Chord Overstreet will not be returning for the third season of Glee, the show's executive producr Brad Falchuk announced during the show's Comic-Con 2011 panel. [via Deadline.com]
"He decided he would have opportunities elsewhere that he would like to pursue, and we can't force him to work. We told him to go with god," Falchuk said.
Chord was offered a 10 episode deal for Season 3 with the possibility of being signed on as a regular at midseason.
"We wanted him back because we like Chord personally and had some good stories planned for him and with Mercedes (Amber Riley)," Falchuk said.
Brad also announced that Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, and Chris Colfer will not be leaving Glee at the end of season three following their graduation.
"Here's the exact thing: They're seniors. They're graduating. But that doesn't mean they're leaving the show," Brad said. "It was never our intention or plan to let these people go… They are not done with the show after this season."