Sources have confirmed, that Naya Rivera will not be returning as a series regular for Glee’s sixth and final season.
Glee insiders said that the reduced status came at Rivera’s request, and the producers obliged to keep her happy.
Naya will be returning for a few episodes though, but it has not been revealed for how many or how long.
Even though many rumours have stated that Naya wanted out of the show, after on-set spat with co-star, Lea Michele. Sources close to the star have revealed that Rivera’s decision to spend less time on the show has nothing to do with the on-set drama.
“Naya wants to have more time to explore her music and other endeavours.”
Naya has been series regular on Glee, since it first started in 2009. The show will have an extended hiatus during its final season, and will return mid season in 2015.