Following the tragic news of Cory Monteith’s death last month, the cast and crew of “Glee” decided that the show must go on.
However, Fox announced yesterday that the musical series will only run for two more seasons, setting a likely end date for spring 2015, Zap2it reports.
Speaking at a Television Critics Association panel, the network’s entertainment chairman, Kevin Reilly, confirmed the news, saying, “Never say never, but there’s two very clear arcs to get to there and conclude. If we discover a new crop of kids and there’s some breakout, who know? But right now, we’re thinking two seasons.”
That would mean a third “class” of “Glee” characters, as five new characters from last season were upped to series regulars for the upcoming season 5, including Melissa Benoist (Marley), Blake Jenner (Ryder), Jacob Artist (Jake), Becca Tobin (Kitty) and Alex Newell (Unique).
Those promotions came after many of the show’s original characters graduated last season and only appeared on a guest starring basis.
The show is now faced with dealing with the death of Monteith’s character, Finn Hudson, in the form of a tribute episode set for the fifth season’s third episode.