Producers of the Fox musical dramedy were in serious danger of getting slushied by Glee fans when Overstreet’s option to return to Season 3 as a series regular wasn’t picked up last year. And the actor himself told TVLine last summer that he’d declined an invite to recur so he could instead focus on his fledgling music career. But Overstreet apparently changed his mind a few months later, after a brief stint on ABC’s The Middle, and Sam Evans returned to McKinley High and New Directions in December.
Overstreet’s news (first reported by The Hollywood Reporter) follows Fox president Kevin Reilly’s recent announcement that several of Glee’s main stars will only be around part-time in the upcoming season. In addition, as the show moves many of its characters to life after high school, it’s rounding out the cast with new hires including Dean Geyer (Terra Nova) and Jacob Artist (Blue Lagoon: The Awakening).
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