Although Glee will return for Season 5 on September 26th, the show might been ended altogether after Cory Monteith's death if his co-star and girlfriend, Lea Michele, would have made that decision.
In an interview with E! Online, Ryan Murphy, the co-creator of the hit television show, said he would have considered ending the show for good if Lea would have wanted to.
"If Lea had said to me, 'I could never do this again and I don't want to do this again,' you know, she is sort of the show, so what do you do," Ryan said. "And I would've, out of respect to her as a person, said 'OK,' but that's not how Lea operates; that's not how she feels. She's handled this with so much humanity and grace and she's also handled this in a way where she's trying to look out for 500 other people affected by him and who have mortgages to pay and families to feed. That was never on the table for her and I said, 'OK.' Nothing has been done and will be done in terms of any of the material without Lea blessing it and making sure it's OK with her—and she has been."
Ryan has a lot of respect for Lea and knows that although this is an incredibly tough situation for her to be in, she is strong enough to handle it and lead the rest of the group in figuring out what to do.
"I've never met any 26-year-old person stronger than Lea," Ryan said. "She's really been the leader in this situation, which is very unfair in a weird way because this show has always been so complicated about characters merging into personal lives, merging into public identity, so it's just all [bleeping] rough. It's just rough and it sucks and there's no right way to do it, but I just wanted people to know that there was nothing done without a lot of thought from a corporate level to a personal level, but ultimately, everyone involved made the decision, 'OK, what does Lea want to do, what would Lea feel comfortable doing?' This is what she wants to do."
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