Is “Glee” getting canceled anytime soon? Hardly, but the one-time phenomenon at Fox is looking to sing its last note not too far into the future.
Confirming to TVLine this week while discussing “American Horror Story: Coven,” co-creator Ryan Murphy said that the show is going to end with season 6. While this was long suspected to be the way in which we were going to see the show say goodbye, it was not 100% official until now. This means that despite some low ratings at times this year (save for the Cory Monteith tribute episode), the show is not going to see itself cut short just because of a few struggles here and there.
Murphy also opened up about how the original ending to this show was going to feature both Monteith and Lea Michele, and now that tragic circumstances have changed the game, he says that he is having to find a new way to create the proper ending:
“The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn’s story. 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.”
While we saw them break up and fight at times throughout the show’s run, there was never any question in our mind that Finn and Rachel were the show’s endgame. This creates a challenge for Murphy to figure out what sort of story he wants to give Rachel next. There are a million things that a girl her age can do without falling in love with someone, so it’s not necessarily a given that we are going to see a romance take place for her again. She has “Funny Girl,” after all, and the next two seasons could almost be her sort of “A Star Is Born” moment where she gets to mingle with big names, appear on talk shows, and prove that dreams really can come true (as corny as that is to type).
“Glee” is going to be on hiatus until November 7, when “A Katy or a Gaga” premieres on Fox. You can catch a video for it here, and be sure to check back soon for some more “Glee” scoop.