The next season of "Glee" will be its last, so says co-creator of the series Ryan Murphy.

At a Paley Center event honoring FX Network last night, Murphy said the show will not go on beyond its sixth season. Murphy also admitted that the death of Cory Monteith has forced him to come up with a different ending for the show.

Murphy explained, "The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn's story. I always knew that, I always knew how it would end. I knew what the last shot was, he was in it. I knew what the last line was, she said it to him. So when a tragedy like that happens you sort of have to pause and figure out what you want to do, so we're figuring that out now."

News of "Glee" coming to a close after its 2014 run arrives after the dramedy received a hearty double renewal in April, well before Monteith's untimely death.

The show said goodbye to Monteith in last week's episode. In his review, Variety's Brian Lowry called the episode "emotional and heartfelt" but also "a missed opportunity." The episode gave "Glee" its best ratings of the season, delivering 7.4 million total viewers, or a 75% spike since the previous week.

Overall, however, the series has seen a steady decline in ratings since its sophomore season. September's season five bow drew 5.2 million viewers, a 30% drop off since the season four premiere.

TVLine's Michael Ausiello was first to report the news of "Glee's" final season.


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