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Cory Monteith's Death

'Glee' Will

Go On

7/17/2013 1:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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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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16.

Joe    

Giving this fool,Star status is why entertainment barely even tries on T.V. today.

428 days ago
17.

Moe Greene    

Maybe they will do a tribute show and have everyone dress as syringes. Well, every except for the kid in the wheel chair who can dress up as a baggie.

428 days ago
18.

GleekRina    

Glee isn't just a show where everyone sings & acts, it's not just a show, not for us Gleeks.
Glee has given us the most amazing feelings when we needed them the most, specially Finn! The issues he has been through we have been through it too. His character meant a lot to us.

So HELL NO Cory is not just a character you MONEYHOLICS !!

428 days ago
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Brian    

He WAS a Drug Addict - So Long JUNKIE !!!

428 days ago
20.

Vince    

Of coarse it will. It is business. Just because one of the employees is stupid enough to throw his life away shouldn't mean the the business closes.....

427 days ago
21.

Robert Lyles    

I think we all need to put our concern's on the real problem, Drug Addiction! It's important to get the right message to out teen's and younger kid's. please it's the most important this to let our children know there is another answer. I am a person that know's, I'm a recovering addict myself, parent's, it's a reality you don't want to have to deal with.

427 days ago
22.

Lynne Bridge    

Here is a novel thought- why don't you tell the truth- he died of drugs- tell that on the show and all the pain towards parents and loved ones. For once do something that actually helps kids- tell the truth and avoid the fantasy.

427 days ago
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