GLEE creator RYAN MURPHY has credited his leading lady LEA MICHELE for putting the show's cast and crew before her own grief as she mourns the loss of her on and offscreen boyfriend CORY MONTEITH.
The writer/director has revealed the show will return to TV screens a week later than scheduled on 26 September (13) after careful consideration with Michele. Three episodes, including a tribute to Monteith, will air before the series is shut down for an "extended hiatus".
And Murphy admits he considered cancelling the new season of the show after Monteith's death earlier this month (Jul13), but Michele has urged him to continue.
He says, "(She's) the strongest 26 year old I know... (She) felt that the best thing for the cast and crew was to be together... She's trying to look out for 500 other people who have mortgages to pay and families to feed."