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. Season 5 of Glee will now premiere on Thursday, Sept. 26 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Fox. No further details are available at this time.
Monteith played loveable Finn Hudson, the star quarterback of McKinley High who became a leader of glee club New Directions. Outside of Glee, Monteith worked closely with several charitable organizations, devoted to helping people effect positive change in their lives. In honor of his passing, the following groups will be accepting donations in his name:
- Project Limelight Society: ProjectLimelightSociety.org
- Virgin Unite: VirginUnite.com
- Chrysalis: ChangeLives.org
Glee is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are co-creators of the series. Murphy, Falchuk, Ian Brennan and Dante Di Loreto serve as executive producers. "Like" Glee on Facebook and download the Facebook Fan Page app at Facebook.com/Glee. Follow the series on Twitter @GLEEonFOX and join the discussion at #glee.