Bil Browning

Breathe Easy: Glee Favorites Not Fired

Filed By Bil Browning | July 29, 2011 3:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Brad Falchuk, Chris Colfer, Corey Monteith, Glee, Lea Michelle, Ryan Murphy

Thumbnail image for know several of you have been hyperventilating since Glee guru Ryan Murphy announced that three of the show's most popular stars would be let go after next season. Since Lea Michelle, Chris Colfer, and Corey Monteith's characters would be graduation after the next season, you can't expect them to hang around the old high school, can you?

Apparently you can. Series co-creator Brad Falchuk told a Comic-Con panel that the stars' jobs are safe saying, "They're seniors. They're graduating. But that doesn't mean they're leaving the show. It was never our intention or plan to let these people go... They are not done with the show after this season."

Which, I'm sure came as good news to the trio. All three of them found out they were "fired" via Twitter, but Murphy now claims that's not true either. Instead, he says the three are slated to star in a spin-off where all three go to Juilliard.

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twinkie1cat | July 29, 2011 3:43 PM

Glee is not a realistic high school. I mean Sue would have not only been fired but lost her teaching certificate if she pulled even one of her stunts at a real school. So I think they can stretch the high school tenure just a little or even add a connected community college program. There is a trend in education to see it as a continuous K-16 experience rather than K-12. Plus, why could they not have been mostly freshman the first season? I do think they need to keep Sam, however. The issue of homelessness, like homosexuality is a serious one for today's youth and it needs to be explored. Plus the gay bully has got to come out, him and his buddy, the big African-American guy and also Santana.

octobercountry | July 29, 2011 6:04 PM

Um, are you sure about this? I just read reports this morning that said the spin-off project is dead in the water. Apparently Murphy is irritated with his stars, and has killed the spin-off?

octobercountry | July 29, 2011 6:05 PM

(Sorry, my response was to the original article, and not your post!)

Well thank goodness I can sleep at night. Murphy turned an interesting and honest gay character into a maudlin, weeping marble statue.