HomeTVDramaWas Glee Almost Cancelled After Cory Monteith’s Death? Luke Kerr July 23, 2013 Drama, Fox, Glee, Pop Confidential, TV, TV Cancellations 10 Comments After the death of Glee star Cory Monteith many fans wondered what would happen to their beloved show. In an interview with E! Online, creator Ryan Murphy reveals he questioned whether the show should continue and how Lea Michelle had the final word. How did you decide what to do with the show? Once you're faced with this situation, which is devastating…There's really no way to win in this situation. So our position was, do we go off the air permanently? Do we go off the air until November? Do we start shooting again in January? But the thing that we ultimately found was that our cast and crew wanted to be together, they wanted to go back to work, they wanted to sort of be in a place where they could all remember and discuss Cory sooner than later. As for me, I really had no set opinion. I was willing to do what people wanted. So who made the call? Ultimately the person who made the decision was Lea, who felt that the best thing for the cast and crew was to be together and to get back to work and be together every day and talk about our memories of him. So we decided to do that with Lea's blessing and we're going to go back to work and have grief counselors on the set for two weeks because people are really hurting. Read the entire interview at E! Online. Photo credit: Fox 10 Responses The_Moustache July 23, 2013 hmm, I don’t think FOX was going to let one of their biggest & most popular shows just end. no offense. Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon July 23, 2013 Ryan Murphy is only saying what he thinks people want to hear. Log in to Reply Nk3play2 July 23, 2013 [quote=The_Moustache]hmm, I don’t think FOX was going to let one of their biggest & most popular shows just end. no offense.[/quote] True, but I don’t think the show would’ve lasted that long without Murphy in control. If he had chosen to walk away from the project, and Lea Michelle also did the same. The show would’ve been on it’s death bed, just my opinion, because 4 of the original cast members are already confirmed to be out. Add Cory Monteith to that list, I think the show would’ve struggled to survive. Fox could’ve definitely brought in someone else, but that rarely works. Log in to Reply MotownKate4Soaps July 23, 2013 Don’t watch the show but read it was renewed for the next 2 seasons, despite recently having lower ratings. Log in to Reply Katiebug9624 July 23, 2013 I doubt she made the call on the show being cancelled or not but I do think she could of left the show if she had wanted. I think that Ryan is an ass but I also think he considers Glee a franchise he wanted the new kids now he has them but I don’t think the show would last without what little remaining vets they have. Log in to Reply Katiebug9624 July 23, 2013 Yep people were shocked at the two season renewal it was undeserving tbh. I think FOX desperately wants Glee to continue, they probably want the new kids to catch on and the phenomenon to start all over again but I just think that time has past. Did ya’ll hear they are killing off the character of Finn in episode 3 of this upcoming season? Its Finn’s death and a tribute episode read it in the new E article with Ryan Murphy. Log in to Reply The_Moustache July 23, 2013 IA, now that the shock of Corys death has come & gone, it’s back to business as usual. Log in to Reply Yoryla July 24, 2013 With all due respect to the memory of Cory Monteith, why on earth would that prompt thoughts of cancelling the show? Sounds kind of odd to me. Log in to Reply pjc722 July 24, 2013 Publicity. Murphy has always done things to get press no matter what the case. Take last season or the season prior after Fox said no to a spin off with several of the graduating class and one twitted it was a shock he would be out of a job. Then Murphy went out all press in hand and got weeks worth of story from it. I am DEFINITELY not saying that he is not devastated by the sudden and SHAMELESS death of a young man from drugs and alcohol, but I also see the economics of Hollywood where studios will move forward no matter what. It’s about the $$$. Log in to Reply TV Gord July 24, 2013 I’m glad to see some people aren’t buying Murphy’s load of utter bullshit. He must think he’s playing to an audience of nothing but pre-pubescent teens. As IF they were considering ending the show or leaving it in the hands of Lea Michelle. I mean, like, fer shurr… Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.