Credit: Jeff Steinberg/PacificCoastNews Photo: Darren Criss, Chris Colfer, Romy Rosemont, and Mike O'Malley on Set on December 9, 2010

If you were afraid Burt Hummel (Mike O’Malley) could be the mystery Glee character who may die at Regionals, don’t be. Despite having a new Fox comedy pilot set for the fall, star Mike O’Malley says he won’t drop Glee that easily.

“[Burt] is one of the best parts I've ever had in my life," he said to EW. "I don't want to leave it behind until it's run its course or the story has run its course.”

Mike says that he made sure he could stay on Glee before accepting his new part. "I would not have taken this job, as much as I like Family Album, if they prevented me from continuing as Burt Hummel. I would show up to Glee every day. It's a really thrilling place to work."

The reason he can do both shows? The forgiving schedule. "Part of working out this deal was to say that if Family Album gets picked up as a series, I will still be able to do at least six episodes of Glee. That doesn't mean only six episodes. Only [executive producer] Ryan Murphy can ultimately tell you where he wants this to go."

Source: Digital Spy

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