Although we're heard some updates on what the fate of Glee, Fox's hit television show, would be, it wasn't until yesterday that Ryan Murphy, co-creator of the show, gave an official statement on how they were going to deal with the death of one of the show's biggest stars, Cory Monteith.
In an interview with TVLine, Ryan addressed if and how the show would go on without Finn, saying, "We were supposed to be on in the fall with four episodes, and that’s just not going to happen. So we’re going to go on the air with two episodes and right now we’re writing the third episode, which deals with Finn’s death – which, you can imagine, is a very difficult episode to write. [It] has to be done very carefully and with a lot of taste and really making sure that it’s a tribute to Cory. Then, who knows? Maybe we’ll wait to shoot that. We really have to see how everybody feels."
Ryan also talked about the break the cast and crew will be taking after that episode, saying, "We’re going to take a long writers’ hiatus after that episode to refigure the season and continue to take care of the cast and crew and work on setting things up in Cory’s honor – scholarships, what have you – because that’s something we’re dedicated to doing. It’s just a crazy, really difficult, very emotional time. I think what we’re really trying to do is deal with it as a family, which is what that group of people is. Lea is obviously very grief-stricken but she’s also one of the strongest people I know. She wants people to be better and get back to work. So that’s what we’re going to do."
Surprisingly, it was Lea Michele, Cory's on-screen and off-screen girlfriend, that decided to only push the show back a week because she wanted everyone to be back together again.
“We made no decisions without consulting Lea,” Ryan said. “And she was very adamant that she thought it was best for the cast and crew to get back together sooner [rather] than later so that mortgages could be paid and people could take care of their families. Cory was so beloved that she felt people really needed to be together in this time. So we sort of followed her lead.”
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