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Glee Season 5 Production and Premiere Date Delayed in Wake of Cory Monteith's Death

Glee Delays Premiere DateIn light of the recent death of series regular Cory Monteith, Glees fifth season has been pushed back a week, from Sept. 19 to Sept. 26.

This reflects a decision by Fox and 20th Century Fox Television to delay the start of production until early August.

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The musical dramedy’s Season 5 premiere will now air at 9/8c on Thursday, Sept. 26.

The 31-year-old Monteith passed away July 13 in Vancouver from what an autopsy determined was “a mixed drug toxicity that involved heroin, primarily, and also alcohol.”