Los Angeles: 'Glee' stars Lea Michelle, Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith will not be returning to the fourth season of the hit TV musical, co-creator of the show Ryan Murphy has confirmed. The three characters will be seen graduating at the end of the fall's upcoming third season, The Hollywood Reporter said.
"You can keep them on the show for six years and people will criticize you for not being realistic, or you can be really true to life and say when they started the show they were very clearly sophomores and they should graduate at the end of their senior year," said Murphy.
He added that planning for the future beyond high school will be a heavy theme during Season 3, as "more characters are leaving than are staying" when graduation time comes at the season's end.
"We've never done anything by the book," he said, adding that who's graduating and who's staying will be revealed in the September 20 season premiere....more
03:51 PM, Jul 14, 2011