Lea Michele, Cory Monteith & 'Glee' Cast Not Graduating After All, Says Ryan Murphy!

Wed, October 26, 2011 8:23pm EST by 12 Comments
Glee Cast Graduating

Even though they may receive their diplomas, the ‘Glee’ creators are going back on their original plans and say they want to keep the main cast members around in season four! Woo hoo!

Earlier this season, sparks flew between leading Glee cast members and the show’s creator, Ryan Murphy, when he claimed he wanted to write them off after they graduated from high school at the end of the season and was not, as previously discussed, creating a spin-off for them. However, now Ryan is singing a different tune.

“We were talking about doing different things and then we decided to work on this season,” Ryan told reporters on set celebrating the show’s 300th musical number Oct. 26.

He added, “I think that just because people graduate, which I thought was very important to the show, that doesn’t mean they’re not on Glee or not a part of the Glee world. We haven’t figured out what that is yet. We’re figuring that out.”

That said, not everyone like Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer are confirmed to stick around for seasons to come…but Ryan made it clear it won’t be because HE gave them the boot.

“A lot of it will depend on the actors and what their dreams are and what they want to do and what they feel that have left in them,” he explained. “We’re obviously a very close group of people. We talk about these things every day.”

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Posted at 2:15 AM on January 22, 2012  

You should deffintly keep them think about taking lea,cory and chris out of each sow their would b no show at all anyways u should I think fail them like vocal adrenaline had done and yes plzz let rachel say yes I think thegt should start a family that would b amazing lea is just an amazing actor she is such an idol I would die to meet her plzz listen to the real gleeks the people who have every seson on cd at least the ones out and that’s,me make finchel forever being little gleeks like me onto the show that could do some stuff to right?

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Posted at 4:16 PM on January 1, 2012  

Where is Puck in the picture?

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Posted at 2:47 PM on December 28, 2011  

Noooooooooooooo! I loved Ryan Murphys original idea of Finn and Rachel going for more in life and getting their dreams fulfilled. I am sick of shows where people don’t get their dreams and have to learn to be happy with what they have blah blah blah. Come on! Dreams do come true in this world and I think it is time for a series to display that fact!

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Posted at 8:07 AM on December 18, 2011  

OMG!!! they can’t LEAVE!!!! :,-(

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Finchel/colfer to stay

Posted at 12:48 PM on November 20, 2011  

Yeeeyyyy!!!!!!! im so glad they are staying i love them so much, they are all the hugest ball of talent and no one should replace them. i think more people should come too so i can come on heeehhheee only joking :)im sooo happy :D
because im like some of you out there i would stop watching the show if these many chracters leave ….. HUGE FAN xxxxxxxxx

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Posted at 8:21 AM on October 28, 2011  

If there is going to be a new show, the cast does have a say in whether or not they want to be in it since it would require an entirely new contract. Whether or not they stay on Glee – well the producers have a say whether or not the cast’s contracts are picked up for the upcoming seasons. They may take the casts feelings into account, but they make the decision. Ryan Murphy is full of BS – he just doesn’t want to look like the bad guy if someone doesn’t come back.

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Posted at 1:32 PM on October 27, 2011  

Two words: spin-off series. Rachel, Finn, Kurt and Blaine move to NY to study/work/etc. They’re the best characters and actors, anyway, so they deserve a couple of seasons on their own. Forcing them to stay in a backwater Ohio high school is stupid. My suggestion is go forward with Glee NY, and make the spin-off series more appealing to young adults / adults, less cheesy and more focused on character development. It’s a no-brainer, really.

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Posted at 1:36 PM on October 27, 2011  

PS – in any case, I feel like some of the people who have already commented: when Rachel, Kurt, Blaine and Finn disappear from the show, I’m out. Glee is all about these characters. Since they SHOULD graduate, the logical step is creating a well-written spin-off or actually change the Glee storyline and take the main characters to NY for the next seasons.

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Posted at 9:35 AM on October 27, 2011  

when lea and cory leave i’m out, i think lea will focus on acting and cory on his band work.
ps: thanks for the article kirstin benson, i think andy was serious about the changes here.

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Amy Pond

Posted at 12:40 AM on October 27, 2011  

It’s not such a bad idea to have them graduate and move on…I’m thinking like along the vein of Skins. It works out for them.

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Posted at 11:22 PM on October 26, 2011  

wait, what about naya and dianna? PLease tell me the complete persons that aren’t leaving. coz’ i have doubts about the “glee cast not graduating” thing. santana and quinn must not leave or im gonna die ,santana must be with brittany for the next season if they are not gonna leave. quinn.puck.beth.FOREVER

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thanks HL

Posted at 10:07 PM on October 26, 2011  

thanks for this article, and kirstin benson thanks for your new “tune”, really glad that andy said that he wanted to changed the things here on HL i hope the others glee fans can see this change too and will stop avoiding the site.
about ryan murph i don’t know what to believe, he is always changing his ideas but when chris colfer and lea michele leave the show i’m out.

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