The Final Verdict is in on Naya Rivera’s Return for the Final Season of Glee

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It’s the Naya Rivera news all fans have been waiting for — after much speculation, including reports that the 27-year-old actress was fired by FOX, the young woman who portrays Santana Lopez WILL return for the sixth and final season of Glee. But wait, there’s a catch…

According to TVLine, Naya “will be billed as a recurring guest star and not as a series regular.” This is reportedly a change she requested and the producers of the TV show honored. E! Online adds, “Naya wants to have more time to explore her music and other endeavors.”

This news follows the scandals surrounding Naya’s fellow Glee cast members, Chris Colfer and Lea Michele, caused by hackers on Twitter. Chris was allegedly “let go” before the dramedy’s final season, while Lea announced that she was pregnant with a baby boy. Both rumors have since been debunked by reps of the actors and the television series.

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