The beat will go on for “Glee.”
After the death of star Cory Monteith rocked Hollywood, to say nothing about the show’s cast and crew, the show’s writers called an emergency meeting on Wednesday to figure out how to deal with his death in the show’s overall storyline, according to TMZ.
“Glee is definitely not canceled,” a production source told the site. “If you look at the dollars and cents of the show and that it was very much an ensemble with new kids being added last year when some graduated. It’s clear that the show wasn’t about one character.”
Although the report says that no decisions have been made on how to move forward on the show, the report states that writers will look to show’s like “8 Simple Rules” and “The West Wing,” which also dealt with real-life deaths, to point them in the right direction.
Meanwhile, former on-screen girlfriend Dianna Agron paid tribute to her former co-star, telling E! Online that Monteith was “one of the most generous and kind people” she had ever encountered.
“I have never lost a friend. In this difficult time, I am leaning on all of the wonderful memories we shared with Cory, how many ways he was able to make us smile,” Agron said. “Glee was a gift to all of us. It gave us a family in this industry. We really cut our teeth and grew up on this show.”