Just in case there was any further confusion on the status for a few select “Glee” cast members, it has now been made official — everyone who is a series regular for the show’s third season will return in some capacity in the fall, though they may not be in every episode:
The news comes courtesy of executive producer Ryan Murphy, who told Vulture in a new interview that this decision comes after a lengthy meeting with the show’s cast earlier this year:
“We had a meeting, and you know we’ve become like a family, and I said to them, ‘Anybody who wants to stay on the show will stay on the show’ … They’re all coming back. Anyone who is a regular is coming back. Everyone said yes.”
“… It doesn’t mean everyone will be doing 22 episodes, but everyone wants to stay in our family and our world … I wanted to make sure those actors know that if they want to have a home, they have a home. If they want to explore new and different things while also having a home, that is also an option.”
As for who is included in Murphy’s statement, it means that we will see everyone from Dianna Agron to Mark Salling to Matthew Morrison back for another go. However, this does still mean that the future for some recurring stars — such as Damian McGinty (Rory), Vanessa Lengies (Sugar), and Dot-Marie Jones (Coach Beiste) — is still in question moving forward. Realistically, they could all still return to McKinley High, but the question at this point is just how much time the show is really going to have on all of these original characters when you remember that there will be a whole new world in New York City to explore.
Do you think everyone coming back is a good thing, or is it risky when you remember that the show is already a bit overstuffed?