Interesting development about the loss of Chord Overstreet (Sam) from Glee. It might not actually be a loss — that is, if Chord doesn’t want it to be. Scoopster Michael Ausiello reports that producers actually want the blond-haired star back on the show, just not as a regular cast member.
“If Chord wants to appear on Glee, the choice is his,” says a show source. ”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 source adds, “If Chord has a great season, which we expect he will, then he will become a regular like Harry [Shum Jr.]” — who, the insider notes, waited 2 years to be promoted — “possibly as early as January.”
So, like we said: interesting. Someone should tell those fans. Or Chord for that matter. On the day the news broke, the actor tweeted, “It’s been a good year. Too bad it’s over. Time for summer and starting fresh,” which makes us wonder... Does Chord want to move on and, say, pursue music full time? Or are the Glee folks just backtracking to lessen the fan uproar?
What do you think, Gleeks? It seems that a character who had such a big part in Season 2 should be worthy of series regular status. And though nothing is guaranteed in Hollywood, Darren Criss (Blaine) bypassing him in the Glee rankings in much less time's gotta burn a little.
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