TVLine spoke to an insider, who clarified the situation: "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."
In fact, the 'Glee' crew is planning for his return. "He and his reps have been told that he is welcome back to 'Glee,'" the insider said, "and everyone hopes he will show up on August 10 when filming begins."
Though frequent guest stars Darren Criss and Harry Shum Jr. were signed on as regulars for season 3, New Directions member Ashley Fink will keep her status as recurring guest star in the fall, like Overstreet.
TVLine's insider also pointed out that just because Overstreet won't be a regular in September doesn't mean he won't be promoted during the season. After all, it took Shum two seasons to get his current position.
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