While Cory Monteith's death forever altered the course of 'Glee,' fans were nonetheless to learn this past summer that FOX had intended to end the series altogether following the sixth season. At the time, it was thought that the network would at least wait until 2014 to decide for sure, but series creator Ryan Murphy confirms that 'Glee' season 6 will end the series, its finale endgame markedly different after Monteith's tragic passing.
After months of heartbreaking curiosity, 'Glee' finally aired its tribute episode to fallen actor Cory Monteith with last night's tearjerking "The Quarterback." Responses to the Finn farewell episode have proven largely positive across the board, even as the characters glossed over the actual reasoning behind the character's death, but where does the series pick up without one of its star leads? Series creator Ryan Murphy recently spoke out about 'Glee''s future, assuring fans "The Quarterback" will not be forgotten.
'Glee' will bring plenty of eyes to FOX this Thursday as the musical dramedy drops its season 5 Beatles theme to pay tribute to the death of actor Cory Monteith in "The Quarterback." Last week we caught our first look at the new episode that begins a brief hiatus for the series, while FOX has released both the full track list and songs from the somber hour.
Having aired its two-part Beatles tribute, 'Glee' season 5 will next tackle the difficult subject of addressing Cory Monteith's tragic death in next week's "Farewell to Finn" tribute, "The Quarterback." The first footage of the somber new episode has emerged, along with new comments from series creator Ryan Murphy on filming of the difficult episode.
'Glee' will kick off its fifth season tonight with the first two Beatles-centric episodes, though the majority of fans have been eager to learn how the upcoming third episode "The Quarterback" will handle actor Cory Monteith and his character Finn Hudson's death. We've seen a brief summary of the tribute episode to date, and now series creator Ryan Murphy has revealed a first look at the emotional goodbye.
'Glee' season 5 has very much been giving off sunshine and rainbows for its inaugural two episodes of the season, dual-parted Beatles tribute "Love, Love, Love" and "Tina in the Sky with Diamonds," leading us to wonder how promotion will handle the third episode memorial to Cory Monteith after the September 26 premiere. Now, the first synopsis for "The Quarterback" tribute episode has arrived, giving us our first look at how 'Glee' says a very real goodbye.
After weeks of skirting promos and press releases, 'Glee' season 5 has opened up for a full trailer of its forthcoming September 26 premiere "Love, Love, Love," chock full of Beatles tribute numbers, and little else. The gang is all smiles and songs in the first real run of footage from season 5, but how long until the bottom drops out?
It remains unclear exactly what (new) direction 'Glee' season 5 will take after its first three episodes, though we at least know the long-running FOX musical dramedy will maintain its light heart through the first two episodes of the coming run, paying tribute to The Beatles! The full songlists for premiere episode "Love, Love, Love" and "Tina in the Sky with Diamonds" has arrived, along with a spoilery synopsis of the story to come!
For as much as we knew 'Glee' season 5 to be affected by actor Cory Monteith's death, airing two episodes and a tribute before pausing production to retool the series, we were surprised to hear such series stars as Heather Morris and Dianna Agron being left out of the Monteith tribute episode. And while the franchise remains a bit up in the air, Agron's absence may extend much further than "The Quarterback" farewell to Finn.
As we mentioned with the first 'Glee' season 5 promos, the cast and crew of FOX's megahit musical drama find themselves in the awful position of promoting a new season that we know to feature a difficult memorial episode only three hours in, before a brief hiatus to to retool the show. And while the latest round of 'Glee' promos play up The Beatles over Cory Monteith's death, what new details have emerged of Monteith's memorial episode "The Quarterback?"