Major and shocking Glee spoilers ahead! By now, we all know that Chord Overstreet will return to Glee to reprise his role as Sam this season. Floating around the internet is a spoiler so random that it will definitely give fans something to chew on for the next two weeks.
Spoilers: Don’t click if you don’t want to know.
Sam is a stripper.
Well…that’s certainly one way to help your family out Sammy. I can’t wait to see his awkward stripper moves. Do you think he’ll wear the gold shorts?
Glee wants Chord Overstreet Back but the choice is his to make. According to TVLine the only thing that’s changed is that he won’t be back as a regular. He will still appear in a recurring role and has been invited back. This contradicts all other reports, including Chord’s own cryptic tweets. Is this just an answer to the fans demanding he return?
While it’s true that he wasn’t promoted to series regular along with co-stars Darren Criss and Harry Shum Jr., an insider has confirmed what TVLine originally reported — he also wasn’t fired and, in fact, is invited to continue on, same as usual, as a recurring player.
“His option to be a series regular was just not picked up at this time,” clarifies the source. “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.”
The insider points out that it took Shum “two years to become a regular,” adding, “If Chord has a great season, which we expect he will, then he will become a regular like Harry, possibly as early as January.”
Hmmm. Was this a publicity stunt?
After news broke that Chord Overstreet wouldn’t be returning to Glee next season, many fans were wondering how and why they would be getting rid of the character. Hollywoodlife lets us know Sam will not be killed off. The writers are hoping to leave the opportunity open for him to return for an episode or two.
Why does he have to leave at all? To make room for The Glee Project winner?
Don’t fret Chord fans! Sources tell us Ryan Murphy won’t allow death to be a factor in Chord departure from the show.
News that Chord Overstreet won’t be a series regular on Glee next season shocked and disappointed his fans, who started a “Don’t Cut the Chord” petition to keep him on the show. We spoke to Glee sources to confirm that Chord will have an opportunity to return in the future. “Ryan Murphy and fellow showrunners won’t kill off the character of Sam,” assures our source. “Death is not an option at all.” Phew!So how will Sam’s absence be explained in the new season. “Nothing has been determined yet,” explains the insider. “I know Ryan would like to keep the door open for Sam to return and reprise his role, even if it’s just as a guest star in one or two episodes.”
A second source confirmed it’s “not even in the thoughts of the writers to kill off Sam” and adds that they are also focusing on “making room for the new character that will temporarily join the cast after winning ‘The Glee Project.’”
I was never a huge fan of Sam or anything but I just think this is so unfair to Chord. He already has a fanbase and I can’t fathom why he HAS to be written out of the show. Perhaps the winner of The Glee Project is a white guy with a guitar but still. Wasn’t Chord younger than the rest of the kids? Couldn’t he have stayed at the school anyway once the others graduated?
What do you think?
It’s a sad day for fans of Trouty Mouth. TVline is reporting that Darren Criss and Harry Shum Jr. have been picked up as regulars for Season 3 of Glee but unfortunately Chord Overstreet was not.
It’s a case of good news/bad news for Glee fans.
First the good: Darren Criss (Blaine) and Harry Shum Jr. (Mike) have officially been upgraded to full-time series regulars, effective this fall with the start of Season 3.
And now for the not so good news…
Chord Overstreet’s series regular option has not been picked up. However, a source close to the show says the actor — who joined the Fox hit last fall in the recurring role of McKinley transfer student Sam Evans — could return as an occasional guest star.
Late Friday, Overstreet issued a cryptic tweet saying, “It’s been a good year. Too bad it’s over. Time for summer and starting fresh.”
Hmm. So does this mean Chord will only show up as often as say..the creepy Jewish kid whose name I can’t remember? Or will he still be appearing in most episodes but just wasn’t upgraded to regular? Ryan Murphy implied that Sam’s character was a junior and would therefor be sticking around longer than the regular cast once they graduate. I have to say, I’m confused. But not entirely heartbroken.