'Glee': Kristin Chenoweth 'gets' Ryan Murphy's season 3 guest star ban
"I think he's trying to get his show back," Chenoweth tells Zap2it. "I think he's trying to really concentrate on his characters. I actually understand that. I get it. People want to see those characters."
The show did get some criticism during its recently-wrapped second season for putting too much emphasis on guest stars (like Chenoweth and Gwyneth Paltrow) and tribute shows to specific musicians rather than on the show's cast of regular characters.
Murphy -- who wrote the first two seasons with co-producers Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan -- hired a writing staff of six for season three in what is clearly a bid to beef up the stuff between the song and dance numbers.
Still, if ever a guest star fit in, it was Chenoweth. Sadly, it looks like we won't see her back at McKinley High for at least one season.
"Of course it's a bummer for me because I love April Rhodes," says Chenoweth. "But he needs to get his show back, so I get why he's doing that.
Not that she isn't busy anyway. Chenoweth is busy promoting her first country album, 'Some Lessons Learned,' which is scheduled for a Sept. 13 release. She's also psyched about her just-picked-up show, "Good Christian Belles." The dramedy, which stars Leslie Bibb as a "mean girl" forced to return to her Texas hometown after her marriage fails, debuts on ABC this fall.