Gleeks couldn't believe their ears when just two weeks ago, Glee creator Ryan Murphy said that Lea Michele's, Cory Monteith's, and Chris Colfer's characters Rachel, Finn, and Kurt would not be returning to the show when their characters graduate at the end of season three in May 2012. "I felt that it would be great to have an open and closed experience for them to go out while they were on top," Ryan said.
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But on Sunday at Comic-Con, co-creator and executive producer Brad Falchuk said that even though they are leaving McKinley High, it doesn't necessarily mean that their characters will be gone for good. "They're seniors, they're graduating, but just because they're graduating doesn't mean they're leaving the show," Brad said. He reminded fans that Lea, Cory, and Chris are still under contract.
Brad also confirmed to fans that Chord Overstreet will not be returning to the show in season three. Chord was offered a reoccurring guest starring role but "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."
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