During his session in front of reporters at today's Television Critics Association summer press tour, Fox President Kevin Reilly touched on two key issues for his network's future:
- The Glee tribute episode that will bid farewell to Finn will deal directly with drugs.
- Keith Urban will return next season as an American Idol judge.
“The third episode [of Glee Season 5] deals with writing Finn out of the show,” Reilly said, explaining that the installment will include by a series of drug-related PSAs featuring cast members and series creator Ryan Murphy.
It's unclear, however, whether Finn will actually be killed off via a drug overdose; and it's also possible the series will use outtakes/never-before-seen footage of Monteith in the role.
ELSEWHERE, Reilly surprised many by confirming Urban's return to Idol.
“He’s a really funny guy," the executive said. "I don’t think he got a chance to let his personality shine through.
And might the country singer be joined by Jennifer Lopez?
“Jennifer has been a close part of the show all along, so there have been discussions," Reilly said, adding: "There is no deal with her or anybody else."