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Cory Monteith's Death

'Glee' Will

Go On

7/17/2013 1:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Glee" is going full steam ahead without Cory Monteith -- and TMZ has learned, the show's writers have called an emergency meeting today to figure out how to work him out of the story.

Sources close to production tell us, “Glee is definitely not canceled. If you look at the dollars and cents of the show and that it was very much an ensemble with new kids being added last year when some graduated. It’s clear that the show wasn’t about one character."

Our source says producers are taking their cue from shows like "8 Simple Rules" and  "The West Wing," which have also suffered real-life deaths ... the lesson being: one character doesn't make or break a show.

Our source adds, "The producers and writers are taking time to meet and figure out how to best address this situation in the context of Glee. No decision has been reached about a script yet, as it’s still early."

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1.

OhWell    

Oh Boy,


Gay Will Go On.

361 days ago
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FUT THE SHUCK UP    

The "way" that they should work it into the story is to say that he was a secret heroin addict and he OD'd.

361 days ago
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B    

They should do like "Suddenly Susan" did after David Stricklands death. They went looking for him and then found out all these great things they never knew before. It may be what this close cast needs

361 days ago
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dangit    

OMG, the sun is still going to rise and set whether he is here or not or you or I or anyone else.

361 days ago
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Ryuga the Dragon Emperor    

I hope it gets cancelled, Glee along with TMZ support homosexuality, which is disgusting and a sin. They should be ashamed of themselves.

361 days ago
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tucker    

Kill off the character with a drug overdose. Get the message out there that DRUGS KILL. Make his death count for something. If they save one life, it's worth it.

361 days ago
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D-INCARNATION    

They'll just have to find another asswrangler....

361 days ago
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Virtual Insanity    

Generally, I don't think Glee is the platform for heavy issues. However, I think they should work the overdose into the storyline. Not overdo it, not glorify it, and not dwell on it, but get the message out that young people dealing with addiction have options.

361 days ago
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Jase    

It's a sad thing that the production company has run to the producers table so quickly to figure out how to keep their multi-million dollar franchise going and not stopping to grieve one of their most beloved characters. Always the dollars with these guys. I used to respect Hollywood. I worked along side all the actors that put up with these kind of producers. They have turned the business into a profiteering monster that churns you up and throws you to the wolves. Shame on Murphy and his Gang of profiteers. And TMZ, you sicken me. Pathetic and unapologetic. Enough said.

361 days ago
10.

Frosticles    

....and so will the tragedies. The show is cursed.

361 days ago
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Mikey    

Obviously they need to do a Lou Reed show with "Heroin" as the final number.

361 days ago
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SLOSteve    

"the lesson being: one character doesn't make or break a show."

Tell that to the Two and a Half Men producer.

361 days ago
13.

Kabala    

Hell yes it will go on - there's a buttload of money at stake! They'll just have to figure out a way to do it!

361 days ago
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ToxxicKissez    

They should give him a tribute episode, just like with '8 Simple Rules', when John Ritter died.

361 days ago
15.

emiley    

In the aspect of rachels love....bring jesse from vocal adrenaline back. They can always send finn back to the army or have him be apart of a real us event like boston marathon. I really liked jesse bring hm back!

361 days ago
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