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Ryan Murphy Announces End Of 'Glee'

Glee is hitting the home stretch, Instincters! Ryan Murphy announced Wednesday night during a Paley Center event honoring FX Networks that the next season (6) of Glee will be the show's last.

TVLine writes:

“The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn’s story,” he told reporters. “I always knew that, I always knew how it would end. I knew what the last shot was – he was in it. I knew what the last line was – she said it to him. So when a tragedy like that happens you sort of have to pause and figure out what you want to do, so we’re figuring that out now.

“I have a good idea,” Murphy added. “I’m going to tell the studio and the network [in a week] how after Cory’s unfortunate passing we can end the show that I think is very satisfactory. And kind of in his honor, which I love.”

We all tuned in last week for Glee's goodbye to Cory Monteith—and subsequently had to restock our tissue supply—and we couldn't help but feel that there's a big hole in the show's narrative that simply can't be filled now that Cory and Finn are gone. 

We're not surprised that Murphy has seen fit to call it a wrap. Do you agree with his decision to end the series, Instincters? How would you like to see Glee conclude?


I think they should keep Glee on. It is one show I look forward to watch. Rerun or new. There are so much garbage on tv these days. Tired of the cop shows and so tired of the realty
shows and way too many of the stupid comedies that aren't funny at all. I also think the songs they perform sound better then the actual artist. We all need a little music in our life. We all need a little GLEE!!!

I only watched one episode of Glee from start to finish, during the first season.  I didn't really have any feelings about it, good or bad.  (Except I thought the heavily-produced and obviously digitally-enhanced musical numbers were über-cheesy).  So that's all I have to say about the show itself.

But... I instantly loved Cory Monteith.  And when I saw him on Conan later, and how sweet and genuinely funny he was, I wanted to marry him.  He didn't have the look you would call movie-star-handsome, but somehow he was still gorgeous.  I never even had a clue about his drug problems until the day he died.  If he was mine, he could have gotten away with anything.

I, admittedly but somewhat reluctant to say that I haven't watched Glee for years now. My heart goes out to those who knew and loved Corey in real life, but honestly, his tragic passing still has not got me back watching this show. I've moved on already. But kudos and respect to all those on the show. It makes a lot of people happy. I'm not hating here, just sharing that not every gay in the village still thinks Glee is relevant.

Why did you need to mention that last bit?  I've never watched the show, nor am I "hating," but do you have it in your head that the rest of America is holding its breath, waiting to find out what "every gay in the village" thinks is (or isn't) relevant?

It's time. When the show started, it was whimsical and unique. The show has been way more serious/sad than it has been funny/light-hearted - even before the Cory episode. I also think it's getting silly how often the NYC and other alums are constantly popping back home to Lima. It was break-through when it started. Now it needs to break free. I'm still watching it, but I don't look forward to it like I used to. I think the show should have considered a 4-year run... like in high-school. They could have wrapped it all up nicely.

Out of respect for his real-life girlfriend, and family they chose not to highlight his addiction. Sorry for all you haters as a majority of the audience members believe it was done fantastically.  

As soon as you start a show based on school, there is a time limit on how long it will last. Most of the original cast have or will shortly graduate. Trying to keep them in for continuity and trying to bring in new people is difficult at best. 

Letting Finn die an unknown death was satisfactory. I can't say it would have changed my perception if I had known how the character died. But, Finn was an integral character to the series and they had to address his passing. Other characters have disappeared without a whimper (Sugar?).

Every show has to end eventually. I hope that Mr. Murphy ties it up satisfactorily. I hate when a show ends and it raises more questions than it answers.

I am a Fan of Cory Monteith. I noticed that he was in a movie I own called "The Invisible (2007)" I wanted to see him do Great things after Glee. I was proud to have a Canadian on the Program.

I got to say that "The Quarterback" Episode had me in Tears during the Opening Song "Seasons of Love" after that I thought the acting was cheese. I thought the emotions were cheese. I don't understand why it came off that way. The only episodes previously that I didn't't like were the Rocky Horror picture show and The one where Sue Marry's herself.

I really wanted this series to go on for 10 seasons. But I am now used to Favorite shows being canceled. I absolutely Loved Fringe and that was Canceled. I can't believe that incredible show wasn't't extremely popular

I feel they did a real good job with the death of Finn/Cory. Yes Cory died of an overdose and in the show Finn died. Kurt said it best why do we always want to focus on the how someone died, their dead, the how isn't gonna help you grieve any better. I think this episode was about death, and how it affects everyone from parents to family to friends. Think about how we treat people cause they might not be around the next day.

Correction, "we all" did not tune in to watch.  Cory Monteith's story is sad, but seriously it has been long enough.  He wasn't gay bashed, he wasn't the president or some great social leader.  He was a B actor who overdosed.  It's well past time to move on.

Thank you for your comment you took the words right out of my mouth

I disagree. Cory Monteith was a heroin addict. Finn was not. it makes no sense at all to all of a sudden say Finn was also a drug addict. That's not his character. Let's separate real life from fiction, kids. That's the whole point of Glee.

I agree with most. The show was for hs goodbye was a disappointment. Not mentioning how he dies, and there really was no story to it at all. It was just people sad about his death and singing about it, no beginning, middle or end.

If this was the way it was intended. they should have called it a farewall to cory and not to finn!

Last weeks show was a BIG disappointment. Seasons 1-4 have been the best!!

I feel that last week's show missed the mark.  The show has addressed every social teenage isswue out there with the exception of gratuitous drug use.  Not once in the episode did they mention how "Finn" died.  While the rest of the episode was done very tastily and very sensitive to the  character's and people who loved Cory, I simply feel that they should have given a reason.  I feel it is an insult to "Finn" and to Cory for not at least mentioning what happened.  I am still and will forever be a huge Glee fan, I just was left displeased with the Quarterback episode.

Tastefully, not "tastily."  Right?  Or did you actually mean to say that the rest of the episode had a pleasing flavor? 

I agree. They could have taken the opportunity to shed light on something that happens every day, to people from all walks of life, and is rarely talked about. Instead, they brushed over it, not mentioning how he died, just like we gloss over it in real life. 

Sorry, meaning Glee ends in this season (season 5) or next season (season 6)???

lol, did you read the post? that was in the first two lines hahah.

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Season 6

show is really good..
and showing kids growing up and going thew different things as high school students.
think people might learn more as time goes on.

Sorry, fans; it's long overdue. It's very apparent Mr. Murphy takes greater care with his "American Horror Story" than with "Glee". Clean it up nice, Ryan.

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