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Chord Overstreet is leaving 'Glee' and 'starting fresh'

July 2, 2011 |  1:28 pm

Chord Overstreet is leaving "Glee"

Chord Overstreet is out of the “Glee” club. The recurring guest star, whose character Sam Evans transferred to William McKinley High School last season, was not asked back as a series regular.

"Well its been a good yr too bad its over," he tweeted on Friday. "Time for summer and starting fresh."

Without giving a reason for the dismissal, a Fox rep confirmed the news to People. However, TV Line reports Overstreet may appear from time to time as a guest star.

Things aren't all bad for Overstreet. He is obviously feeling the love from fans, posting on Twitter, "i have the coolest fans hands down!!!! i love you all!!" and it looks like "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" director Jon M. Chu is keeping the actor in mind for future projects, writing, "u r a classy dude and talented as heck! Can't wait to work with you one day."

Castmates Darren Criss and Harry Shum Jr., who are in Ireland with Overstreet this week as part of the "Glee" tour, received better news on Friday. Criss' character Blaine and Shum Jr.'s Mike will be back in the fall as series regulars.

In addition to Overstreet’s departure, the entire "Glee" cast (aside from the high school staff) will be getting pink slips at the end of the third season when their characters graduate.

Think of them as diplomas.

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-- Emily Christianson

Photo: Chord Overstreet at the "Glee" Season 2 premiere party in Hollywood on Sept. 7, 2010.
Credit: Greg DeGuirre / Fox

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