updated 07/05/2011 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 07/05/2011 AT 5:00 PM ET
However Overstreet, 22, who plays transfer student Sam Evans on the hit show, may occasionally resurface as a guest star, a source tells TV Line – good news for fans, who will otherwise be left hanging by his character’s storylines.
Loose ends include the Evans family’s homelessness – will they get back on their feet and move out of the hotel? – and Sam’s blooming romance with Mercedes, merely hinted at during the season 2 finale.