Executive producers, 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Broadcasting Company jointly announced earlier this evening that they have decided to delay the start of production on season five of “Glee” until early August, nearly a week after the passing of Cory Monteith. As a result, the new season will now premiere on Thursday, September 26 (9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The show was previously scheduled to return to production on brand new episodes at the end of this month and the new season was scheduled to air beginning Thursday, September 19.
The recent death of “Glee’s” Cory Monteith, who died of a heroin overdose in a Vancouver hotel on Saturday, July 13, hit the show’s fans just as hard as the death of “The Young and the Restless’” Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) hit soap fans earlier this year — if not more so, considering the Fox star was only 31. The powers that be at “Y&R” scrambled to come up with an appropriate way to handle Cooper’s death onscreen, leading to a beautiful tribute episode in which castmembers — as themselves rather than their characters — shared their favorite memories of the legendary lady. And The Boston Herald thinks that “Glee” should follow suit.
Cory Monteith, who portrayed Finn Hudson on FOX’s “Glee”, has died. The actor was found dead in his hotel room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia on Saturday afternoon. It’s understood that when Monteith missed his checkout at noon, hotel staff went to his room and found his body. “An autopsy is scheduled for Monday,” said Vancouver Acting Police Chief Doug LePard in a press conference. “The Coroner will be determining the next steps with respect to establishing cause of death, but all indications are that there was no foul play.”
“We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate. We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss,” said Monteith’s publicist, Melissa Kates, to USA Today.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — This weekend (August 12-14, 2011) at the movies we find teenagers singing show tunes they weren’t old enough to remember when they were originally sung in “Glee: The 3D Concert Movie” and teens trying to cheat death in “Final Destination 5.”
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Heather Morris, Amber Riley, Naya River, Mark Salling, Jenna Ushkowitz, Harry Shum, Jr., Chord Overstreet, and Ashley Fink
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Release Notes: Only in theaters for two weeks, the concert film showcases the talents of all the “Glee” series stars including featured characters from competing group, the Warblers. While she appears in the trailer, Jane Lynch was actually removed from the theatrical version of the film according to producers. She will appear in the DVD version, according to series creator Ryan Murphy.
Final Destination 5
Stars: “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, Nicholas D’Agosto, Emma Bell, Miles Fisher, Arlen Escarpeta, David Koechner, Ellen Wroe, P.J. Byrne, Courtney B. Vance, and Tony Todd
Distributor: New Line Cinema(a division of Warner Bros.)
Release Notes: This is the fith film in the series of horror films that began in 2000 with “Final Destination.” Todd, who portrayed William Bludworth in the first film, returns in what producer promise is a return to the originals roots.