Glee Season 5 Premiere Delayed Following Cory Monteith's Death

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Glee has pushed back the premiere of its fifth season due to the tragic death of Cory Monteith.

Originally slated for a September 19 start, the hit Fox show will now return September 26.

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In a statement, Fox says that executive producers, 20th Century Fox TV and the network have decided to delay the start of Glee Season 5 production until August, pushing back the premiere slightly.

Encore presentations of Dads and Brooklyn Nine-Nine will air in its place September 19.

Fox also notes that in honor of Cory Monteith's passing, a trio of organizations - Project Limelight Society, Chrysalis and Virgin Unite - will be accepting donations in the 31-year-old actor's name.

Monteith played Finn Hudson on Glee for the first four seasons of its run.

How do you think the show can - and will - handle his tragic absence?

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i love glee i am so upset that one of the character is no longer there but i can't wait til the season but i sure will miss fin my prayers are with the family and lea.


I wonder if Lea is ever going to be appear in Season 5 at all. Also please just write Finn off, killing him in the show will only hurt Lea again which is just cruel.


They should not kill off the character, because it would be seen as if the were taking advantage of the tragedy. Th writters may send the character to Europe with a beca very usual in soap opera nothing noisy. I guess people won't see in a good way to Lea in a fictional funeral.


I love Glee but it's changed and it's not the same as it once was The original cast was the best

Glee Quotes

[to Kurt] You know, these Mounds bars are delicious, but you have to eat them. If you just hold them in your hand hoping that you might get to eat them one day, they're going to melt and you'll look like somebody just pooped in your hand. Don't let waiting for things to maybe work out with Blaine turn you into the guy who looks like somebody just pooped in their hand.


Blaine: Where's the bed?
Brittany: I removed it because when I imagined you two having sex I imagined a U-haul mounting a moped.