'Glee' may struggle to overcome Cory Monteith's death, Fox says
It may seem too soon to be worried about the TV business so soon after Cory Monteith's death, but Fox News says Glee producers are in "crisis" mode after the actor was found dead over the weekend.
While the show's creators are yet talking about the death, Fox found several analysts who say that mid-August shooting and a Sept. 11 premiere are going to strain creativity as the show tries to make Monteith's character Finn Hudson go away.
“He leaves a major hole in the heart of the show that will be challenging for the writers and producers to address," pop culture expert Scott Huver told Fox.
"While the Glee staff and especially series creator Ryan Murphy have never shied away from handling controversial, tragic or dark subject matter, translating Monteith’s loss into a ‘death of Finn’ storyline may simply prove to be too sad and all-consuming for the show, but glossing over his absence seems unrealistic. Whatever they decide, the writers will have to proceed very delicately lest dealing with the outcome overwhelm the show’s generally light, fun-loving tone.”