Glee Shocker:Lea, Cory and Chris to Graduate on Show
OMG! This news saddened me a bit.
Three of the biggest stars on hit musical TV comedy “Glee” will “graduate” high school next year and won’t be back on the show for a fourth season in 2012, the show’s creator said on Wednesday.
In an interview with showbusiness website The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Murphy said that Lea Michele (Rachel), Chris Colfer (Kurt) and Cory Monteith (Finn) “are not going to be back at all for Season 4.”
Murphy said the decision had been taken in order to keep the dark comedy, which features a group of misfits in a struggling high school choir, more credible.
“You can keep them on the show for six years and people will criticize you for not being realistic, or you can be really true to life and say when they started the show they were very clearly sophomores and they should graduate at the end of their senior year,” he told the Hollywood Reporter.
Murphy suggested that other characters would also be leaving the show when season three comes to an end in May 2012. He said that planning for life after high school will be a major theme of the upcoming third season of the Emmy-award winning show, which starts on September 20. source
Im sad that the the 3 will have a last shot for Season 3.. But yes, the producers are just being realistic that they can’t be in high school for so long. 🙂
And now that the Glee Project is also making its wave, Im keeping my fingers crossed that Alex Newell will make it to the show. He can be a replacement for Colfer’s gay role.
Now, this man’s got talent! I totally admire his vocal range and his dynamics. Im a fan!