Back in July we learned the somewhat surprising news that Chord Overstreet was essentially fired from his role on Glee amid reports that series creator Ryan Murphy was trying to shakeup the show. Shortly after Overstreet’s ousting, it was reported that series lead actors Lea Michele, Chris Colfter and Cory Monteith would be phased off the show after the end of season 3 … but that decision was quickly reversed after fans cried foul. Today we learn that the decision to axe Chord has also been reversed because new reports claim that he will be brought back to the show. Clearly, Overstreet was missed … so he’s coming back, y’all.
Trouty Mouth is getting reeled back in! Three months after his high profile departure from Glee, Chord Overstreet is in final talks to return to the show on a recurring basis, TVLine has learned exclusively. Assuming the deal closes — and I’m told it definitely will — Overstreet will reprise his role as the sweet, sculpted Sam beginning with this season’s eighth episode (tentatively scheduled to air in early December). “We missed Chord and Chord missed us,” says a source close to the show. “It’s a win-win.” Glee made headlines over the summer when word leaked that the show opted not to pick up Overstreet’s series regular option for Season 3. Producers invited him back on a recurring basis, but he declined. “They offered me the chance to come back for a few episodes, but there was nothing guaranteed so I decided to dive into the music thing,” he told TVLine in August. “And that’s been my main priority the past two months.” It’s unclear how Sam will be reintroduced — we learned in the premiere that he moved out of state with his family — or what his return will mean for exes Quinn and Mercedes.
Yeah, this sounds like the right thing to do. I don’t know that there were very many people happy with the news that Chord had gotten the boot. Of all the people on that show they could’ve axed, he seemed the least likely candidate. I’m guessing that the fans had something to do with the decision to bring him back on the show. As for how they will reintroduce him, well, that won’t be a problem. It’ll be fun to have Sam and his pouty trout mouth back on Glee, don’t you think? I’m sure he is THRILLED to have his job back :)