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'Glee'

Production Delayed Over

Cory Monteith Death

7/19/2013 3:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The new season of "Glee" will premiere 2 weeks behind schedule ... due to the death of its star Cory Monteith, this according to FOX.

The network issued a statement saying the show will premiere on September 26 -- it was originally scheduled to debut on September 13.

Sources tell us ... producers have been meeting to discuss how to phase out Cory's character. We're told producers wanted to give the cast and crew time to grieve Cory's death.

As a result, production has been pushed back to early August.

Monteith passed away last week after OD'ing on heroin and alcohol. He was 31.

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Jackie    

I don't watch GLEE...I tried once it was the most horrible thing I've ever seen/heard HOWEVER it's really sad what has happened to this guy. From what I've been hearing he was a decent person who wasn't effected by fame (ego wise). RIP fellow Canadian

371 days ago
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Franc    

You hadda use a photo where he looks high?

371 days ago
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Hooray For Holly Wood    

You don't have to phase out the character, just get someone who looks like him. That shouldn't be hard to do. If they can replace Darren on Bewitched, they can replace this guy.

371 days ago
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LordGobblecock    

you know we're gonna get some soppy dedication episode where they sing sad songs and cry a lot :/ actors are self indulgent like that

371 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

Phase out his char????? ya maybe he can appear in 3-4 more episodes to phase him out.

371 days ago
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Ryuga the Dragon Emperor    

Glee sucks, it's nothing more than the gayer version of High School musical. That druggie died because he was a stupid druggie.

371 days ago
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Spanky    

Love you Cory!!

371 days ago
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Brooke    

Doesn't his girlfriend play his character's girlfriend on the show? I can't imagine losing someone I loved and then having to reenact my reaction. Poor girl.

371 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

people actually watch this ****? btw you know they are going to try and profit off of his od

371 days ago
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Xianne    

No one cares

371 days ago
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LK    

My suggestion is 2 write it like it happen . The guy was secretly hiding that he was a junkie drunk & no 1 knew till it wad 2 late . Than they can teach young & old ppl about drug & alcohol addictions . By using this tragedy 4 educating ppl & hopefully saving other lives in the long run .

371 days ago
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Cartman    

No doubt they will respect him and add an unwanted level of gay to his demise.

R.I.P. bro, heh, you knew you were on a flaming show

371 days ago
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lola479    

I think this is really sad especially for Lea Michelle. I can't imagine what its like to be her right now.

371 days ago
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Honeydip    

Thanks TMZ for letting us know what passed away from.........once again!

370 days ago
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BB    

Must suck to OD so early in your career that nobody cares.

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