Ryan Murphy Will Fire Chris Colfer And Glee‘s Other Olds When It’s Time

The inevitable problem of high school television programs is what to do when your stars age out of high school over the course of a series. Glee creator Ryan Muphy has the answer: fire them.

“Every year we’re going to populate a new group,” says Murphy, who believes “there’s nothing more depressing than a high schooler with a bald spot.” (Ahem, Karofsky.) So the show that reaches 12 million people every week will inevitably let its characters age out, even if they’re the stars. Or so he says now, a couple years before he’ll be absolutely forced to decide whether Lea Michelle, Cory Monteith, Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, and Kevin McHale get to stick around.”When some of them finish their run at high school it will be very teary episodes. For me it will be particularly tough but a new crop (of actors) will come in.” Fine. Just so long as Darren Criss is forced to repeat 12th grade three times.