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    Chord Overstreet Is Leaving Glee

    Credit: People

    Come fall, not everyone will be making their way back to William McKinley High School.

    Chord Overstreet, who joined Glee last season as recurring guest star and transfer student Sam Evans, will not be a series regular for season three, a rep for Fox confirms to PEOPLE.

    "Well its been a good yr too bad its over," the actor, 22, Tweeted Friday, seemingly alluding to his diminished role on the show. "Time for summer and starting fresh."

    The rep did not disclose the reason for the decision, but Overstreet might make his way back to the Glee gang as an occasional guest star, a source close to the show tells TV Line, which first reported the news.

    So who got the green light for season 3?

    Darren Criss, who plays Warbler crooner Blaine, and Harry Shum Jr., who plays dancing machine Mike, were both upgraded to full-time series regulars this fall.

    The casting news comes on the heels of a recent promise from creator Ryan Murphy that some of the show's main characters would graduate by the end of season three.

    "We didn't want to have a show where they were in high school for eight years," Murphy told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show last month.

    Thanks so much Dave!!!!

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    Ryan Murphy really has no qualms about running this show into the ground!

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    Apparently he is not actually leaving, he just wasn't promoted to being a main cast member, which means that, unless he quits, he will be back on the show in the same way that he has been so far.

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    Following the recent news that recurring Glee cast member Chord Overstreet wasn’t not being promoted to regular status there was a bit of an uproar among fans. TV Line spoke with an inside to get some answers over Overstreet’s status and learned Overstreet is in no way fired from the show. Should he choose to return he will have the same status he had during Season 2, recurring. “His option to be a series regular was just not picked up at this time,” says the insider “If Chord wants to appear on Glee, the choice is his. The Glee writers like his Sam character, and have plans to write for him. He and his reps have been told that he is welcome back to Glee, and everyone hopes he will show up on August 10 when filming begins.”

    It doesn’t get any clearer than that. If Overstreet wants to be made a regular in the future, he needs to stick with the show and make himself indispensible. It’s not surprising he wasn’t promoted right away. Harry Shum Jr. has been on the show since the first season and is only now being made a regular. Sometimes you have to put the time in to really earn that extra status. With the entire fan outcry, I can’t imagine Overstreet not returning. He’s popular and that alone should motivate him to go back for Season 3. Overstreet’s Sam is only 16 years old, so once the current cast members graduate, they are going to need new regulars and Overstreet will be there waiting.
    I really hope he does come back, because i think his character has a lot of potential. Not that i trust Ryan Murphy will do anything about that. Bottom line, Sam is a cast member who can actually sing, and sing well, and has a good backstory (from what i can tell from the 10 seconds they spent on that), and yet they promote fucking Mike Chang? He is easily the worst character on the whole show, and he CAN'T EVEN SING! He might be a talented dancer, but he just annoys the shit out of me.

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    Yayayayayay!!!!! So glad Chord didn't get booted from the show. Samcedes better live on.


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