Glee Season 3: Chord Overstreet Out, Darren Criss In!

Posted Saturday July 2, 2011 3:42 PM GMT

Following comments "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy made about a possible cast reinvention, the show has decided to not renew Chord Overstreet's contract for season three.

Showing his disappointment over the decision, the 22-year-old took to his Twitter yesterday (July 1), writing, "Well its been a good yr too bad its over, time for summer and starting fresh."

However, transfer student Sam Evans (Overstreet) could make a return to McKinley High with occasional guest appearances.

Meanwhile, according to TV Line, Darren Criss and Harry Shum, Jr. - who play Blaine and Mike - have officially been upgraded to series regulars.

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