“Glee” Season Six Spoilers: Final Season Chopped to 13 Episodes, Old Cast Returns, New Plot will Surprise Fans
The sixth and last season of "Glee" may have been chopped from its original 22-episode run to 13 episodes but Fox's Chairman and CEO Peter Rice said there is no reason for fans to be sad. According to him, the show's last season will be appropriate to end the hit musical series and that Glee will "go out in a way that celebrates it."
Beautyworldnews.com quoted Rice in an interview at the 2014 Summer TCA Press Tour saying "I think Glee is one of the great shows in television history... it was so hot and so big." He also told fans to see the silver lining in the season's new number of episodes by saying, "We thought that a final 13 episodes and compacting it and doing it in a straight-run was a better way to finish the show."
The show's last season will reportedly feature late actor Cory Monteith who died last year due to a combination of alcohol and heroin overdose. According to fellow actor Kevin McHale, Monteith's character was so important in the show that they can't go and finish the season without making him a part of it in some way.
McHale, who also plays Artie in the show said that he and his cast mates had a really good run and that he is simply happy that they got to meet a lot of fans around the world-something that can be considered rare for a show, Christiantoday.com spills.
Breathecast also reports that show creator Ryan Murphy decided to end the series by bringing back fans to McKinley High. This is supported by Jane Lynch who plays Sue Sylvester by saying "surprises about who's going to be the choir director of The Warblers and Vocal Adrenaline" will shock fans.
In terms of the cast, Murphy also expressed that he aims to reach out to all of the show regulars. In a statement, he shared, "We will be reaching out to all of the regulars on the show, that original group of Glee club members and the teachers, and anybody who wants to come back can come back. Anybody who wants to be a part of the show, we welcome them."
Glee's season 6 will air midseason on Fox on 2015.