The television series ?Glee? will be returning for its third season in September, but have announced that Chord Overstreet?s contract will not be renewed.
This announcement has come on the heels of a strange post by Overstreet on Twitter, where the 22-year-old actor writes, ?Well it?s been a good year. Too bad its over. Time for summer and starting fresh.?
Overstreet has been kicked to the curb but stars Darren Criss and Harry Shum, Jr. (Blaine and Mike) will be made regulars of the series for this season.
Glee creator Ryan Murphy said cast members Cory Monteith, Lea Michele and Chris Colfer will ?graduate? this year on the show.
?We didn?t want to have a show where they were in high school for eight years,? Murphy told KIIS-FM?s Ryan Seacrest in an interview. ?We really wanted to be true to that experience.?
Murphy said he isn?t trying to get rid of any specific cast members, clarifying his statements to TVLine.
?The show to me is about the way you express yourself as you start to move out into the world as a fresh, young person.� Do we really want to have an eight-year [high school] senior? The only way somebody could stay on the show is if they flunk, and that is always a possibility. I think [Heather Morris' character] Brittany is pulling straight Fs.?
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