We've heard a lot about Mercedes's (Amber Riley) music career on Glee. Now, we're about to meet more of the people who are involved in her professional life. But will this affect her budding romance with Sam (Chord Overstreet)?

Deadline reports that former CSI star Gary Dourdan will be playing D'Shon, Mercedes's record producer, on an upcoming episode of the show. We're not yet sure which Season 5 episode he'll appear in, but we're guessing it happens soon. Gary is busy these days, having also landed a recurring role on the BET show Being Mary Jane. 

We're curious what this will mean for Mercedes's future in NYC. Mercedes managed to convince her record label that she needed to be in the Big Apple for a little while to hone her sound, so it seems that she might get summoned back to Cali soon. 

We're also wondering if this signals the end of Samcedes. It seems unlikely that Mercedes and Sam will continue as a couple if Mercedes is not living in NYC, so we're worried that we'll be seeing a sad parting of ways for them soon. But will Mercedes lose her v-card to Sam before she goes back to L.A.? Hmmm...

Are you excited to see Mercedes working on her album? And do you think she and Sam will have to split up soon?

Source: Deadline