Glee co-creator, Ryan Murphy, made it official last night in an interview with TV Line at a Paley Center event in Los Angeles. Glee will end after next year’s sixth season.
“The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn’s story,” he told reporters. “I always knew that, I always knew how it would end. I knew what the last shot was – he was in it. I knew what the last line was – she said it to him. So when a tragedy like that happens you sort of have to pause and figure out what you want to do, so we’re figuring that out now.
“I have a good idea,” Murphy added. “I’m going to tell the studio and the network [in a week] how after Cory’s unfortunate passing we can end the show that I think is very satisfactory. And kind of in his honor, which I love.”
The news isn’t a surprise. FOX head, Kevin Reilly, confirmed as much at the recent Television Critics Association Awards. The series will probably end with Rachel single, winning a Tony, and Kurt and Blaine tying the knot.
Glee, currently in its fifth season has been renewed by FOX through season 6.