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How Cory Monteith's Death Impacts "Glee"

By Garth Franklin Monday July 15th 2013 10:59AM

One of the most difficult facts of show business is that the business must go on, even in the face of a tragic death.

As Cory Monteith's body undergoes an autopsy today, Fox execs are also stuck with a grim task - how to handle the return of the series.

Filming on the fifth season was originally slated to begin next week ahead of a mid-September launch. The network had planned to get a bunch of episodes made and broadcast ahead of post-season baseball.

The first two episodes were already penned with the return of Monteith's character Finn Hudson to have played an important part. Now, all of those plans are in the air.

Creator Ryan Murphy is famous for turning news headlines into "Glee" storylines, it's now thought the opening episodes of the new season will deal with this tragedy. In what way though remains to be seen.

Source: Deadline

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