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'Glee' Cast Shake-Up: One Heartthrob Out, Two Promoted to Series Regulars

Date July 01, 2011
Chord Overstreet, 'Glee' Oh, 'Glee' ... you're already on thin ice. You know that. So why are you going to take away one of the fan-favorite castmembers?

TVLine is reporting that Chord Overstreet -- who joined the cast last fall as transfer student and all-around ladies man Sam -- will not be returning as a series regular next season. That means Sam will probably be...

Chord Overstreet, 'Glee' Oh, 'Glee' ... you're already on thin ice. You know that. So why are you going to take away one of the fan-favorite castmembers?

TVLine is reporting that Chord Overstreet -- who joined the cast last fall as transfer student and all-around ladies man Sam -- will not be returning as a series regular next season. That means Sam will probably be transferring out of McKinley for good, although a source did say he could return as a guest star for a few episodes.

Tonight, after receiving the news, Overstreet took to Twitter, saying: "It's been a good year. Too bad it's over. Time for summer and starting fresh."

There is a silver lining to this very dark 'Glee' cloud though: Darren Criss (Blaine) and Harry Shum Jr. (Mike) will now both be full-time series regulars, starting with Season 3 this fall.

All of this news comes right after series co-creator Ryan Murphy talked so openly on Ryan Seacrest's radio show about the majority of the current 'Glee' cast graduating next year to make way for new glee club outcasts.

"I don't think of it in terms of eliminating or replacing," Murphy said. "Because I think the thing about this cast is people love them and they are incredibly talented. They've left sort of an indelible mark."

"The thing that I wanted to do and the cast wanted to do, we didn't want to have a show where they were in high school for eight years. We really wanted it to be true to that experience. We thought it would be really cool if we were true to the timeline."

So Gleeks -- do you agree that everyone has to move on eventually? Or are you angry about Overstreet? Sound off in the comments.

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