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TCAs: 'Glee' to 'address' Cory Monteith's death in 3rd episode of season

Actor Cory Monteith speaks onstage during the 2012

Actor Cory Monteith speaks onstage during the 2012 NHL Awards at the Encore Theater at the Wynn Las Vegas. (June 20, 2012) (Credit: Getty Images)

Beverly Hills -- "Glee" will address the circumstances surrounding Cory Monteith's death in the forthcoming season's third episode, per Fox Entertainment chief Kevin Reilly, who stopped short of saying that his character, Finn Hudson, would actually die of a drug overdose.

Also this: Fox and "Glee" and castmembers will film a series of public service announcements addressing the Monteith's death, and drug abuse.

And...this: Reilly also said it's a "possibility" that "Glee" will incorporate previously filmed Monteith outtakes in that third episode.

Okay - Kevin's quote: "...the third episode will deal with Finn Hudson being written out of the the show; the guys are still making it, and that episode will deal directly with the incidents involved in Cory's passing and drug use in particular. Ryan [[Murphy] will shoot PSAs with the cast...I think they will be very impactful... "We talked about [Monteith's image] at Cory's service - that he was really vibrant [and] what we also said is that you see some people struggling with addiction, and it's clear that they are put into a category: like  'Oh, he was dark,' or 'she was always partying' but Cory was a big open wonderful life force. No problem. Everyone loved him. He looked as straight as an arrow, and was open about his past...It was an accident that happened to someone struggling with an addiction and who hopefully was going to come out of it."

Separately, Reilly indicated that "Glee" might - might - end after next season. In a scrum with reporters this morning, he indicated that the sixth would be the last, though it was couched in a never-say-never sort of way: As posted in "EW," he said, “I would not anticipate it goes beyond two more seasons. Never say never, but there’s two very clear [story] arcs to get to that end and conclude. If we discover a new crop of kids and there’s some breakout we like … [but] right now, we’re thinking two seasons.”

Tags: Cory Monteith , Fox , Glee , Kevin Reilly

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