Well, Ryan Murphy did say Naya Rivera was returning for the final season of Glee!
He just never specified if the saucy Gleek would be returning as a series regular!
That's right, for the sixth and final season of Glee, Santana Lopez will be back as a recurring guest star — GASP!
And the interesting part of it all? It wasn't a network decision, it was actually Naya's request to be billed as a recurring guest star on the final season and the producers agreed to do so.
But don't worry, this decision doesn't mean fans will be seeing a lot less of Naya during the final season!
Former series regulars like Amber Riley and Jenna Ushkowitz have tweaked their Glee contracts before and we've seen them a good amount of times during the previous season!
Here's to hoping we get a pretty good dose of Naya before she leaves our TV screens for good!
[Image via Pacific Coast News.]
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