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?
FOX has officially joined the ranks of broadcast networks to release their fall 2013-2014 premiere schedule, leaving ABC the lone holdout. Among the bigger changes on deck for the network, 'The X-Factor' will debut over two nights with a solid four hours, while 'Bones' moves to Fridays in November, and the much buzzed-about '24' revival '24: Live Another Day' has a semi-official premiere date set for May 2014.
Just yesterday NBC officially announced its fall schedule, complete with new additions to the lineup and a few shuffles of existing series, while today FOX has joined the fray. Not only will '24' return in 2014, but FOX will also move 'Bones and 'Raising Hope' to Fridays, giving new series from J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman places to shine! Find out FOX's fall lineup, including a big move for 'Glee,' inside!