Chord Overstreet to Return!!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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. While I suss that out, feel free to speculate in the comments section.

And while you’re there, take a stab at answering this question: Are you happy Sam’s back?!

UPDATED
Fox isn't confirming the deal, but we can still speculate on his comeback until we get more info, right? And our show source also tells us that Overstreet will continue recording his album, which is one of the reasons he passed on Glee's third season.

Back in July, executive producer Brad Falchuck claimed at Comic-Con that Overstreet turned down an invitation to return for season three. "We did invite him back for a portion of the season, to see if being a regular was a possibility," he explained. "But he declined the offer, which we were really disappointed by. We wanted him back because we like Chord personally and had some good stories planned for him and with Mercedes (Amber Riley). He decided he would have opportunities elsewhere that he would like to pursue, and we can't force him to work, so we wished him well."

Perhaps Sam will return and win back Mercedes? Or will he still have feelings for ex-girlfriend Quinn? So many possibilities already!

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