Glee is leaving behind its Ohio roots for the rest of the series.
At the Television Critics Association press tour Monday, Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly confirmed the rumors that Glee would be transitioning to a New York-only show. In fact, the show will be transitioning to New York sooner than previously thought.
Reilly said the rest of Glee season 5 would be set in New York, where characters like Rachel (Lea Michele), Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Santana (Naya Rivera) reside. The show will then be set entirely in New York for the remainder of the series.
"Some are going to be graduating and moving; creatively, it would be ridiculous that everybody moves to New York," Reilly said. "There will be some that will graduate and move on and they'll arc back in when we do special episodes. They'll always be a part of it. The way it's going to dovetail next season, we'll see some familiar faces coming around in some capacity. But for this season, there will be a graduation, several of the cast members will move on and a few others will go to New York."
While it seems logical that many of the students could move to New York, the teacher characters would seemingly have a less certain fate. However, Reilly noted that both Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) and Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) would continue to be in the show.
"As long as there's a show, there's Jane," he said. "We're not going to be in Ohio anymore the rest of this season."
Glee season 5 returns for its midseason premiere on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. on Fox.
Watch a trailer for the next episode of Glee here: