Glee Moving to New York City for the Rest of Season 5

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At today’s FOX executive session at the Television Critics Association tour taking place in Pasadena, network chief, Kevin Reilly, confirmed that the Glee story line will move to New York City for the rest of the season, after Lima graduation. Via The Hollywood Reporter:

“Some are going to be graduating and moving; creatively, it would be ridiculous that everybody moves to New York,” he said, declining to provide specific details on which characters will be making the move. “There will be some that will graduate and move on and they’ll arc back in when we do special episodes. They’ll always be a part of it. The way it’s going to dovetail next season, we’ll see some familiar faces coming around in some capacity. But for this season, there will be a graduation, several of the cast members will move on and a few others will go to New York.”

Among those who likely will make the move are Jane Lynch’s Sue Sylvester, with the executive noting that the teachers — including Matthew Morrison’s Will Schuester — will fit in the same way on the series. “As long as there’s a show, there’s Jane,” he said. “We’re not going to be in Ohio anymore the rest of this season.”

Glee returns midseason, Tuesday, February 25 with episode 9. Episode 11, the Nationals episode, “City of Angels” airs on March 11. Next, is the two part 500th episode celebration, episodes 12 and 13, airing March 18 and 25. The kids will probably graduate at this point, and the rest of the season, episodes 14-22 will take place in New York City. I could be off an episode or two, so don’t hold me to it.

I am THRILLED the show is set to move to the Big Apple. But I am concerned about problematic characters like Will Shuester (Matt Morrison) and Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) also making the shift.   I do not want a world where Sue is hanging around Bushwick making the kids lives miserable like she did in Lima.  Infecting NYC with the issues that have torpedoed the Lima side would ruin a promising reboot of the aging musical comedy.

I want to see many of the sillier elements banished with Lima. Make the storyline richer and more realistic as the kids find their way post graduation.

Groundwork has already been laid for Blaine (Darren Criss) and Sam (Chord Overstreet) to move to New York. They’re a safe bet. Ditto Artie (Kevin McHale) who is accepted at a fictional Brooklyn film school. I suspect we’ll be saying bye bye to original gleekster, Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) who has been written badly for many seasons. The producers obviously don’t care about her.

No word on what will happen to series regulars Marley (Melissa Benoist), Ryder (Blake Jenner), Kitty (Becca Tobin) and Unique (Alex Newell), but do we really care? Actually, Alex can come to New York.  And so can Kitty . Bye bye to the rest, though.

Kevin Reilly once again, confirmed, that Glee will end after Season 6, next year.

Via The Hollywood Reporter

 
  • fuzzywuzzy

    “I am THRILLED the show is set to move to the Big Apple. But I am concerned about problematic characters like Will Shuester (Matt Morrison) and Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) also making the shift. I do not want a world where Sue is hanging around Bushwick making the kids lives miserable like she did in Lima. Infecting NYC with the issues that have torpedoed the Lima side would ruin a promising reboot of the aging musical comedy.”

    Totally agree. The storyline with Sue quickly became stupid and ridiculous. I’ve never been a fan of Matt Morrison, so I would prefer that he doesn’t appear in the NYC episodes either.

  • Pretty Horsey

    I agree and I feel the same with Sam infesting the NYC side with his stupid hyper self. Blam dominate more screen time than Sue and Will in Lima right now so they are just moving the rot to a new location.

    I think a lot of the online fandom last season wanted it to be all NYC with only Rachel, Kurt and Santana with Finn and Blaine joining them later and cameos from the original cast.

  • HKfan

    I agree, can’t stand Sue’s character, and am not that impressed with Will either…..they both need to go.

  • Q3

    The only think that would make this better news is if Sam and Blane stayed in Ohio. :)

  • Mel432

    I fast forward most of the Lima story lines, so yay to moving the show to NYC. I didn’t like Rachel at first, but her character became less obnoxious, and I grew to really like her. I also grew to like Santana whose character evolved from a mean girl to what she is now. I also like Kurt, Blaine and Artie. I know we won’t see much of Demi, and Adam’s publicist said Adam doesn’t have much more time to film Glee, so he will soon be finished on the show too. I’m sure they’ll have other guests, tho. Maybe more Idol alums who are interested in going into acting…

  • Mel432

    Seems like people either love or hate Blaine. I like him a lot. I think he is really talented.

  • http://www.mjsbigblog.com/ mjsbigblog

    Seems like people either love or hate Blaine.

    I like him too.

    He’s a very polarizing character. When Darren Criss became a series regular in season 3, he was viewed as an interloper, who got solos and screen time that he didn’t deserve. I think at least some of the hate stems from that.

    As an aside: I recently found out that I’m not a real Chris Colfer fan if I like either Blaine or Klaine. That was news to me. Because Kurt’s my favorite on the show. lol.

  • JoleneJ

    I really really like Blaine as well. He is my favorite character and his relationship with Kurt is still one of my absolute highlights for this show. I can’t wait until they’re back in the same location again.

    As for hate – he’s had that all along, mostly to do with not being “an original” and “stealing” their screen time and songs. I’ve gotten used to it by now. I just keep enjoying him and let those who don’t fume.

  • JoleneJ

    MJ, some of the worst Blaine hate comes from devout Chris fans, as sad as that seems. It does make some sense though, since Blaine was originally introduced as a supporting character for Kurt.

    I still love both, even if Blaine has grown to be my favorite. I wish fans didn’t treat this show like a zero sum game where everything is gained at the expense of someone else. Maybe then this fandom wouldn’t be so volatile.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Blaine is OK, but I’m not a fan of Sam at all, so both of them in NYC isn’t interesting for me. I like Santana, Rachel and Kurt a lot, and would love for the rest of the show this year to focus on them.

  • Corrine43180

    Lol, is that the way fandoms work though?? Same thing happens with Idol. People act like if one idol gets more promo, they’re taking it away from another idol and all this resentment builds up.

  • Pretty Horsey

    I used to think Blaine was ok but he become more annoying for me since Blam became a thing.

    I’ve never been much of a Kurt fan but I have really enjoyed the dynamic of Kurt, Rachel and Santana in NY.

  • supersonic

    I like Santana, Rachel and Kurt a lot, and would love for the rest of the show this year to focus on them.

    With Blaine and Sam coming to New York, that is never going to happen. The New York storyline will be all about the adventures of Blaine and Sam since Ryan Murphy and Fox are trying to make them happen.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I haven’t been paying attention to either Blaine or Sam. Has it turned out that Sam is gay? lol

  • jeffreyd95821

    MJ posted that Mercedes might be part of the New York scene. Maybe winning Dancing With The Stars got Ryan Murphy thinking he never should have dropped her as a regular? I can see her moving into the loft, but not Blaine, Sam and Artie. Perhaps there’s another vacant loft in the same building? And Sam walks around shirtless all the time and it distracts Blaine because he can’t have that. And Kurt just plain doesn’t like it. Sam’s excuse is that he has to be comfortable out of his clothes for his modeling jobs. Trying to think of a scenario where Will would be there. Maybe he and Emma split up? Maybe New Directions wins back-to-back national championships and Will is offered a teaching job at NYADA? Sue is harder, but apparently Jane Lynch has an ironclad contract and they can’t just write her out. Perhaps the school board figures out that she framed Figgins and not only gives him his job back, but they fire Sue as well. And perhaps she knows it’s coming and with Will leaving her final act of tyranny is to disband the glee club. And perhaps she believes Will was behind it and vows to follow him anywhere he goes and torment him. I can’t think of any other reason for her to move to New York. If it were me I would end season 5 with Kurt and Blaine’s wedding. And for season 6, jump ahead a few years and skip college. One Tree Hill did the same thing and it worked just fine.

  • milwlovesadam

    “I am THRILLED the show is set to move to the Big Apple. But I am concerned about problematic characters like Will Shuester (Matt Morrison) and Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch)
    also making the shift. I do not want a world where Sue is hanging
    around Bushwick making the kids lives miserable like she did in Lima.
    Infecting NYC with the issues that have torpedoed the Lima side would ruin a promising reboot of the aging musical comedy.”

    I agree completely MJ. What has made the New York setting so appealing is the more adult themes, sets, and music. Putting Sue’s meanness and OTT bullying into what has become a more sophisticated Glee, would be a major set back for the show. Her character is so over-written it has become ridiculous and painful to watch.

    I would rather see New York as New York is, a fantastic arts community, with real to life tough situations and competition for the kids.

    I am neutral on Blaine. But, I love Santana and Chris Colfer and Lea. Adding Adam to the mix, for however many episodes he has left, is simply a pure delight. I still wonder if he is in any way, the Eli that Blaine fooled around with.

  • Miz

    If they are moving the show to NY, I really wish they’d leave Will and Sue behind. Of course there had been foreshadowing for Will moving to Broadway in past seasons, so it sort of makes sense.

    Jane Lynch’s character became more and more unwatchable for me. I’d like to see Jane move on to better things.

    I must be in the minority, but I enjoy many of the newer characters. I’ll miss them.

  • René Matehuala

    It would had made more sense for Tina to go to NY, in seaon 1 she said she wanted to be a performer, she repeated that in season 3, I believe the writers need to read what they write ’cause they made a huge mess with her storyline and to be honest models are more LA material, so Sam should have gone there with Mercedes

  • René Matehuala

    I hate Blaine, I believe writers made a huge mistake into making him childish just ’cause he was 1 year younger than Kurt in S3, if Blaine was like season 2 Blaine now I would still like him, and IMO is not the solos, it’s just the fact they are just forcing him to get a storyline in every episode

  • DeanD

    I just don’t see how they can make Sue in NY work without destroying what credibility they have left. She belongs in OH and whatever convoluted way they fold her into NY will most likely suck. Just bring Adam Lambert in as a series regular now.

  • Axxxel

    I also prefer Blaine when he was the mentor to Kurt… then all of a sudden he became this needy, spoiled kid.. oh wait… sometimes this combination is not too far from the truth.. oh .well… every Glee character is flawed…

  • Axxxel

    Yeah, would love to see some other Idol alumns on Glee… was very pleased with Adam’s role and I hope that Jessica Sanchez comes back…

  • Axxxel

    Nice posting ! Waaah great idea for the time jump… then again,there is something adorable about youngsters trying to make it.. so I think the time jump will be late in season 8 when Blaine and Kurt gets married… sigh.. I am not a Finchel fan but I miss them.

  • Axxxel

    As long as Sue is the the one who speaks the harsh truth (like in the quarterback episode), I am fine with it.. so it kind of balances with the fairy tale like storylines of the youngsters.

  • Axxxel

    Yeah I also like Kitty, Blake and even bland boring Marley because I was that bland girl (without the eating disorders)…

  • Axxxel

    Yeah, I would love to have Adam Lambert to be a regular.. but I guess it is wishful thinking… hope he enjoys the time left on Glee…

  • supersonic

    I believe the writers need to read what they write

    Please. They can’t even remember what they write. One episode they say one thing and in the next, it is completely different. They need to start
    keeping track like real writers on TV shows.

  • Mel432

    Actually, NYC has many, many models.

  • b_james

    “Glee: The College years”

    Funny enough, Kitty and Alex are the ones that I would say goodbye to. Jake, Ryder, and Marley were actually kind of interesting to me.

  • Jae

    Sue and Mr. Shue don’t fit in NY. It’s never been about the adults on this show anyway and anytime they focused on them that was a weak episode. Graduation means leaving your teachers behind. RM should get that.

  • Not fit to print

    If they need teachers or mentors, let them bring Kate Hudson back to NYADA as one of Blaine’s teachers and Sarah Jessica Parker can play a role in Sam’s modeling career.

    I suppose Will could end up as a teacher at NYADA, based on his Glee Club’s stunning performance at the Nationals but it’s a bit of a stretch. Sue’s character is too strong to do anything but pull the show in a juvenile direction.

  • No Thanks

    The character of Sue Sylvester has NO business in New York. If the show tries to shoe horn her into the NY scene they are dead to me. If they are contractually obligated to keep Jane Lynch, can we have her play a new character?

  • Allison

    Great to the NY move. Maybe the show won’t be embarassingly bad any more. But we don’t need the teachers.

  • Forest Gurl

    I agree with your comment on Blaine. But he’s of course safe for the next episodes coz he’s Kurt’s fiance. I truly hope that Blaine won’t sing too much coz his voice doesn’t have so much range and character that it bores some people to tragic tv-show death. LOL

  • susanv

    I look forward to the NY storylines. I love the Kurt, Rachel, Santana stuff and also really like Elliot (hope he continues). Excited for Blaine to be there with Kurt! About time finally. I’m sure they have some good Klaine stuff planned. Best part of the show for me. I’m ok with Sam being there too, but I hope they don’t use him a lot. He’s so so for me. Blam has been overdone. I have no need for Will and Sue to show up in NY – wouldn’t make sense. I will really miss Tina if they keep her at bay. I’d love to see her NY over Sam.