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Lea Michele & Chris Colfer Not Returning for 'Glee' Season 4

Lea Michele & Chris Colfer Not Returning for 'Glee' Season 4

Get ready to say goodbye to Rachel, Kurt, and Finn.

Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, and Cory Monteith will not be returning for the fourth season of Glee, according to the show’s creator Ryan Murphy.

“[They are] not going to be back at all for Season 4,” Ryan told THR. “You can keep them on the show for six years and people will criticize you for not being realistic, or you can be really true to life and say when they started the show they were very clearly sophomores and they should graduate at the end of their senior year.”

While Ryan has previously mentioned that cast members would be graduating at the end of next season, these are the first cast members officially not returning.

While Chord Overstreet was not made a series regular for the third season, he is still welcome on the show and could possibly be bumped to a regular for season four.

ARE YOU SAD to see Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, and Cory Monteith leave Glee?

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103 Responses to “Lea Michele & Chris Colfer Not Returning for 'Glee' Season 4”

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  1. 51
    Sean Says:

    Like CSI when Grissom left, you can kiss the fanbase of this show goodbye.

  2. 52
    after 3 season i'm out Says:

    when lea and chris leave i’m out as well, what is the point to watch glee without lea and chris? none.

  3. 53
    Shannon Says:

    Season 3 will be definitely my last season of Glee…Lea, Cory, and Chris are Glee to me…not to mention the most talented on the show. I understand they can’t be in HS forever, but I think they could of kept the show with its original stars through season 4 and then just ended the show with a fantastic series finale rather than keep it going with a new cast

  4. 54
    megan Says:

    the show will be nothing without lea… cory’s looking really ugly in that pic with the glasses

  5. 55
    Troy Says:

    Alright, okay everybody, you need to get his through your thick skulls. EVERYBODY IS LEAVING THE SHOW. THEY ARE ALL GRADUATING EXCEPT FOR BLAINE AND SAM BECAUSE THEY ARE A GRADE YOUNGER…. SO YES THAT INCLUDES DIANNA, AND MARK, AND HARRY AND JENNA AND KEVIN AND EVERYBODY…… seriously you guys call yourselves fans of the show and you didnt even KNOW that?

  6. 56
    raisingChild Says:


  7. 57
    Jasmine Says:

    They’re not leaving soon enough. I personally would be happier if they cancelled this POS. Pop culture is already an inch away from the gutter, save it by eliminating crap like this.

  8. 58
    Emma Roberts Nepotism Card Says:

    @peggy ***** you have the nerve to call me ignorant? Noone else has been able to book work in a mainstream motion picture outside of the Glee franchise besides Dianna. It’s not about whether she maintains it or not, she could just as easily nosedive like the rest, but she’s the one with the most potential because the PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING. Like I said, Lea has theater chops. Harry has a solid dancing career. Cory is not leading man material. The rest are heading down cable TV. Now stfu.

  9. 59
    R Says:

    I’ll be leaving for season 4 too then.

  10. 60
    hans Says:

    thank god, noiw they can stop this crapy show.

  11. 61
    Mac Says:

    show’s over ;)

  12. 62
    Cherry Says:

    It won’t be same without the original glee cast :(

  13. 63
    anna Says:

    We want Cory =(

  14. 64
    Dasha Says:

    I will not watch the 4th season for sure, glee without rachel are you kidding me? After season 3 i’m done.

  15. 65
    Anna Says:

    Cory looks younger than his age , Finns charachter is way different then Corys . So stop hating on him .. Cory =(

  16. 66
    kokosh Says:

    GLEE shoul disappear from TV. Period.
    It started off as a promising idea, but turned out to be a self-indulgent parade with only traces of actual plot. Fail!

  17. 67
    Nicole Says:

    i don’t like it….i don’t think that glee will ever be the same without them… same with the whole original cast…

  18. 68
    Vanessa Says:

    “Glee” really won’t be the same without them … :o( … Not sure if I’ll keep watching the show after season 3.

  19. 69
    lilly Says:

    i probably won’t be watching anyway. series 2 paled in comparison to series 1 and the only things that kept me watching were chris colfer and ashley fink.

  20. 70
    asa Says:

    I think that lea is the show! lets be serious, shes the only one except mercedes who can sing,…. gonna miss her!!!

  21. 71
    abc Says:

    Why would they be returning in season 4?!?!?! Ryan Murphy already said they’d be graduating in season 3!

  22. 72
    mary Says:

    I don’t think that glee will ever be the same without them but they need to move on with their career. Lea Michele movies are coming (NYE and Dorothy of Oz), solo album, Bway´s revivals…those chances will be missing if she stays in Glee. I will follow her career no matter what…she needs to shine. Same to others cast members

  23. 73
    Chynna Says:

    These three are the mains of this show. It will be nothing without them! Especially Lea Michelle. Although her character can be a little nuisance sometimes, it is the spirit of the show.

  24. 74
    Pablo Says:

    I need a spin off about Lea and Kurt in NYC!

  25. 75
    CNXY Says:

    HAVE THEY LOST THEIR MINDS??? What were they thinking?

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