Good news, everyone! It turns out, Chord Overstreet might not be out of Glee just yet, and may even be returning to the series full-time, albeit, not as a regular. Basically, after the producers refused to up him to a regular, everyone assumed that Chord would be leaving but SURPRISE! He might actually just be stuck as a recurring member rather than a full-timer.
It was always known that Overstreet had options on his contract to return for a few episodes, but it sounds like the intended future for him at the show is larger than first assumed. TV Line is reporting that Overstreet can continue on in his recurring player role and perhaps then be elevated to the permanent cast. “His option to be a series regular was just not picked up at this time,” a source told TV Line. “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.” SOURCE
Which means that we might get to see where his relationship with Mercedes goes! Woohoo! Thank God too. Sure, Sam kinda got relegated to the margins after he dumped Quinn, but at least Chord can sing and dance and who knows? Now that he and Mercedes are together, they might start getting some real storylines for a change.