Actor Darren Criss has been signed on as a full-time series regular on the Fox musical-comedy Glee, but Chord Overstreet has been dropped, reported.

Criss plays out-and-proud Dalton Academy Warbler lead vocalist Blaine Anderson, who is currently dating gay William McKinley High School student Kurt Hummel, played by Chris Colfer.

Overstreet,whose father is country music songwriter Paul Overstreet, joined the cast in season 2 to play “trouty-mouth” choir member Sam Evans.

“Well its been a good yr too bad its over,” the 22-year-old Overstreet tweeted on Friday. “Time for summer and starting fresh.”

Later, Overstreet, who is currently on the Glee Live Tour, messaged: “getting close to the end of the tour, can't wait to start working on my album when i get home!! im gonna go full on!”

Ironically, Overstreet was originally recruited to play the part of Kurt's boyfriend, but producers altered plans and paired Sam up with cheerleader Quinn, played by Diana Agron.

Criss' debut performance singing a cover of Katy Perry's Teenage Dream became one of the show's biggest hits.