The hit musical comedy series had been splitting its time between Lima, Ohio's McKinnley High School, and New York City, where Kurt (Chris Colfer), Rachel (Lea Michele) and Santana (Naya Rivera) now live. What does this mean for the Lima characters in the show, including members of the show's New Directions choir? Here's what Kevin Reilly had to say.
"Creatively, it would be ridiculous if everybody moves to New York. This season, there's going to be a graduation [from Lima's William McKinley High]. Several of the cast members will move on, and a few others will go to New York."
When asked specifically what that would mean for Jane Lynch's character, McKinley High gym teacher Sue Sylvester, Kevin Reilly said that she will still be a part of the series.
"As long as there's a show, there's Jane."
The network executive added that even the cast members who don't move on to the Big Apple will still be featured in special episodes.
"(The characters) will arc back in when we do special episodes. They'll always be a part of it. The way it's going to dovetail next season, we're going to see some familiar faces coming around in some capacity."
"We do have [the show] through next season and that will be the final season. [Ryan's] got some fantastic ideas on what we're going to next year for the final year."