel air time as Matt, though? Cheyenne Jackson, who portrayed Dustin Goolsby, the coach of Vocal Adrenaline.

Photo: WENN

But, wait, there's still one more Ryan Murphy gift to acknowledge.

Along with Matt Bomer, Ryan Murphy included Jonathan Groff (Jesse St. James) in his made-for-TV movie, The Normal Heart. Sadly, the story did not end well for either of their characters.

Photo: HBO

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