Kevin McHale Dishes On A Glee Spinoff & What Losing Cory Monteith Meant For The Show

Kevin McHale Talks Glee

Here’s some insider info for all you Gleeks out there!

Kevin McHale, who played Artie Abrams on the Fox hit, Glee, sat down for an interview this week and answered some quick question regarding his time with Glee, possible spinoff rumors as well as when the show REALLY started to go downhill in his opinion.

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When asked about the possibility of a spinoff, Kevin had a very realistic take on the show and how it sat with its fanbase noting:

“Towards the end, there weren’t that many people watching Glee. So I don’t know how many people would then watch a spinoff. We’re off the air for a reason.”

Guess that squashes that! It doesn’t sound like we’re going to get any side adventures from the New Directions crew, but we can always dream!

When McHale was asked about when he felt Glee “jumped the shark,” he took a moment and gave a very well thought out response:

“I will say, not to bring it down or anything, when Cory Monteith died. I don’t think the show ever came back from that. It wasn’t for a lack of trying, but the story was going in one direction with his character [Finn Hudson] and he was one of two main characters of the show.”

It was hard enough for fans of the show to hear about Cory’s death back in July of 2013, but we can’t imagine how much harder it must have been for family, friends and castmates of his.

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Of course we’d always love more Glee, as it’s been a BLAST watching the past six years, but we understand that shows change and evolve and can’t always overcome the loss of a fan and cast favorite like Monteith. We’ll just have to settle for re-watching our faves on Netflix!

Do you agree with Kevin? Do you think the show started to go downhill after Monteith’s death, or could they have found a way to keep the spark alive?

[Image via WENN.]

May 6, 2015 1:50pm PDT

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