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Glee returns tonight for its fifth season, tasked with handling the loss of original cast member Cory Monteith following his death in July. The show will dedicate its third episode to Monteith (slated for October 10), in an hour that plans to address Finn’s death as well as the perils of drug addiction.
While there’s no correct or preferred way to handle tragic loss, it’s something other TV families and their creators have had to deal with before. Whether shows decide to address the actor’s passing directly, cast another actor in his or her place, or avoid the subject entirely, take a look at 10 television shows that have been forced to face tragedy.
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