‘Glee’ Season 4 New Characters: Will They Recapture the Magic of Season 1? (GALLERY)

Crystal Bell / September 13, 2012

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Happy Season 4 premiere day, Gleeks!

In tonight’s premiere episode, a few new characters make their Glee debut, including Marley (Melissa Benoist), Kitty (Becca Tobin), Jake (Jacob Artist) and Brody (Dean Geyer). When Celebuzz got a sneak peek of the episode, however, we couldn’t help but feel like we’ve seen these characters before.

These Season 4 newbies are practically carbon copies of some of our favorite McKinley graduates. Marley might as well be known as Rachel 2.0 — or better yet, “The New Rachel” (as tonight’s episode is titled).

Click on the gallery above for a serious dose of déjà vu. And read on for some fresh Season 4 spoilers.

What else can you expect in Glee’s fourth season? Rachel (Lea Michele) is struggling to find her place at NYADA — and to keep her relationship with Finn (Cory Monteith) intact.

“Rachel, in the first few episodes, is really always thinking about Finn. She is all about Finn. That’s where her head is at,” Michele told E! Online. “And this guy Brody just kind of keeps sort of popping up a little bit. He’s interested, so we’ll see where it goes.”

It might go further than Finchel fans want it to. But Rachel and Finn’s future as a couple isn’t the only relationship in danger this season.  TV Line recently chatted with Glee executive producer Brad Falchuk, who revealed that none of Glee couples is safe in Season 4. “All of the core relationships are tested,” he said, previewing the fourth episode in the season, titled “The Break-Up.”

Back at McKinley, some of the show’s more dormant characters finally get their time to shine now that the glee club’s power players have moved on. Look out for some key scenes between New Directions’ new Fierce Five — Artie (Kevin McHale), Blaine (Darren Criss), Brittany (Heather Morris), Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) and Unique (Alex Newell).

Glee kicks off its fourth season on Sept. 13 at 9 PM on FOX.