Chord Overstreet Returning To 'Glee'; Ryan Murphy Confirms

10/24/2011 01:18 pm ET | Updated Dec 24, 2011

It's official gleeks, McKinley hottie Sam Evans is headed back to the choir room -- or is he?

Chord Overstreet has signed up for a multi-episode arc on the show, and might be back on the air sooner than you might think. Sam Evans is set to reunite with the glee club in December.

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

So Murphy has confirmed Chord Overstreet's return to the fledgling musical comedy, but he has yet to announce how his character Sam will return. In the Season 3 premiere episode, Mercedes explained that Sam's dad had found a job in another city and therefore, had moved away.

Now gleeks are left wondering why Sam Evans would return to McKinley. Maybe Shelby recruits Sam for her new McKinley glee club? Could Mercedes and Sam give Rachel and Finn a run for their money? Or could Sam pop up as a new Warbler? After all, Glee will be partially heading back to Dalton for a story line involving a new Dalton Warbler falling for Blaine.

Looks like we'll have to wait and see, gleeks.

"Glee" returns Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 8PM ET on FOX.