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Official: 'Glee' Season 5 Premiere Delayed in Light of Cory Monteith's Death

July 20, 2013, 3:36 am GMT

Production on the upcoming season is delayed until August and the show's return is pushed back a week to September 26.



"Glee" is giving more time to its cast and crew to mourn the loss of Cory Monteith. In the wake of the sudden death, production of the upcoming fifth season has been delayed and the season 5 premiere is pushed back a week from its original September 19 date to September 26.

"In light of the tragic passing of beloved 'Glee' cast member Cory Monteith, the series' executive producers, 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Broadcasting Company have jointly decided to delay the start of production of Glee until early August," FOX says in a statement. "No further details are available at this time."

Monteith passed away from a mix of drugs and alcohol in a hotel room in Vancouver last Saturday. He had been tapped to reprise his role as Finn Hudson on "Glee" season 5. Speculations have been floating around about how the show will address his sudden passing.

A source recently told HollywoodLife.com, "There has been talk about writing the first few episodes around old footage of Cory from the show and actually have Finn be alive for a bit in order to lead into a more emotional goodbye - so it doesn't feel sudden. The producers are weighing what the cast and his family think of the idea, and of course Lea Michele, to see if it's at all plausible to attempt. Regardless, they want to do any angle with dignity."

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