The sixth season Glee next year will be the series’ final season. Ryan Murphy confirmed the news at a Paley Center event honoring FX Networks. He also said that Cory Monteith’s death forced him to design a new ending for the series.
Murphy commented: “The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn’s story. I always knew that, I always knew how it would end. I knew what the last shot was – he 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. I have a good idea. 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 recently paid tribute to Monteith in an intensely emotional episode entitled “Quarterback.” The episode drew in 7.4 million viewers.