According to TV Line’s Michael Ausiello, not much will change for Overstreet in season three. He just hasn’t been promoted to a series regular like fellow “Glee”-sters Darren Criss and Harry Shum, Jr.
“His option to be a series regular was just not picked up at this time,” a source tells Ausiello. “If Chord wants to appear on ‘Glee,’ the choice is his. 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.”
Whew. Because we were not ready to get all kinds of upset for Mercedes (Amber Riley), who just started dating Sam at the end of season two.