It has been announced that graduating Glee stars Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith will appear in future seasons of the hit show.
Co-creator Brad Falchuk told fans gathered at Comic-Con that Rachel, Kurt and Finn "are not done with the show after this season".
Reports surfaced last month that the three stars would not return for season four of the musical series.
Their characters are high school seniors who are set to graduate at the end of the season three.
"They're seniors, they're graduating, but just because they're graduating doesn't mean they're leaving the show," Brad told fans.
The three actors did not appear at the San Diego Convention Center, where writers and some cast members talked about the new season, set to return in the fall.
It will be split into two "mini-seasons" that mimic school semesters, Brad said.
Fans can expect a deeper look into the characters' lives and their post-high-school aspirations.
The presentation also included a peek at Glee: The 3D Concert Movie, which is set for release August 12.
The film includes footage shot during the cast's national concert tour and offers a look into the lives of passionate Glee fans, known as Gleeks.
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