It's confirmed: Naya Rivera will return for season six of Glee... sort of.
The 27-year-old actress, who plays Santana Lopez on the FOX comedy, will return as a "recurring guest star."
E! News reports that Rivera asked producers to be removed as a series regular, and she will now return to the show on a recurring basis for an undisclosed number of episodes.
Several weeks ago, sources reported that Rivera was fired after an on-set spat with co-star Lea Michele. Although those rumors were proven to be untrue, Rivera decided to take a step back from the show that made her famous.
"Naya wants to have more time to explore her music and other endeavors," a source close to the actress told E!
The final season of Glee airs on FOX in 2015. Will you be watching?