Glee's Mark Salling Talks Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith's Exit—Is Puck Next?

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    By now you know that the upcoming third season of Glee will be the last for Chris Colfer, Cory Monteith and Lea Michele.

    And while Gleeks everywhere mourn the loss of three of McKinley High's most talented vocalists, we asked castmate Mark Salling: Is Puck graduating too?

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    "I have no idea," Salling recently told us at his Guess? store Pipe Dreams CD signing in Hollywood. "I'm the last to know...I'm just grateful to be there and have a job and be around as long as they need me to be and want me to be."

    The 29-year-old singer says he'll definitely miss the talented trio after their departure from the series.

    "I mean, we've kind of become like a family," he says. "I'm sure they'll do wonderful things after Glee, so if that's the best thing for them to do, is move on, then I'm sure they will do great in whatever they're going to do."

    Like perhaps moving on to a Glee spinoff series?

    "I'm not a writer, but I can see that being a possibility," Salling said. "I think that's a good idea, so we'll see."

    As for what the show will be like sans Colfer, Monteith and Michele, Salling says, "People are always going to kind of look back with nostalgia on the original cast...There's still a whole new season to enjoy, and I'm sure people will fall in love with the new characters as well."

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