Confirmed Details About the Sixth and Final Season of Glee Revealed

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After a couple of quotes from the cast and creators and much speculation from fans, we finally have some confirmed details about what the sixth and final season of Glee will look like courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter. The series will return to Lima, Ohio, as Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) returns back to McKinley High after a “humiliating failure” and vows to reinstate and lead the glee club, after Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) disbanded it back in season five. While Rachel attempts to revive glee club and lead it back to its former glory days, Blaine (Darren Criss), Sam (Chord Overstreet) and Will (Matthew Morrison) all have “new and surprising” jobs in Ohio.

The Hollywood Reporter also states which actors will be returning to Glee as series regulars. Michele, Morrison, Criss, Overstreet, and Lynch will all remain regulars on the show with Chris Colfer, Dot-Marie Jones, Kevin McHale, and re-instated regular Amber Riley rounding out the main cast. Naya Rivera will also return as Santana but in a reduced, recurring role, and Max Adler will reprise his role as Dave Karofsky for a multi-episode final season arc. Additionally, Fox promises that “other McKinley High alums” will also make guest appearances during Glee‘s swan song.

While Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy had originally envisioned an ending scene for Glee featuring Michele’s Rachel and the Cory Monteith’s Finn reuniting for their deserved happy ending, that all changed when Monteith passed away last July. Murphy admitted to The Hollywood Reporter at the Emmys on Monday night that he’s unsure of what the final scene of the series will be anymore.

“I did,” Murphy said when asked about whether he knew what the final scene of Glee would be. “I don’t anymore, but I think it will be emotional.”

Throughout the summer, Murphy has insisted that the final season of Glee will “get back to its roots,” hinting that the series would return back to Lima and that it would feature many of the show’s original cast members.

“The final season is really its own story and its own location, and while the New York stuff will be alive, the final season is not New York-centric at all,” Murphy has said. “It really [will be] a lovely, fitting season that … dwells on the original people that were on the show and what happens to them and how they give back. That really is the last season. .… We’ll revisit some of the new kids that came and went. There’s a return of the Jane-Matt characters in a big way. It’s really interesting, a very sweet, satisfying ending to the story.”

One detail Fox did not release was a premiere date for the final 13-episode season of Glee, which is slated to begin on Fox at midseason.

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Chris is the Managing Editor of TVOvermind. A graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he majored in English and Film, he has been writing for TVOvermind for over two years and has written about several different television shows, such as New Girl, Breaking Bad, Glee, and Homeland. Contact him through Twitter (@ckinger13) or email (
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