Chord Overstreet Returning to Glee

Entertainment Oct. 24, 2011 AT 10:53AM
Chord Overstreet Returning to Glee Credit: FOX

Brace yourselves, Gleeks: Chord Overstreet is coming back to Glee!

Three months after Fox did not renew Overstreet's contract as a series regular, show co-creator Ryan Murphy confirmed the actor will re-assume his role as Sam in a multi-episode arc this winter.

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"We love Chord and have always said that we wanted him back," Murphy told Us Weekly in a statement Monday. "So here's an early Christmas present for all the Gleeks -- Sam is coming back to McKinley, and just in time for sectionals!"

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Overstreet, who debuted on the song-and-dance series in season 2 as a football player who transferred to McKinley, is equally as excited to get back to work.

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"I had the best time on Glee and couldn't be more excited to be returning," Overstreet tells Us in a statement.

New episodes of Glee return starting November 1 on FOX.

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