There’s nothing sadder than the one 20-year-old who still wears his letterman’s jacket to home games, so hopefully the writing staff has a less depressing plot arc planned if Glee‘s Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer aren’t leaving the show. Despite what the show’s creator Ryan Murphy said earlier this month, Glee executive producer Brad Falchuk claimed this weekend that the trio aren’t catching the first plane to LaGuardia after getting their diplomas. “Here’s the exact thing: [Rachel, Kurt and Finn] are seniors, so they’re graduating,” he said at Comic-Con. “but because they’re graduating doesn’t mean they’re leaving the show. If you have Lea Michele under contract, you don’t say, ‘We’re gonna let you go.’” So…is there room in the school’s budget for a singing janitorial staff?
Falchuk’s comments seem to directly contradict Murphy’s, who two weeks ago announced that Colfer, Monteith, and Michele were out after season four, saying “We made that decision and I involved Chris and Lea and they thought that was a good idea. They both trust the writing and trust me and felt that it would be great to have an open and closed experience for them to go out while they were on top.” Of course, this isn’t the only confusion surrounding the actors’ exit, considering Chris Colfer found out via Twitter that Kurt was about to grape-vine off the show. “I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t necessarily want to leave so soon, but I mean, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s fine. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s what it is. And all things come to an end,” said Colfer. Well, you know what they say: those who cannot do, teach.Ã‚Â And those who cannot teach, do a choreographed number from Annie with color-coordinated mops and buckets.