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Chris Colfer Isn’t Leaving ‘Glee’ — But Maybe He Should

Chris Colfer Isn't Leaving 'Glee' -- But Maybe He Should

This , a Tweet went out from "Glee" star Chris Colfer’s official account saying "due to person issues, I have been let go from the cast of GLEE. Explanations will come shortly…" 

An explanation did arrive today, but that’s the only part of the message that’s true. According to Colfer’s agent (as told to THR), Colfer isn’t going anywhere. His account was hacked, and the actor will be returning for the sixth and final season of the FOX musical. 

But should he?

The obvious answer is yes, considering that there’s only one year left and he owes that much to the fans (or as much as any actor can "owe" anything to the community that helped make him a star). He’s committed to it, and there’s no reason to jump ship now, burning bridges left and right.

That being said, "Glee" is in rough shape. After having one of the highest rated first seasons in recent memory and sparking a glut of television musicals ("Nashville," "Smash"), the FOX dramedy has taken a rating dive over the past four seasons that’s equal to its incredible rise in Season 1. Last season’s finale averaged a mere 1.9 million viewers and a 0.6 ratings in the 18-49 demographic, a target audience the show used to dominate every week. In comparison, the Season 1 finale drew more than 11 million viewers.

Ryan Murphy’s show has seen a steep decline in quality since its first season, and Colfer’s exit would not have been the first from the talented cast: Dianna Agron, Heather Morris, Mark Salling, and Harry Shum Jr. have all left the show recently, after being regulars on the musical from the start (though they have returned as guest stars). However, Colfer would have been the biggest name to go.

While there’s no guarantee for post-"Glee" success, sticking around won’t net the young actor any more respect within the industry or earn him any new fans. He’s already won a Golden Globe and earned two Emmy nominations while on "Glee," making him the most decorated newcomer from the cast (Jane Lynch also earned a career resurgence, but we already loved her). Now may be the time for him to branch out into something new, like the Noel Coward biopic he’ll be doing with Vanessa Redgrave. It would be more than a shame for him to miss out on any roles while shooting "Glee" — it would be downright dangerous for his career.

Gleeks may not want to hear it, but perhaps the hacker gave Colfer some much needed advice.

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I love lea she’s the best that ever a happend to me


I love chris he’s the best that ever a happyend to me


Ummm you left out one very BIG reason why the show has been in rough shape and hit a major decline this passed season. Did you forget the tragedy conerning the death of Chris's costar and friend Cory Monteith last year???? His star power alone packed in more fans than any other castmember on that stupid show and he never once got any stupid popaularity awards (except for a lousy TC award) for his amazingly underrated work on the glee. And if i remember correctly the rapid decline in the ratings happened not just because of bad writing or when castmembers like Mark, Dianna, Heather and Amber; try when Cory's screentime was deceased near the end of season 2 and all of season 3 & 4. You mentioned the ratings were low in the season 4 finale well guess what? Cory wasn't part of that finale either because he was in treatment at the time. He was the show's leading man and a major reason why the show was successful for as long as it was; his memorial episode is the ONLY successful episode of season five while Chris's barely packed a punch. Shouldn't that fact alone tell you something? Not that Chris isn't talented and deserves to be sucessful he does but he wasn't/isn't glee's leading man and neither was anyone else who left the show of their choice. That show hit rock bottom after Cory's death and it shows just as much as the big gaping hole he left behind. You guys can paint this anyway you want but the facts remain and the fact was Cory was glee's lead and rising star who probably would've gone on to bigger and better things (evident by his last two critically praised performances in his final films) if it had been different. But glee lost its star and the last shred of its soul when he died; he was who majority of the general audience watched for and identified with. Nobody really cares about glee anymore or who's still left. And I'm saying this without being biased.


"Dianna Agron, Mark Salling, and Harry Shum Jr". they didn't leave the show their contract were not renewed. Some of them are stuck until the end due to contracts.

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