1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

"Glee" -- Done for 2013??

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by jsmeeker, May 29, 2013.

  1. Jul 15, 2013 #41 of 124
    LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    34,940
    165
    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    Deadline:Hollywood reports 2 episodes written, both of which were drafted prior to summer, and both were to have dealt with the return of Finn. Production was originally supposed to have started next week.

    http://www.deadline.com/2013/07/fox-glee-start-to-grapple-with-cory-monteith-death/
     
  2. Jul 15, 2013 #42 of 124
    aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

    35,116
    71
    Jan 23, 2002
    Philadelphia...
    John Spencer died in the middle of I think it was the final season of the West Wing. They wrote it into the show, a bunch of actors who had left th show came back for Leo's funeral, etc. They wrote it in.

    I'll be interested to read how they handle this, but we bailed on Glee before last season started so I probably won't be watching.
     
  3. Jul 15, 2013 #43 of 124
    GoPackGo

    GoPackGo Active Member

    2,074
    14
    Dec 28, 2012
    Phil Hartman's murder was written into News Radio as a heart attack.

    I don't see how Lea Michelle can possibly keep doing the show. I wouldn't be able to.
     
  4. Jul 15, 2013 #44 of 124
    TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

    6,388
    2
    Jul 10, 2000
    Dallas Texas
    Bravo announced Monday that it will re-air the Glee cast's episode of Inside the Actors Studio. A special broadcast of his appearance, hosted by James Lipton, will air on Thursdayat 6/5c. A re-airing of the original episode will then play the next day, on Friday at 7/6c. Not on guide data yet.
     
  5. Jul 15, 2013 #45 of 124
    Cainebj

    Cainebj Active Member

    3,771
    12
    Nov 10, 2006
    New York
    i found this an interesting read

    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/07/15/how-will-glee-continue-without-star-cory-monteith/

    talks about other actor deaths on tv shows

    -Freddie Prinze died from a self-inflicted gunshot during the third season of the sitcom “Chico and the Man" in 1977, the producers considered cancelling the series but ultimately forged ahead by stating that Prinze’s character was on vacation in Mexico to finish out the season.

    -Phil Hartman was killed by his wife in a murder/suicide in 1998, ‘Newsradio’ wrote out his character Bill McNeal with a sudden heart attack

    -John Ritter early in the second season of his sitcom “8 Simple Rules.” The show also had his character die unexpectedly

    -Cheers’ actor Nicholas Colasanto, who died of a heart attack in 1985. “The show acknowledged the death of his character Coach
     
  6. Jul 15, 2013 #46 of 124
    Langree

    Langree The Gimp

    17,255
    0
    Apr 29, 2004
    Freezinmyass...
    Add to that Jock on the original Dallas, they had the character missing and declared dead much later.
     
  7. Jul 15, 2013 #47 of 124
    JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    28,723
    68
    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Jack Soo passed during the fifth season of Barney Miller.
    The show wrote an episode which had the actors step of character and be themselves in a tribute to Soo and his character of Yemana.
     
  8. Jul 15, 2013 #48 of 124
    danterner

    danterner Not it!

    10,610
    0
    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    Huh. I was convinced that Fame dealt with the death of Mr. Sharofsky because the actor playing him, Albert Hague, had died. But checking into it on IMDB, it looks like he left the show in 1987 but lived until 2001.

    Wow. I'm going down the Fame rabbit hole and learning all sorts of people were on it that I didn't know, like Don Cheadle, and Jasmine Guy, and Michael Cerveris (September from Fringe) and Harold Perrineau (from Lost). And I had forgotten Janet Jackson was on it too.
     
  9. Jul 15, 2013 #49 of 124
    mattack

    mattack Active Member

    20,750
    4
    Apr 9, 2001
    sunnyvale
    Only skimmed part of this.. but I read an article that said they had already written the first 2 eps of next season.. and obviously will have to rewrite them.
     
  10. Jul 15, 2013 #50 of 124
    LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    34,940
    165
    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    Yeah, you smeeked. I posted the link to the article above.
     
  11. Jul 16, 2013 #51 of 124
    murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

    25,395
    0
    Jan 5, 2002
    Berkeley CA
    And if they recast Finn, or both Finn and Rachel, that would be painful for the viewers and cast, too.
     
  12. Jul 16, 2013 #52 of 124
    Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

    4,998
    0
    Jan 7, 2004
    MI
    This..
     
  13. Jul 16, 2013 #53 of 124
    Drewster

    Drewster Shooting blanks

    10,752
    2
    Oct 26, 2000
    Costa Mesa, CA
    I think an easy way to break it to the viewers is to show them leaving Finn's funeral. Graveyard, everyone in black, hushed tones, "it was so sudden", "I can't believe he's gone", etc. The Dads are there comforting Rachel.

    Wasn't Finn's dad established as having abused substances? That works right in.
     
  14. Jul 16, 2013 #54 of 124
    Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

    15,048
    14
    Aug 1, 2004
    Raking leaves
    I think any scene that requires Lea to portray a grieving girlfriend is simply asking too much.

    Kill him in a totally random way like life usually does (drunk driver being my choice) then have a little backstory exposition done through conversations between those characters/cast members most able and willing to do it.

    Then move completely on.
     
  15. Jul 16, 2013 #55 of 124
    Lori

    Lori Social Defective TCF Club

    10,291
    5
    Feb 20, 2000
    Bowie, MD USA
    Thank you. I was beginning to think that I had lost my mind. :)
     
  16. Jul 16, 2013 #56 of 124
    dtle

    dtle Active Member

    1,691
    13
    Dec 12, 2001
    Philly, PA
    In these days of social media and obsessive fans, I don't think there can ever be a recast of any of the main stars of a popular show (ie, Darren in Bewitched). The only recent example is Rhodes for the Iron Man series, but those were movies.
     
  17. Jul 16, 2013 #57 of 124
    danterner

    danterner Not it!

    10,610
    0
    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    Doctor Who does it pretty successfully, though they've built a foundation for it within the context of the show itself.
     
  18. Jul 16, 2013 #58 of 124
    Langree

    Langree The Gimp

    17,255
    0
    Apr 29, 2004
    Freezinmyass...
    Soaps do it all the time.
     
  19. Jul 16, 2013 #59 of 124
    Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

    15,048
    14
    Aug 1, 2004
    Raking leaves
    Elvis Duran on Kathie Lee & Hoda just indicated Glee premiere will be pushed back to possibly November. Dunno where he got his info though.
     
  20. Jul 16, 2013 #60 of 124
    TonyD79

    TonyD79 Active Member

    7,889
    18
    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Jane Lynch is scheduled to be on Leno this week. Could be an interesting interview.
     

Share This Page