Lea Michele, Cory Monteigh and Chris Colfer Leaving 'Glee'

July 14, 2011 By:
Lea Michele, Cory Monteigh and Chris Colfer Leaving 'Glee'

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news Glee fans, but it looks like some of your favorite stars won’t be back for season 4 of the hit Fox show.

‘Glee’ creator Ryan Murphy confirmed that Lea Michele, Cory Monteigh and Chris Colfer won’t be back for the next season.

Ryan told The Hollywood Reporter that “more characters are leaving than are staying,” adding "We made that decision and I involved Chris and Lea and they thought that was a good idea. They both trust the writing and trust me and felt that it would be great to have an open and closed experience for them to go out while they were on top.”

Interestingly enough, Chris got an Emmy nomination this morning for his portrayal of Kurt on the show.

“There were rumors that I might get nominated again, but I was thinking I wouldn’t,” Colfer told EW. ”It was a surprise. I think there is so much anxiety that comes with awards show and nominations and I was focusing on all the bad. The category is so so tough, so selective, that I didn’t think I get another nomination.”

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