When Will Jonathan Groff Return to Glee?

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Following last night's incredible Glee episode, many viewers may still be weeping.

But we urge them to dry their tears in order to read what creator Ryan Murphy has to say about a number of topics, starting with when Jonathan Groff will re-appear on our favorite musical comedy.

"[He] is definitely coming back next year. Next calendar year," Murphy told E! News. "He's not available until January, but he'll be in the back [nine] episodes of this season."

In Honor of Burt

Here are a few other tidbits and spoilers Murphy shared:

On the post-Super Bowl episode: I feel like everyone's already talking about Michael Jackson or Springsteen or Prince, but I want to do something that no one would suspect. Just some random person, I don't know. I have a couple feelers out to several artists, all of whom have said yes - which I never expected, so now I have to choose.

Was Matthew Morrison really gonna shave his head for the Britney episode? That was never seriously going to happen, it was just an idea. It was discussed as one of many things to do because she's had many pop culture events, but it was quickly discarded. None of us really felt it was appropriate.

What's ahead for Finn and Rachel? There is trouble ahead when Rachel plays spin the bottle!

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i luv jesse. im sooo glad that he is returning to glee!!!!

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Jesse was going to UCLA. . .and rachel kisses Blaine when playing spin the bottle. . .Fin dosn't get jelouse at all

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no she kisses blain kurts gay friend

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EEEEKKK! I love Jesse, I don't even care if it doesn't make sense 'cause he was a senior last year.

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while playing spin the bottle rachel kisses puck not .. and then think that it is finn .. but then finn finds out that she kissed puck .. and he gets really jelous

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Rachel ends up kissing Quinn in a spin the bottle game. And yes Jessee was a senior, he's now in college, but.... Ryan Murphy said: "Maybe he doesn't do so well in college and comes back to get his glory. We're writing the script right now!"

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When does Rachel play spin the bottle? Anyone?

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I thought he was a senior and going to university.

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Jesse St James >>> YOU.

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I'm wondering how they make Jesse come back: wasn't he a senior last year?

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You know, a great big fat person once stood on this stage and told a group of a dozen or so nerds in hideous disco outfits that glee, by its very definition, is about opening yourself up to joy. Now it's no secret that for a long time I thought that was a load of hooey. As far as I could see the glee club was nothing but a place where a bunch of cowardly losers go to sing their troubles away and delude themselves into thinking that they live in a world that cares one iota about their hopes and dreams, totally divorced from the harsh reality that in the real world there's not much more to hope for than disappointment, heartbreak, and failure. And you know what. I was exactly right. Thats exactly what glee club is. But I was wrong about the cowardly part. What I finally realized, now that I'm well into my late thirties, it takes a lot of bravery to look around you and see the world not as it is but as it should be. A world where the quarterback becomes best friends with the gay kid, and the girl with the big nose ends up on Broadway. Finding the courage to open up your heart and sing about it. That's what glee club is. And for the longest time I thought that was silly, and now I think it's just about the bravest thing that anyone could do.

Sue

[to Finn] You know, I don't really know what's going to happen between us, but I know that you used to be the guy that would make me feel like the most special girl in the whole world, and it doesn't feel that way anymore. Now it just feels sad and confusing. And the worst part is that it doesn't even feel that bad anymore.

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