Glee to Move to New York City Full-Time on Season 5

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Fox President Kevin Reilly confirmed yesterday that a big move is in store on Glee Season 5... to The Big Apple!

Following the show's two-week 100th episode celebration (which will feature Gwyneth Paltrow, Chace Crawford and other big names) on March 18 and 25, the series “will go to New York exclusively for the second half” of this season, according to Reilly.

And, yes, this will mean saying goodbye to some Lima, Ohio residents.

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“Creatively, it would ridiculous if everybody moves to New York,” said Reilly. “This season, there’s going to be a graduation [from Lima's William McKinley High]. Several of the cast members will move on, and a few others will go to New York.”

What about Jane Lynch's Sue, who would seem to have no NYC connection at all?

“As long as there’s a show, there’s Jane,” Reilly assured viewers.

It's also possible we'll see some non-New Yorkers here and thee when the series airs "special episodes," the executive said, adding: The way it’s going to dovetail next season, we’re going to see some familiar faces coming around in some capacity.

Reilly also confirmed that Season 6 will mark the end for Glee and that creator Ryan Murphy “got some fantastic ideas on what we’re going to next year for the final year.”

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Why can't grreasy hairs Blaine and Sam just stay in Lima? Don't let them ruin NY as well!


Thank Goodness! I have been taping the show and watching it later just so I can fast-forward through the Lima parts. The new characters are as dull as dish water and make us miss the original cast even more. Horrible casting!


I couldn't be more thrilled to hear this! Most of the McKinley characters are useless! As long as they move Blaine and Sam to New York, that's all I care about. The rest can go wherever they're going to go. I'd love to get the focus back on the ones with all the talent. I don't care for any of the new cast members at all really, except for Kitty. She's the only interesting one. So this will be good for the show!


NOOOOOOOOOOO I don't like this! They got us so attached to the new characters and now they are just dropping them. That's BS! Honestly if they aren't in the nest season I'm dropping Glee.


I'm actually really excited about this! In my opinion I have been finding the New York story lines more interesting than McKinley High ones lately. So I think this will be pretty cool

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You know, a great big fat person once stood on this stage and told a group of a dozen or so nerds in hideous disco outfits that glee, by its very definition, is about opening yourself up to joy. Now it's no secret that for a long time I thought that was a load of hooey. As far as I could see the glee club was nothing but a place where a bunch of cowardly losers go to sing their troubles away and delude themselves into thinking that they live in a world that cares one iota about their hopes and dreams, totally divorced from the harsh reality that in the real world there's not much more to hope for than disappointment, heartbreak, and failure. And you know what. I was exactly right. Thats exactly what glee club is. But I was wrong about the cowardly part. What I finally realized, now that I'm well into my late thirties, it takes a lot of bravery to look around you and see the world not as it is but as it should be. A world where the quarterback becomes best friends with the gay kid, and the girl with the big nose ends up on Broadway. Finding the courage to open up your heart and sing about it. That's what glee club is. And for the longest time I thought that was silly, and now I think it's just about the bravest thing that anyone could do.


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