TCA: ‘Glee’ Will Address Deaths of Cory Monteith and Finn Hudson in Third Episode

Glee Cory Monteith Death

Urban to return as 'Idol' judge

The deaths of both Cory Monteith and his character on “Glee” will be addressed in the third episode of the coming season of the Fox musical dramedy, Fox Broadcasting Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly said.

“The third episode will write Finn Hudson out of the show,” Reilly said at Fox’s exec session at the Television Critics Assn. press tour today. “That episode will deal with the incidents directly involved with Cory’s passing, (including) drug use.”

Reilly did not confirm how the Finn character would die or whether or not it would be directly related to drug use. Reilly did add that there would be public service announcements that evening involving “Glee” cast members.”

Reilly praised “Glee” lead Lea Michele, “who has the most personally wrapped up in it and has been an extraordinary human being and pillar of strength.”

“Glee” will go on a three-week hiatus after that third episode, to make room for its Major League Baseball playoff coverage. Music proceeds from the episode will be donated to a fund in Monteith’s name.

In other news, Reilly stated that Keith Urban would return as a judge on the next season of “American Idol.”

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  1. Katelynn Senecal says:

    Omg I can’t believe this! He was such a great actor so sad to see that wasted! I love glee own everyone and my husband is buying glee season four for my birthday in sept if its out! I must say Ilove glee and all but them putting someone with drug issues in a show about axcepting yourself and your dreams is kinda out there! Not to mention in my hunderth time watching serios 12&3 I have relized all the women on glee where fake eye lashes! Still a outstanding show I just think that these are flaws of this show! And I think they should change these flaws so that the teens out there who watch this get the right idea :)

  2. Gord says:

    So he doesn’t even get an article here about his death, rather he has to share it with Keith Urban. Good job.

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