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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. 76
    Lailah Says:

    Ryan Murphy thinks he’s like Speilberg or something. Season 1 was the prime of the show – it hasn’t been better and it won’t get better than season 1. All the messages, lessons, issues, and showy episodes season 2 produced was such a waste. Season 2 was horrible and now season 4 is going to suck. So thanks Ryan Murphy.

  2. 77
    bbq Says:

    They are three of the best! I can’t believe they’re not coming back! This sucks! I love Rachel, she reminds me so much of me with her drive and will. I love Kurt too and Finn. I’m not sure how good the show will be out without them! I have a feeling that this is only the beginning. I’m sure before summer’s end it will be revealed that Santana, Brittany, Mercedes, Puck, Artie, Quinn and Tina won’t be returning either. I hope that’s not the case but we’ll see.

  3. 78
    Camila Says:

    Si se van ellos no lo miro mas

  4. 79
    ianlynn Says:

    i love Lea :( … i hope that she has another tv show or something cos shes really good..

  5. 80
    Riley Says:

    Glee kiss your ratings goodbye hey you had a good run but i dont think a group of fresh faces can ever live up to the original characters at all!!!!

  6. 81
    Danielle Says:

    I cab`t believe Glee without Rachel, yes, yes! Everyone is important there, the thuth is Rachel is unique, is the drama queen and is the voice!!!! plus She is super funny being dramatic I love her acting!!! Nooo way is gonna be the same =(

  7. 82
    kly Says:

    WTF????????????????no way!!

  8. 83
    Nathan King Says:

    i don’t know why everyone is so surprised i expected them to graduate at the end of the third season from the very first episode. suck it up people!!!

  9. 84
    rachelle Says:

    I’m sad :( he should right a spinoff for them!

  10. 85
    Sachabee Says:

    Yes–I will not be watching once Kurt is gone, unless they can give me a very compelling reason to continue.

  11. 86
    Carol Says:

    do you remember what happened with The O.C. ?

  12. 87
    BlondieGirl Says:

    So sad! :c

  13. 88
    Gabriella Says:

    Without them glee not going to have more fun if they come out honestly I do not see the glee

  14. 89
    MJ Says:

    WHAAAATTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????????? >:( not watching after season 3 then ¬¬

  15. 90
    Ella Says:

    whoa! how are they going to have glee without them!

  16. 91
    meliss Says:

    maybe they could have a glee -”college version” or something? honestly, what’s glee without these three?

  17. 92
    Piero Cassino Says:

    I GUESS THIS IS MY LAST SEASON OF WATCHING BECAUSE IF I DON’t SEE THEM IN 4 i am so watching the cw

  18. 93
    point? Says:

    i’m sad to see them go…. i really am. i mean, what about the rest of the characters? really? the show isn’t as great as it used to be, but i’m sad to see them go.

  19. 94
    Kayley Says:

    Seeing them leave going to be really hard Finn was one of my tabs and Kurt was the reason I was ok with comming out with my sexuality and Rachel was the person that kinda got me more into singing. But anyone who doesn’t miss these people just dissent get what it’s like to be like me!

  20. 95
    Tegan Says:

    Everyone thinks its stupid to get rid of the 3 favourite characters & I agree & will miss them loads but if you don’t get rid of the main favourites when the newbies come in no one will like them cos they are still hung up on Rachel, Finn or Kurt, so if you get rid of the favourites you have to get a new favourite. So I think that Ryan is hoping that peoples new favourites will be the new characters.
    After all wasn’t Glee created to showcase average peoples incredible music talents? So give more people the chance.
    But I am going to sincerely miss Rachel’s drama & hilarious facial expressions, Finn’s gorgeous smile that makes me melt, & Kurt’s everything! ♥

  21. 96
    artie fan Says:

    I will NEVER watch glee again if artie and tina arent on it, the seris should end after season 3 >(

  22. 97
    artie fan Says:

    I will NEVER watch glee again if artie and tina arent on it, the seris should end after season 3 >(

  23. 98
    Gleek Says:

    No Chris Colfer= No me being a gleek
    chris colfer,rachel,finn THEY`RE THE FUNNY ONES
    Glee would SUCK if they left especialy kurt hes the funniest
    I`ll rather have it to be not realistic if they are gunna remove THOSE
    Kurt is my life >:(

  24. 99
    Meggy Says:

    SERIOUSLY???
    Those guys put the L in glee
    without them its just glee turning into…Gee

  25. 100
    Meggy Says:

    SERIOUSLY???
    Those guys put the L in glee
    without them its just glee turning into…Gee

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