Though 'Glee' still has plenty of work ahead in dealing with the death of actor Cory Monteith, in addition to already scaling back a number of roles, it seems yet another actor from the FOX musical dramedy has begun the process of an official exit from the series. Recurring series star Jayma Mays has officially confirmed her departure as high school counselor/love interest Emma Pillsbury, but how long into season 5 will the character remain?
With the passing of Cory Monteith, there was word that ‘Glee‘ might be delayed a month to figure out how to deal with the character's absence, and how to work with the two scripts that were already written for Season 5. Originally scheduled to begin showing on September 19, the Season 5 premiere has been pushed back a week to September 26.
Though the future of the FOX musical dramedy 'Glee' remains up in the air after the tragic death of series star Cory Monteith, it seems the franchise has suffered yet another setback. Oxygen tie-in series 'The Glee Project' has officially been denied a third season, though the reasoning has nothing to do with Monteith's recent passing.
The entertainment community and 'Glee' fans around the world remain in shock at the recent death of actor/singer Cory Monteith, whose autopsy results will reportedly emerge today after the 31 year-old FOX star was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room. Production has not yet determined how the musical series will proceed without one of its main stars, but one source says production will be delayed a month, pushing the 'Glee' season 5 premiere to November.
It will be some time before the full truth of 'Glee' star Cory Monteith's untimely death this weekend comes to light, but the conversation will soon turn to talk of 'Glee' season 5 production, which had been scheduled to begin next week. It remains to be seen how the cast and creative team will approach the tricky subject of Finn Hudson's absence, given the first two episodes of season 5 were written to reincorporate the actor into the show.
FOX's 'Glee' might be absent from Comic-Con for the first time in years next week, but that doesn't mean the long-running FOX musical dramedy lacks for big news going into season 5. 'American Idol' runner-up and glam icon Adam Lambert has been announced to join the cast of 'Glee' season 5, and frankly, we're surprised it took him this long.
Though 'Glee' season 5 hasn't proven as opaque as its predecessor, last week brought the news that longtime series stars Heather Morris, Mark Salling, Amber Riley and Harry Shum, Jr. would step down from the FOX musical dramedy as series regulars, tidying up the cast. Now, to further cordon off loose ends, five freshman members of the cast have been upgraded to series regulars in their place.
For as experimental as 'Glee' season 4 proved in adding New York storylines and new characters on either side of the FOX musical drama, fans of the series knew certain stars would fall by the wayside eventually. Now, in advance of season 5, we've learned that original series stars Heather Morris, Amber Riley, Mark Salling and Harry Shum Jr. will not return as series regulars, but will it prove the end of Brittany, Mercedes, Puck and Mike?