Glee – Season 6 – Naya Rivera downgraded from Series Regular to Recurring Guest Star
TVLine has learned exclusively that Santana’s portrayer — who dodged rumors this spring that her days on the show were numbered — is returning for Season 6.
The small-ish catch: Rivera will be billed as a recurring guest star and not as a series regular — a change I’m told she requested (and the producers honored).
Keep in mind, many a Glee vet has seen his or her contract status tweaked over the years and still maintained an active presence on the show (see also: Amber Riley, Jenna Ushkowitz, etc.).
Rivera’s rep could not be reached, while a Glee spokesperson declined to comment.