While the cast of Fox’s super smash hit Glee is used to singing the infamous tune of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin,” they ought to get their vocal cords ready for another chart topper come 2012: Vitamin C’s “Graduation.” That’s right, some fan favorites from McKinley High School’s glee club will be saying farewell at the end of season three.
After speaking on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show late last week, the series creator (and recently engaged) Ryan Murphy, dished to the American Idol host about the future of his Emmy award-winning show. Although I personally can’t wait for the third season to kick off in September, Murphy confirms that for certain characters, the upcoming season will surely be their end.
“That is true. I don’t think of it in terms of eliminating or replacing,” said Murphy to Seacrest on June 17. “Because the one thing about this cast is people love them and they are incredibly talented. They’ve left sort of an indelible mark.”
I think I can speak for many “Gleeks” like myself in saying that Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, and Mark Salling, among other soon-to-be graduates, will surely be missed. However, Murphy remains optimistic about incorporating new characters and fresh faces into the series, but intends to have Mr. Schu and Sue Sylvester stick around.
“We’ve got Matt Morrison and Jane Lynch who will stay and be the male and female lynchpins of the series,” says Murphy. “But I think the fun thing about the show is it’s a celebration of youth and talent and I think that just like the original cast, I think finding those young unknown people and giving them an opportunity to break into the business and become stars is really fun and exciting and is the spirit of the series.”
As the series itself is still on summer vacation, for those who can’t wait until the fall to see Rachel, Kurt, Finn, and Santana, be sure to catch the gang on the Glee Live tour, currently happening in cities across the country.Tags: American Idol, Cory Monteith, Glee, gleeks, Jane Lynch, Journey, Lea Michele, Mark Salling, Matthew Morrison, Rachel Berry, Ryan Murphy, Ryan Seacrest, Vitamin C