By Meryl Gottlieb| firstname.lastname@example.org| @buzzlightmeryl
Glee will return to Fox in February
Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly has confirmed the rest of the fifth season of Glee will take place in New York entirely.
It’s a move I’ve been begging and hoping would happen since they split the show last season. The double location and double storylines situation is killing the show, even though there isn’t much hope for it anyway. Even when the New York storylines are at their worst, they are certainly better than the atrocity happening in the halls at McKinley. Those arcs have been done over and over again, and no one cares about the new kids from season four. Here’s hoping we don’t have to suffer through one more prom episode before the kids graduate.
Once they graduate, we may be done with them for good.
“Some are going to be graduating and moving; creatively, it would be ridiculous that everybody moves to New York,” Reilly said at a TCA panel Monday. “There will be some that will graduate and move on and they’ll arc back in when we do special episodes. They’ll always be a part of it… But for this season, there will be a graduation, several of the cast members will move on and a few others will go to New York.”
I think it’s safe to say that Darren Criss is pretty secure in his role as Blaine, but other than that, I’m not sure anyone else from the high school will be needed. I highly doubt we’re really going to follow Artie (Kevin McHale) in New York and there’s even less chance of us seeing Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) or Sam (Chord Overstreet) again. Hopefully, we can also say goodbye to all of the newcomers from last season. I can’t stress enough how terrible they are on the show.
Old favorites Matthew Morrison and Jane Lynch are certainly up in the air. I don’t see at all how their characters could continue once the show is out of McKinley, especially Sue (Lynch). The writers better not even try to pull an idiotic storyline that Will (Morrison) moves to New York to follow his dreams. Don’t insult the audience like that.
Plus, the show certainly can’t get any worse than it is. This fifth season has been an utter train wreck. None of the episodes are even slightly entertaining, and only the tribute episode to Cory Monteith was worth my time — and I spent it mostly crying. Let’s just hope the setting switch will happen soon.
Who should stay and who should go? Let me know @buzzlightmeryl