Naya Rivera is coming back to Glee for its final season, but it’s just not in the way that you might think.
The catch is that Rivera has only signed on for a guest-starring role and will no longer be billed as a series regular. TVLine reports that the request came from Rivera herself.
Rivera’s rep could not be reached, while a Glee spokesperson declined to comment.
Last month, series cocreator Ryan Murphy told TVLine that Glee will return to its old format for its final season.
“We’re working on the last season now, and it really feels like it’s getting back to its roots, which I love,” he shared. “I’m sort of reinvigorated about it. It’s getting back to what I was initially interested in with the show, which was arts in school. The last season is really about the importance of arts education in our high schools… I think people will like it.”