Credit: Michael Ansell/ABC Television Group ©2011 Disney Photo: Chord Overstreet on ABC's 'The Middle'

Mr. Schue, is that you? Nope! It’s Chord Overstreet sporting some very Will-like attire in his first TV role since recently walking away from Glee. With his McKinley High days behind him, the adorable actor steps into the elementary school halls of ABC’s The Middle, where he plays a (very young) fourth grade teacher.

Credit: Michael Ansell/ABC Television Group ©2011 Disney Photo: Chord Overstreet Films ABC's 'The Middle'

So worry not, Gleeks. While you try to enjoy a Sam-less Glee Season 3 premiere tonight, find solace in the fact that Chord — armed with a closet full of cardigans and the hip teacher’s requisite skinny tie — has found another place in TV land.

Check Chord in his new role on The Middle Wednesday, September 28, 2011.

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