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‘Glee’ season 6: Back to high school, Chris Colfer, Naya Rivera, Jane Lynch news

The sixth and final season of “Glee” will be returning to its roots at McKinley High according to the show’s co-creator Ryan Murphy. Digital Spy posted on June 23 that Murphy teased the show would be returning to its original style after spending most of season 5 in New York.

‘Glee’ season 6: Back to high school, Chris Colfer, Naya Rivera, Jane Lynch updates
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The writer said the shift is invigorating. "We're working on the last season now and it really feels like it's getting back to its roots, which I love.” He says the show is getting back to what initially had him interested in doing the show. He added, "The last season is really about the importance of arts education in our high schools... I think people will like it."

The death of Cory Monteith, who played Finn, caused Murphy to step back from “Glee” for a bit. "My heart kind of broke a little bit," he said. "It was very difficult, not just for me, but for everybody."

As for some of the members of the cast, they are keeping busy with projects of their own until filming of Season 6 begins. Chris Colfer turned up at a book signing by Hilary Clinton for ‘Hard Choices’ at The Grove. The well-noted fan stood in line like everyone else to get her autograph.

Jane Lynch spoke to the Associated Press about how “Glee” changed the course of her career and how she feels about it. She credits the show with being a “total game-changer” for her.

“It was a total game-changer. They would not have asked me to do `Annie’ if I weren’t on `Glee.’ At the time I was kind of known for the Christopher Guest movies. I was enjoying my career. I was happy doing guest spots here and there. But this really upped it.”

Naya Rivera has also been busy. She directed a short film, “Love, America.” It was her first foray as a director and the film focused on promoting Immigration Heritage Month by featuring Americans from a variety of backgrounds who share their stories In New York City., according to a post on Carter Matt.