For all of you Naya Rivera fans wondering whether or not the actress would return as Santana for the final season of “Glee,” here is some good news: She’ll be back. However, it is in a different capacity than how she appeared in each of the first five seasons.
According to a new report from TVLine, Rivera asked to be placed on the show as a recurring guest star rather than a regular for season 6. This means that she will have a little more flexibility when it comes to whether or not she can do some other jobs. It’s still an interesting move, given that “Glee” is probably not getting a 22-episode final season in the first place. The reality is that the sixth-season order will most likely be between 10 and 13, and with the show airing either at midseason or in the late spring. The ratings at this point are pretty terrible, and we figure that Fox would not have brought the show back at all had they not committed previously do having a sixth season.
As for who all is returning among the original cast for the final season, Chris Colfer (despite those pesky rumors) and Lea Michele are both locks. Ryan Murphy has already said that all of the original regulars are invited back, so it may just be a matter of scheduling when it comes to getting everyone on board. The season is meant to be a return to the show’s roots, which were all about music education in a small town.
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