Glee showmaster Ryan Murphy has confirmed that Darren Criss is staying on the show and hinted that he could become Chris Colfer's boyfriend.

Talking with gay male entertainment website, Murphy said Criss, whose performance of Katy Perry's Teenage Dream has become the show's biggest single, has been signed on as a cast regular through season 3 of the Fox musical-comedy hit.

When asked if Criss' character of Blaine, an out and proud student from a rival glee club named the Dalton Academy Warblers, and gay McKinley High student Kurt Hummel, played by Chris Colfer, would become an item, Murphy said he was considering the coupling.

“That I have not decided,” he said. “I want to see what people's reaction to that is. Part of me thinks he should be the boyfriend, part of me thinks he should just be the mentor. I didn't want to decide that until we got into sort of the middle of the season.”

Murphy, however, didn't waver in his commitment to partnering Hummel: “Kurt will definitely get a boyfriend. The question is who will it be and how will it be.”

A second possible boyfriend is Max Adler, who plays Dave Karofsky, Hummel's tormentor on the show. Adler recently suggested there might be romance brewing between the pair.