SDCC 2011: ‘Glee’ Favorites Aren’t Leaving, Chord Overstreet Quits

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Chord Overstreet GleeOn the last day of Comic-Con, a few folks from Glee stopped by the San Diego Convention Center to chat about their little show and drop a few knowledge bombs. It turns out fan favorites Rachel Berry (Lea Michele), Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith), and Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer) aren’t leaving the show…they’re just graduating and leaving McKinley High. They’ll still be on the show, just like we all assumed they would. The bombshell however, is that after weeks of assurance from Ryan Murphy saying he’s sure Sam (Chord Overstreet) will show up on campus when shooting starts, Overstreet actually won’t be returning to the hit show.

According to Brad Falchuck, they offered Overstreet a 10-episode deal with the idea that he’d become a series regular at midseason, but the actor declined. While there are undoubtedly some Sam fans out there, this may actually be good for the show. After all, too many beefcakes in the Glee club makes for trouble — and not the fun kind, just the annoying musical chairs of dating kind. Of course, this also means that Mercedes little secret romance with the blondie is probably kaput come season 3. Poor Mercedes.

“We wanted him back because we like Chord personally and had some good stories planned for him and with Mercedes. He decided he would have opportunities elsewhere that he would like to pursue, and we can’t force him to work, so we wished him well,” said Falchuck.

Source: TV Line

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