Ryan Murphy Sets The Record Straight On ‘Glee’ Rumors

Ryan Murphy needs to either quit it with the mind-f***ing or not tell anyone what he’s doing, because the last few weeks have been rough on Glee fans.  Why did Chris Colfer say he found out that his days on the show were numbered via Twitter?  Are Lea Michele (spotted hiking Runyon Canyon with boyfriend Theo Stockman before grabbing a bite at a vegan cafe in Los Angeles) and Cory Monteith for reals not gonna be around for season four?  Murphy realized that way too many stories were flying around regarding the fate of Glee, so he gave an interview to Deadline.

The reason these three integral characters wouldn’t be returning for a fourth season was because Murphy was creating a spin-off for Monteith, Michele and Colfer.  According to Murphy, all three stars were “involved in the process for three to four months to the point where we were even talking about cities and relocations…”

So what about Colfer’s comments about finding out he was fired via Twitter? “Absolutely 100 percent not true. None of them were fired,” Murphy said. “When I say they’re seniors and they’re not coming back to the show, what I did not say is they’re not coming back to the show because there will be another show.”

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“They all knew what was happening, they all had approved it, they all said they wanted to do [the spin-off],” Murphy insisted.  And when issues surrounding a spin-off surfaced, including reservations about relocating across the country, Murphy said “I feel sensitive about that.  So then what happened was it blew up and a lot of articles were written about it. Some people were writing they’re not on the show so that means they must be fired. Well, no. that was 100 percent incorrect.”

So, instead of keeping fans updated on the ups and downs of Glee, Murphy’s gonna keep quiet.  “Before, I didn’t do that. My bad. Stupid.”