Gleeks rejoice! Mercedes is getting a boo. 

Yolanda Sangweni
Aug, 10, 2011

Gleeks rejoice! Mercedes (Amber Riley) on "Glee" is finally getting a love interest.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Friday Night Lights" star LaMarcus Tinker will join "Glee" as Mercedes' boyfriend in the the fall.

Tinker will play a linebacker on McKinley High's football team.

This new move goes in line with "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy's bid to highlight more of the cast. “I don’t think there’s been enough Amber," he said.

Finally Mercedes doesn't have to be someone's third wheel.

The new season premieres September 20th.