“Glee” Going On Hiatus While Producers Decide How To Address Cory Monteith’s Death

gleebradyUnsurprisingly, the producers and writers of Glee need more time to determine how they’ll incorporate the untimely death of actor Cory Monteith into the popular musical-comedy series. The cast and crew of the Fox hit was scheduled to begin filming in late July and resume airing on September 19, but are now taking two more weeks to rewrite Monteith’s storyline, reports In Touch Weekly.

“Everyone on the show was told they were taking a two-week hiatus until [the producers] figure out what they want to do,” a source revealed to the magazine. “The writers and producers are trying to figure out what to do with Cory’s character because they need to rewrite everything now.”

Monteith, who played Finn Hudson on the series, died Saturday at age 31 from mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol. Jane Lynch and other costars have spoken publicly about how they’ll miss the young actor.

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  • oilburner

    Who cares

  • Red Meat

    @oilburner: a bunch of teenagers who watch the show.

  • redcarpet

    Fuck you both, I love that show. Besides, the guys are hot.

  • J.c.

    They should just write it in as it happened. A good lesson for kids playing with drugs. Oh and “redcarpet” just ignore the nasty bitter queens who hate on the show. They have no lives. (lol)

  • Dixie Rect

    Don’t sugar coat it, have the character overdose too.

  • Homophile

    Tonight on a very special episode of “Glee”.

  • Red Meat

    @redcarpet: I didnt say anything against the show stupid bishz.

  • balehead

    Shows already DOA too…..

  • gppm1103

    @Dixie Rect: I thought the same thing…talk about Finn’s addiction that was over but came back to haunt him. I’m not a writer but this would be a good time to bring the subject up. And the show has no problem with a difficult subject. The gay suicide attempt that Max Adler did so well is an example.

  • Cam

    OFf topic, but it seems like the folks running the show forgot what made people like it in the first place.

    They were a bunch of VERY diverse kids, nerds, overweight, even the pretty one “Rache’ had issues with herself being short, her nose etc… Quin was the evil one and the most conventionally pretty.

    Now the new kids they’ve got to replace them all seem like they came out of Disney casting or a teen modeling scouting session. Attractive in a non-threatening, boring kind of way. I think the show is way past it’s “Sell By” date.

  • mz.sam

    It also had been reported that Ryan Murphy finally opened up to the press that the Glee’s cast and crew was well aware of Cory’s double-life drug addiction all along with an attempted intervention. However, the great efforts Murphy and Glee producers tried shielding the cast members from the media against bad publicity and scandals was to no avail with this sudden tragedy.

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