Just as many people suspected after “Glee” was renewed for two years earlier in the spring, Fox plans to send the show out with as much bravado as possible in May 2015: Season 6 will be the last year for the phenomenon. Network boss Kevin Reilly confirmed the news at TCA today, mere minutes after talking about some of what the plans for the show are going to be following the tragic death of Cory Monteith.
From a logistics standpoint alone, ending the show after season 6 makes sense. This will be the end of many of the cast members’ contracts, and the ratings are already starting to fall, anyway, and the production cost of this show cannot be cheap when compared to one that does not have musical numbers.
So what does this news also mean? That we won’t be seeing any of the McKinley High graduates transitioning too far into adulthood. But there will be opportunities to see Rachel Berry make her dreams of starring in Broadway a reality, just like there is time for Mercedes to have a hit song, for Kurt and Blaine to figure out if there is a future together, and for even Will Schuester to figure out whether or not he is happy teaching a high school show choir for the rest of his life. There are quite a few stories that need to now be addressed, and really only a matter of time in which to do them. That is good from the standpoint of not dragging anything out.
What do you think about “Glee” coming to an end following season 6? Do you think the timing could not be better? If you do want to check out some more news related to the end of the show, you don’t have to look any further than the story over at the link here.
Update: Reilly did suggest later that they could change their minds later, but we figure that is going to be more ratings-based. We expect huge numbers for the Monteith tribute episode, but whether or not these viewers will stick around is still to be seen.