When I first skimmed this Hollywood Reporter article on cast changes to GLEE, I thought the actors involved -- Colfer, Lea Michelle, and Cory Monteith -- were already told that they were leaving at the end of Season 3 -- or that perhaps they all decided to leave to pursue successful solo careers. But not so for Colfer, who also just received an Emmy nomination for his performance in the show. He later told Access Hollywood:
"Yeah, I found out (on Twitter) that they made that announcement. I didn’t necessarily know that it was going to be our last season next year, I knew something like that was coming up eventually. I mean, we can’t be there forever...I don’t necessarily want to leave so soon, but I mean, it’s fine. It’s what it is. And all things come to an end."While I get the idea that the actors are playing high-school students, and that at some point their characters must graduate -- it's interesting that the producers are going to cycle in a newer, younger cast. You know -- just like the Power Rangers or Menudo!