A Fox source has told the New York Daily News that production may now be delayed a month “to let everyone breathe.” As is, the airing of Glee and other series on the network is typically interrupted in October by Major League Baseball playoffs, so if the Fox source is correct, that could push the premiere of the musical dramedy’s fifth season back to November.
“The Glee Project will not be returning to Oxygen, but we are extremely proud of this series which launched the careers of several talented individuals. The show had so much heart and we thank Ryan Murphy and all of the creative talent who helped make the series a critical darling,” a network rep said to Entertainment Weekly in a statement.
The Glee Project aired on Oxygen for two seasons, and brought stardom to Damien McGinty, whose character Rory Flanagan appeared in Season 3 of Glee, and Blake Jenner, who starred as Ryder Lynn in Season 4 and is set to return as a cast regular this fall.
Over the weekend, McGinty tweeted the following about Monteith: “The guy I shot my first acting scene with. The nicest guy I’ve met. I can’t believe it.”