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You know it has to be something big to make the Gleeks form a united front. It's a pretty divided fanbase to begin with.

And you really know something's up when the A.T. readers actually agree on something, like Ryan Murphy needing to speak up for Gleek's sake!

We've been saying how Ryan needs to get his act together and throw the cast a bone, and so we're kinda pleased to find out that he technically did on Thursday.

But this bone was microscopic, Gleeks...

After weeks of avoiding all journalists in sight, R.M. finally came out into the sunlight.

No, not with a classy press release or an apology or anything, but he did have the guts to talk to

So here's Murphy's excuse: He claims he never was going to fire anyone from Glee, but that they were in talks for a spinoff with Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer.

OK, Ryan, we're listening, but then why was Chris so confused about his Twitter firing? "I think that he was getting a lot of calls with people saying, 'You're fired. You're fired,' " R.M. said. "And all of them knew they weren't fired, but it was an awful thing to read. And I felt for them. And they couldn't come out and say, 'No, we weren't fired. We're talking about a spinoff' because we told them not to."

It does seem a little bit weird though that Chris would lie instead of dancing around the question like the typical H'wood crew does.

And if you thought that meant that you can continue to see Lea, Chris and Cory dancing around onscreen, well don't breathe a song-filled sigh of relief just yet, Gleeks.

‘Cause the fickle little Ryan says the spinoff idea is no longer, for now.

"Some of the actors that we discussed doing spinoffs do not want to do a spinoff. It's hard to do a spinoff on a show where an actor says no," said Ryan. "As of now, I can tell you I'm not working on it."

But while doing Comic-Con press, executive producers Brad Falchuk and Dante Di Loreto made a point of saying that they do look to the fans reaction for direction.

See, this is what we don't get. You guys at Glee claim that you pay attention to fan response. We're just wondering when that's going to kick in.

And we get that Ryan can't make his employees do a spinoff, but fan efforts to keep castmembers like Chord Overstreet on with the Don't Cut the Chord campaign, did squat.

So we must ask, Murphy, Falchuk and Di Loreto, are you still listening? Just doesn't sound like it.

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