'Glee': Chord Overstreet is not Kurt's new boyfriend

chord-overstreet-glee-tap-320.jpgOur favorite big-mouthed hot blond quarterback returns in Tuesday's religion-themed episode of "Glee." Thank God... or, as the case may be, thank "Grilled Cheesus."

That'd be Finn's wish-granting grilled cheese sandwich, FYI.

Sam ( Chord Overstreet) will make an appearance on the football field, and let's just say he's not exactly having a good time out there.

Now, we know who won't be consoling him after his very bad day.

Though rumors swirled in the TV off-season that Overstreet would play Kurt's ( Chris Colfer) new boyfriend, executive producer Ryan Murphy puts the gossip to rest in a chat with EOnline. "It's not Chord," he says. "It's definitely not Chord."

This leaves the door open for Darren Criss, who is joining the cast as a gay student in a rival glee club. (Moment of silence for Jesse St. James, please.) "Darren has a major, major arc," Murphy says. "He sort of becomes Kurt's mentor and then maybe love--he had to leave his own school because of bullying and goes to an all-boys academy and finds acceptance because that school has a no-bullying, zero-tolerance policy. So Kurt really admires him and respects him. He plays someone who's one year older than Chris' character, so he's the old pro."

This week, as homophobia and bullying have been pushed to the forefront of our conscience, that storyline resonates particularly well.

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