Glee to Conclude After Season 6

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At an FX Networks event in West Hollywood last night, Ryan Murphy made it official: Glee will come to an end after next season.

The program is in the middle of Season 5 and was renewed for Season 6 back in April.

While confirming his musical comedy's end date, Murphy also told reporters that plans for the series finale will need to be altered because the final year had been "deigned around Rachel and Finn."  Cory Monteith, of course, tragically died of a drug overdose this summer and Glee paid tribute to its fallen star last Thursday.

Honoring Finn

"I always knew how it would end," Murphy said. "I knew what the last shot was – [Monteith] 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."

Does he have a new plan in place?

“I have a good idea,” Murphy 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.”

Glee Season 5 is on hiatus and will return November 7 with an episode titled "A Katy or a Gaga."

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We met right here. I took this man's hand and we ran down that hallway. Those of you who know me know I'm not in the habit of taking the hands of people I've never met before, but I think that my soul knew something that my body and my mind didn't know yet. It knew that our hands were meant to hold each other, fearlessly and forever. Which is why it's never really felt like I've been getting to know you. It's always felt like I was remembering you from something. As if in every lifetime that you and I have ever lived we've chosen to come back and find each other and fall in love all over again, over and over, for all eternity. And I just feel so lucky that I found you so soon in this lifetime because all I want to do, all I've ever wanted to do, is spend my life loving you. So, Kurt Hummel, my amazing friend, my one true love, will you marry me?

Blaine

[to Finn] You know, I don't really know what's going to happen between us, but I know that you used to be the guy that would make me feel like the most special girl in the whole world, and it doesn't feel that way anymore. Now it just feels sad and confusing. And the worst part is that it doesn't even feel that bad anymore.

Rachel