Fox’s Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly released a statement on Thursday about ‘Glee’ and thd Cory Monteith tribute, “That is the episode where Cory’s character will be written out and will deal directly with drug addiction and with the circumstances surrounding Cory’s death.”
The tribute will be shown on October 10 during its third episode. It will also be a philanthropic episode wherein the proceeds from the music will be used to set up a fund for Monteith. It will provide scholarships for kids.
Monteith died last July 13 in a Vancouver hotel room due to mixed drug and alcohol toxicity. Contents of heroin were found in the ‘Glee’ star’s body during autopsy.
Reilly also spoke about the private memorial service that the ‘Glee’ cast and crew held, “It was a celebration and really sad of this really vibrant kid.”
“The Cory Monteith episode will follow the two-part Beatles-themed Glee season opener, which had already been in the works. After Episode 3, Glee goes on hiatus for baseball “as a natural break to reset,” he also added.
On his statement, Reilly stressed that ‘he doesn’t envision the show continuing after Season 6’. However, he is keeping the door open for other possibilities. He said, “If we discover a new crop of kids and there’s some breakout, who knows, but right now, we’re thinking about two seasons.”
Glee had already signed a two-year contract for which the series will continue its 5th and 6th seasons.