How will 'Glee' write Finn Hudson off the show following Cory Monteith's death? Fox president Kevin Reilly explains how the show will pay tribute to Cory, including special PSAs to be recorded by his co-stars. %VIRTUAL-Slideshow-2979%
When Cory Monteith died last month from a drug overdose, many wondered how Glee would explain his death within the show.
How would the series go on without Finn Hudson?
At today's TCA presentations, Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly finally spoke about how the series would move forward, noting that Glee will "deal directly with the incidents involved in Cory's passing."
Will Finn die from drug abuse?
Kevin Reilly said, "No. I can't confirm that at all."
He also confirmed the decision for the actors to return to work following Cory's passing, noting that Lea Michele has been "a pillar of strength" and "was the first one to say I want to get back to work."
Look for the special Cory tribute episode to air following two Beatles-focused episodes,
Cory's co-stars will record public service announcements about drug abuse to air during the episode as well.
Additionally, music sales from the episode will be donated to "start a fund for Cory."