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‘Glee’ Stars Not Leaving After All

By 07.25.11

Two weeks ago, “Glee” co-creator Ryan Murphy made news when he told The Hollywood Reporter that some of the show’s principal stars — Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, and Cory Monteith — would leave the show after the coming season when their characters graduate high school. Here’s what he said at the time:

“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.”

It was a ballsy, admirable decision — and one that apparently isn’t true. Over the weekend, “Glee’s” other co-creator, Brad Falchuk, said that Michele, Colfer, and Monteith weren’t leaving the show.

“Here’s the exact thing: They’re seniors. They’re graduating. But that doesn’t mean they’re leaving the show,” Falchuk said. “It was never our intention or plan to let these people go… They are not done with the show after this season.” [Deadline]

Falchuk also maligned the THR reporter* for misreporting what Murphy said, something that Dan Fienberg scorched over at HitFix. Whatever the case, whether the stars are leaving or staying, one thing remains the same: me not giving a crap about “Glee.”

*Without the acronym: “the The Hollywood Reporter reporter”


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