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Glee guest star Criss joins show

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Glee guest star Darren Criss has turned a Teenage Dream into reality.

The Fox series’ co-producer, Twentieth Television, says Darren and his character, prep school glee club member Blaine, will continue to appear on the show this season and that the actor could become a regular next year under a newly-signed deal.

The 23-year-old’s character was introduced last week as a mentor to Kurt (Chris Colfer), a gay student who faces harassment at school. Blaine and the glee club at his school performed a cover of Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream in that episode.

Twentieth Television says the cover scored the highest first-day sales for a Glee track, with more than 55,000 downloads.

Blaine returns in the next episode, which also features guest star Gwyneth Paltrow as a substitute teacher.

Twentieth Television says whether Darren’s character and Kurt become romantically involved has yet to be decided.

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