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As we watched the Cory Monteith tribute episode of Glee tonight, we couldn't dodge the thought that this show will never truly be the same again. Can the show really continue without Finn? Sure, he was only a minor character lately, but he's still such a huge part of the heart of the show. So will Glee end now that he's not around.

The answer... yes. Sort of. Glee is coming to an end. Yes, you read that correctly: The end is in sight. Fox president Kevin Reilly told reporters on August 1 that — barring unforeseen circumstances — the hit series will end after Seasons 5 and 6.

"I would not anticipate it going beyond two more seasons," E! Online reports the Fox boss saying. "Look, never say never, but there's two very clear arcs to get to the end and conclude. If we discover a new crop of kids and there's some breakout in life, who knows? But right now we're just thinking about two more seasons."

Back in April, Fox made the somewhat surprising decision to renew Glee not just for Season 5, but for Season 6 as well. Then leading man Cory Monteith (Finn) died of a drug overdose in July, and the fate of the show suddenly felt very uncertain.

But leading lady Lea Michele (Rachel) declared she was sticking with the show, and though some thought that Fox might still cancel it then and there, the network did no such thing. Fox is honoring  their original order and giving the show two more seasons as planned. Of course, if show ratings decline all season long, there's a possibility that Fox could decide to scrap Season 6. But no such decision has been made so far.

After Season 6, at least, Glee’s chances doesn't really look good. We appreciate that Kevin’s answer gives fans a shred of hope. But it really is just a shred. Unless the show can reach huge ratings and reinvent itself with a new cast, we probably only have two more years. Still, two years is a whole heck of a lot better than nothing. We’ll take it.

Source: E! Online