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BWW Asks: Ryan Murphy Confirms GLEE's End; Is it Time?

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BWW Asks: Ryan Murphy Confirms GLEE's End; Is it Time?

Today, Glee creator and co-writer Ryan Murphy confirmed the news that FOX's musical drama Glee will end following next year's sixth season. (see BWW's report here)

At a press event held last night, Murphy explained that it was the tragic death of series star Cory Monteith which forced him to re-think his original vision for how the show will conclude its run. He explained, "The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn's story. 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."

Now in its fifth season, is the time right for the show to say good-bye? Just last week, the moving tribute episode to Monteith, titled 'The Quarterback' drew the show's best ratings of the season thus far, delivering a 2.8 rating in adults 18-49, 2.9 in 18-34 and 7.4 million viewers. And with a plethora of music icons yet to be featured in tribute episodes - (Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra) it seems like there will always be plenty of material to build stories of high school angst around.

On the other hand, over the last two seasons viewers have become somewhat frustrated over repeated storylines, and unrealistic plots. So BWW asks, it is time for the students and faculty of McKinley High to say farewell? Tell us what you think!

Photo: Mike Yarish/FOX

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