Ever since Glee creator Ryan Murphy told Ryan Seacrest last summer that New Directions’ seniors would indeed graduate after this year, fans have been through a kind of roller coaster. First, we thought Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Cory Monteith and the like would be getting the boot after season three, as their characters broke out of Lima, Ohio. Then there was talk of a spin-off. But on Sunday, Fox Entertainment chief Kevin Reilly told the Television Critics’ Association: “There will not be a Glee spinoff but those characters will graduate and it’s led to a very interesting idea that I think is going to really give us something cool to dig into next season.”
And thankfully, a couple of those stars decided not to leave us in suspense any longer: Michele (Rachel), Colfer (Kurt) and Monteith (Finn), at least will be back. Still no word on whether Brittany, Santana, Quinn and Puck will also remain.
“[Ryan Murphy] told me his plan and I will tell you it’s incredibly groundbreaking and it’s revolutionary for television, the way he’s figured out how to use these graduated high school characters on this TV show,” Michele told E! Online this morning.
” A lot of people are sad there won’t be a spinoff but I think they’re going to be very very excited to find out what’s in store – I’m very excited by it,” Colfer told The Insider. “Ryan’s idea is kind of revolutionary. It’s the best of both worlds. Everyone is going to like it.”
So, what do you think Ryan’s “revolutionary” idea will involve? Vote in our poll after the jump and share your own suggestions in the comments. (Bonus question: What do you think of Lea’s very un-Rachel-like blue dress from last night?)
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