Why does all this recent Glee cast drama remind us of being at a middle school dance? Glee creator Ryan Murphy is gossiping behind everyone’s back, Chris Colfer doesn’t want to dance with us and we’re crying in a bathroom stall hoping to finally get our first period. Well, maybe not that last part. Yesterday Murphy attempted to clarify his statements about Glee’s graduating seniors, who were not, in fact, fired from the show. “I’ve learned to really, really monitor what I say. Before I didn’t do that. My bad. Stupid,” Murphy told Deadline. However, “For any of those actors to say, ‘I found out that I was fired off the show from Twitter,’ is absolutely 100 percent not true. None of them were fired. It was never about that. I think what happened is Chris Colfer did an interview and the timing probably was a little bit unfortunate.” Ugh, things are going to be so awkward at the lunch table when next season starts.
So why did Murphy insinuate that elder Gleeks Colfer, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith would be leaving the show if they weren’t? Turns out, the trio already had a possible Glee spin-off in the works. “They were involved in the process for three to four months to the point that we were even talking about cities and relocation,” Murphy claims. Unfortunately, it seems that one of the actors in question (we’re assuming Colfer, right?) has checked out of the possible new show, causing it to be temporarily shelved. Admits Murphy, “Some of the actors that we discussed doing spin-offs do not want to do a spin-off. It’s hard to do a spin-off on a show where an actor says no.” Look, Ryan:Ã‚Â just make him a friendship bracelet and stop accidentally firing him in the press. We’re sureÃ‚Â you guys will be besties again in no time.