Glee may soon be taking a bigger bite out of the Big Apple.
Fox’s groundbreaking musical — which for the past year-plus has been splitting its focus between New York and Lima, Ohio — may shift the action entirely to the City That Never Sleeps as early as this season, sources confirm to TVLine exclusively.
It’s one of several ideas Fox is discussing with Glee creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, who have been forced to reexamine all aspects of the show in the wake of Cory Monteith’s tragic death in July.
In an interview earlier this month, Murphy acknowledged that navigating the post-Finn era has been “f—ing hard,” adding, “It’s hard every day. It’s hard in the writers room, it’s hard on the set.”
At a Paley Center event honoring FX Networks Wednesday night, Murphy confirmed that Season 6 will be Glee‘s last. He also revealed that Cory Monteith’s death has forced him to devise a completely different endgame.
“The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn’s story,” he told reporters. “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.” (Reporting by Scott Huver)
The B.C. Coroners Service released results of Mr. Monteith’s autopsy Tuesday. It found the 31-year-old’s cause of death was “a mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol.”
'It should be noted that at this point there is no evidence to suggest Mr. Monteith’s death was anything other than a most-tragic accident,' read a news release issued by the BC Coroners Service, which is continuing its investigation and will issue a Coroners Report once the investigation is concluded
I’m actually on vacation right now and don’t have access to a computer, but I wanted to get this out on my phone this morning.
As many of you have probably heard, cory monteith was found dead in his hotel room in vancouver last night. No further details have been released as of this point. (As I mentioned, I’m on my phone, so I can’t link you to news articles, but a google search will get you there).
Our hearts go out to cory’s friends and family. He was only 31 and had a very bright future ahead of him.
Of course, we all want to afford cory’s loved ones some privacy right now. Let’s also remember that any concerns we might have about the future of glee or finn hudson are secondary to real life right now, and try not to worry about it too much yet.
And you Glee fans thought you ugly-cried about last year’s season finale?
Granted, that train-station sobfest was intense, but we just chatted up Naya Rivera (Santana) about this Thursday’s season finale of Glee, and now, let’s just say we are bee-lining it to Costco to buy Kleenex in bulk!
As you may have heard, Brittany (Heather Morris) has been accepted by MIT in Boston, and Naya dished on what she knows about the “emotional” finale and what lies ahead for season five—plus, the latest on her real-life romance with Big Sean, and upcoming album…
The pickup ensures that the musical-comedy will be around through Season 6.
In a statement accompanying the announcement, Fox president Kevin Reilly credited exec producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan, Dante DiLoreto “and the entire Glee team” for delivering “a series that not only delights and surprises fans, but also inspires them to talk about, share, debate and engage with the show… I’m absolutely thrilled to have them on board for another two seasons.”
Glee star Cory Monteith has entered rehab for substance addiction, and as such Fox’s musical dramedy is prepared to finish production on Season 4 without the actor.
Finn’s sudden absence in the season’s final two episodes will be explained on-screen, our sister site Deadline reports.
News of Monteith’s rehab stint broke over the weekend, when his rep confirmed to People.com that he had “voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction,” from which the actor has previously suffered.
Immediately, well wishes from the Glee family followed. “I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this,” Monteith’s costar and real-life girlfriend Lea Michelle told People. “I am grateful and proud he made this decision.”
In a statement, Glee producer 20th Century Fox TV said, “Cory is a beloved member of the Glee family and we fully support his decision to seek treatment. Everyone at the show wishes him well and looks forward to his return.”
Finn will likely only be out of the picture for the final two episodes of the season, airing May 2nd and May 9th.
Actor Cory Monteith has checked into a rehabilitation centre to address substance addiction issues.
The Glee star, 30, voluntarily sought professional help to face up to his demons, his representative tells People.com.
The spokesperson states, “(Monteith) has voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction. He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery.”
Monteith, who is dating his Glee co-star Lea Michele, has been open about his drink and drug habit in the past, revealing in 2011 that he had previously checked into rehab when he was 19 years old.
As previously noted, Naya Rivera is the best part of Glee this season, even if she hasn’t been in every episode. Santana spent a lot of time offscreen at the University of Louisville, returning to Lima every once in a while to do something sad, like break up with Brittany or star in McKinley’s production of Grease. Fortunately, she’s still the queen of bitch-slappery. And she’s also gotten to bust out more Tina Turner, improve Alicia Keys’s “Girl on Fire,” and — finally — move to New York. Vulture rang up Rivera, who is currently working on a solo album, to talk about the backlash from fans still unhappy about the Brittana split, and what it’s been like behind the scenes of Glee’s revamped fourth season. Plus: her thoughts on Finn’s unfortunate new wardrobe and cuckoo Quinn.
Eventually, yup. I usually update it every couple weeks - it’s just too much of a hassle to do it more often than that. If you need to know something right away, you can always check out the Wikipedia page for season 4, which is usually accurate.