Today, October 17, TV Line reported that FOX’s Glee will end its run after Season 6. The show just kicked off its fifth season, but is currently on a brief hiatus to make room for baseball playoffs and the World Series. This hiatus comes on the heels of last week’s tribute to Finn Hudson, played by the late Cory Monteith. Monteith passed away unexpectedly back in July, resulting from a fatal mixture of alcohol and drugs.
Last night at a Paley Center event, Glee creator Ryan Murphy confirmed the show will officially come to an end after six seasons. Murphy also revealed he’s had an idea all along of how the show would end, and that its final season would revolve around a Finn and Rachel storyline. Now, with Monteith’s passing, he has been forced to rework his original vision.
"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."
Instead, the new plan is to again honor Monteith, who played a key role as a main character on the show. Murphy feels he has a good idea for the finale and will present it to the studio and network next week.
New episodes of Glee will return Thursday, November 7, starting with an episode dedicated to the music Lady GaGa and Katy Perry. Are you said to hear the show will come to an end after Season 6, or do you think that will be the right time? Leave a comment below!