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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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




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