Hit singing show "Glee" is slated to end its series run next year, at the conclusion of Season 6, co-creator Ryan Murphy said Wednesday in L.A.. Murphy said the sudden death of star Cory Monteith has forced him to rethink what he had originally planned for Glee's bow out, according to TVLine on Oct. 17. But other sources say no end date has been decided at Fox, so it is possible there could be a Season 7 and beyond.
Murphy made his comments about ending the show next year while speaking at the Paley Center event honoring FX networks Wednesday night. But E! News reports that though "Glee" will likely end after next season, it is still possible the show could live on to see a Season 7.
E! claims multiple sources from the show, studio and network tell them that since there is no conclusive end date yet, the studio and network could decide at a later date to keep the show going.
But right now, Murphy said he had already had an ending in mind before Cory's death, and he was part of it. Murphy even knew what the last line would be, and Lea Michele's character uttered it to Monteith's Finn.
Murphy said he's already got an alternative ending in mind which he calls "very satisfactory", and which still honors Cory's memory.
Monteith sadly died of a heroin overdose in Canada in July, and was memorialized in last week's tribute episode. That show blew the series' ratings out of the water, up 75 percent from the previous episode.
"Glee" was renewed for seasons five and six in April, before Cory Monteith's death. Season 5 is currently airing Thursday nights on Fox.