FOX entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly continues to stir the pot this week at the TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour, with his latest tease concerning ‘Glee’ and the fate of its cast.
By the end of this season, the fifth, the beloved musical-comedy-drama hybrid will be moving to New York City -- permanently. What’s more, not everyone will be making the trip. The seniors of McKinley High School will be graduating, and while some will head to the Big Apple, Reilly stressed that it just doesn’t make sense for everyone to opt for New York (that would be conveniently strange, after all).
“There will be some that will graduate and move on and they'll arc back in when we do special episodes,” he told reporters. “They'll always be a part of it." He added that Jane Lynch’s Sue Sylvester looks to always be around, for without her, there is no show.
‘Glee’ was renewed for a sixth and final season, and New York will be its new setting to the end.
All of this comes ahead of the much-anticipated, highly-promoted landmark of a 100th episode. The two-part spectacular will feature the return of a slew of departed characters, welcome some very special guests, close certain storylines and open up brand new ones.
Quinn Fabray, played by Dianna Argon, will make her triumphant return, bringing with her a new boyfriend played by Chace Crawford (seen above in a behind the scenes Twitter pic with producer Paris Barclay and Mark Salling). Kristen Chenoweth, Amber Riley, Salling, and Harry Shum Jr. will also make appearances. Gwyneth Paltrow is rumored to reprise her role as well.
‘Glee’ returns to FOX Tuesday, February 18 at 8/7c. The 100th episode extravaganza airs on March 18 and March 25.