January 21, 2017

Darren Criss is upgraded to regular cast on “Glee”

HollywoodNews.com: I’m both happy and sad about this bit of news about the Glee cast.

The oh-so talented and appealing Darren Criss has been promoted from recurring character to full-fledged episode meaning we will see even more of his gay character of Blaine in the show’s third season. Blaine is involved in a relationship with Kurt (Chris Colfer) and my guess is he will be transferring to McKinley High and join their Glee club.

Very smart of Glee to nab the full-time services of Criss who is a breakout star and one of the strongest singers on the show. He is a major S-T-A-R in the same way as Lea Michele is.

Sadly, the adorable Chord Overstreet, who plays the blond and beautiful singing jock Sam, has been dropped as a recurring character. For a time, it seemed that Sam was the new Big Man on Campus and casting a shadow over Finn (Cory Montieth) but by the end of last season, his character’s family was living in a motel and he was in serious need of a haircut. The character had originally been written as a love interest for Kurt but writers changed direction and made Sam straight because of Chord’s chemistry with co-star Diana Agron who plays cheerleader Quinn. But that on-screen romance quickly fizzled after a very sweet start.

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  • July 3, 2011 | Permalink |

    I’m so happy for Darren! I had been hoping to see him make series regular, but I’m sad for Chord. Harry Shum Jr. has also been promoted to series regular, by the way, which I’m also excited about. 😀

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