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'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy says the show will end after next season

The show is not and will not be the same without Finn, Murphy admits.
The show is not and will not be the same without Finn, Murphy admits.
Published Oct. 17, 2013

Despite a ratings bounce for its tribute episode to Cory Monteith, Glee will not continue past its sixth season next year, co-creator Ryan Murphy says. He also notes that after Monteith's death in July from a drug overdose, he will have to fashion a new ending for the show.

"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," Murphy told TVLine at an FX event in New York Wednesday night. "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."

Murphy added he has come up with something that may work. "I have a good idea," he said. "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."

Last week's episode, "The Quarterback," drew 7.4 million viewers and a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49, up 40 percent from the season premiere and up 75 percent from the week before.