The Word: Next season will be ‘Glee”s last

Cory Monteith performs at Glee Live! at the Staples Center in 2011.  Credit: Getty Images
Cory Monteith performs at Glee Live! at the Staples Center in 2011.
Credit: Getty Images

“Glee” will have its grand finale in spring 2015, series creator Ryan Murphy confirmed.

Murphy told reporters that the arc of the final season will have to be altered because of star Cory Monteith’s death.

“The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn’s story,” he said, according to TV Line. “I always knew that, I always knew how it would end. I knew what the last shot was – he was in it. I knew what the last line was – she said it to him. So when a tragedy like that happens you sort of have to pause and figure out what you want to do, so we’re figuring that out now.

“I have a good idea,” Murphy added. “I’m going to tell the studio and the network [in a week] how after Cory’s unfortunate passing we can end the show that I think is very satisfactory. And kind of in his honor, which I love.”

Since Monteith’s death this summer, “Glee” producers have had to scramble to rework storylines and acknowledge his death. In Cory’s memorial episode “Quarterback,” the show chose not to specify why his character, Finn Hudson, passed away.


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