Lea Michele, Cory Monteith & Chris Colfer Not Returning To Glee

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By Amber GoodhandRadar Staff Reporter

Glee is losing three of its main cast members who will be graduating from the high school-themed show, RadarOnline.com has learned.

Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith will not be returning for season four of the hit Fox series, according to the show’s creator, Ryan Murphy.

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“You can keep them on the show for six years and people will criticize you for not being realistic, or you can be really true to life and say when they started the show they were very clearly sophomores and they should graduate at the end of their senior year,” Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter.

“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.”

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As for Monteith, Murphy acknowledged he didn’t have a talk with him, but assumes he knows it’s the end of the line since he was a sophomore when he started the show.

“He knows he was a sophomore when the show started,” Murphy said.

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As RadarOnline.com previously reported, fan favorite Chord Overstreet won’t be returning as a regular on the show either, but will just keep his title as a recurring character.

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