'Glee' to end after season six

Lea Michele (WENN.COM file photo)

Lea Michele (WENN.COM file photo)

Steve Tilley, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:07 PM ET

Curtain to fall on Glee

Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy said this week the show will have one more season after the current one, and then it will take its bow. The musical drama was renewed for two seasons before star Cory Monteith died of a drug overdose in a Vancouver hotel this past summer, and those two seasons will play out, albeit under very different circumstances. "The final year of the show, which will be next year, was really designed around the Rachel and Cory/Finn story," Murphy said at an FX Network event. But his reworked plan for the sixth and last season of the show will hold up, Murphy said, even without Monteith. "I think it's very satisfactory and kind of in his honour, which I love."

Too much heat? Better not tweet

Damon Lindelof, executive producer of TV's Lost and writer of Star Trek Into Darkness, Prometheus, World War Z and others, has apparently given up on Twitter. Lindelof was among Hollywood's early Twitter adopters, and was active and engaging on the social media service. But this week, Lindelof tweeted, "After much thought and deliberation, I've decided t" - and then deleted his Twitter page. A tongue-in-cheek way of vanishing from Twitter, for sure, but the suggestion is that Lindelof simply got sick of all the haters, many of whom still ragged on him for Lost's series finale. It's been years, folks. Move on.

Lights out for South Park

Ever wonder how South Park is always so topical and timely, skewering events in recent headlines? It's because the Trey Parker and Matt Stone comedy is produced on one of the tightest turnaround deadlines in TV-dom. Unfortunately that process bit them in the butt this week when a power outage at the show's animation studios on Tuesday caused them to miss the delivery deadline for Wednesday night's episode. That episode - Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers - will instead air next Wednesday on MuchMusic.

Blasts from the past

From Mad Men to Masters of Sex, period shows dripping with the flavour of their respective decades seem to be all the rage - even the '80s-set sitcom The Goldbergs got another three-episode order to extend its tenuous lease on life. That trend looks set to continue with a couple of new period dramas heading into development, including ABC's The Astronaut Wives Club, a miniseries based on the 1960s-set novel, and a yet-to-be-titled drama set in Hawaii in 1957, two years before the island paradise became the 50th state. The Hawaii show, in the pilot stage for Fox, will be directed by the Fast & Furious franchise's Justin Lin.


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