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Ryan Murphy: No more spinoff for Glee graduates

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Ryan Murphy clears the air

So much has been said about the future of Glee lately. What's true and what's just a rumor?

What in the world is going on with Glee? It seems like no one really knows. First, Chord Overstreet was fired; then it turns out he wasn't. Next, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer learned via Twitter that they would graduate after season 3; then, co-creator Brad Falchuk said that wasn't true.

Ryan Murphy clears the air

The whole thing is enough to make the show's creator, Ryan Murphy, see red. He told Deadline that no one is leaving the show and no one's fired, though the planned spin-off show for Colfer, Monteith and Michele is off the table right now.

"I think that some of those actor's representatives spun [news of their departures] in a certain way, to be quite honest," Murphy told the website. "We weren't allowed to talk about a spin-off. It was too premature."

"To pick up and read the actors saying, 'We found out we were fired from Twitter' – all of us, the studio, the network, were like, 'Okay, that isn't exactly cool,' " Murphy added of Colfer's comments on his Twitter firing.

"So then what happened is that we decided, 'Okay, let's not do it.'"

Sounds like someone wants to assert his authority over his cast. Mission accomplished?

"Let's just concentrate on making season 3 the best that we can do," he said, adding that the spin-off show might be revisited in 2012. "They're graduating. What we wanted is to get people away from this idea that the actors were fired, which is ludicrous."

Do you think Ryan Murphy is telling the truth, or just trying to cover his tracks?

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