Remainder of 'Glee' to be set in New York City, shifting focus away from Ohio
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Jan 13, 2014 08:43 PM EST
The New Directions of Glee and Lima, Ohio, have gone together like bread and butter ever since the hit TV show debuted back in 2009. However, Glee won't be a Buckeye show for much longer. Today (Jan. 13), it was announced that the FOX TV show would be switching its main focus from William McKinley High School to New York City for the remainder of the season.
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, FOX entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly has confirmed that the rest of Glee season five and the show's sixth (and final) season will now take place exclusively in New York, focusing largely on Lea Michele's Rachel Berry and Chris Colfer's Kurt Hummel.
So what does that mean for the new cast members and Glee's undergraduate class? Well, the answer's not so clear.
"Some are going to be graduating and moving. Creatively, it would be ridiculous that everybody moves to New York. There will be some that graduate and move on and they'll arc back in when we do special episodes. They'll always be a part of it," said Reilly.
The move to NYC is just another part of Glee's focus shift following the shocking death of the show's leading man Cory Monteith in June. Earlier this season, it was announced that show creator Ryan Murphy had to completely rewrite the show's final season arc and ending after Monteith's passing.
Glee will return from a hiatus to FOX on Feb. 25 with the New York shift.