Glee Rumor Patrol: Is Lea Michele Getting a Spinoff? Find Out!

Exclusive! A source tells us that "There is Glee and Glee only." But the show is considering sending Chris Colfer's character to Russia in the sixth and final season

By Kristin Dos Santos, Tierney Bricker Nov 05, 2013 5:57 PMTags
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A spinoff is born?!

Another day, another Glee rumor, people! After reports of the Fox hit series possibly shifting focus entirely on its New York storylines in the sixth and (and presumably) final season and a source exclusively revealing to E! News that Kurt (Chris Colfer) may move to Russia next year, rumors are now circulating that Ryan Murphy is working on a spinoff series for star Lea Michele.

So is Rachel Berry heading off into a new direction (Get it?!), away from her glee family? You can officially file this one under: So. Not. True.

"There is Glee and Glee only," a source who works on the show tells us exclusively.

So now that that's cleared up, let's go over what we do know, mmmkay?

A source tells us that the Glee creative team is currently mulling over three possible ideas for next season. The first requires very warm clothing. "We are mulling around the idea of moving Kurt to Russia," one insider spilled. A recently enacted law in the country outlaws "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors," which leads us to believe Kurt, who recently got engaged to boyfriend Blaine (Darren Criss) would be heading to Russia on an LGBT rights mission.

The two other possibilities include a move entirely to New York City-centric storylines and a yet-to-be revealed third option (which could possibly include McKinley High).

Currently, the show is splitting time between New York City, where Rachel lives with Kurt and Santana (Naya Rivera) and McKinley, with Blaine, Sam (Chord Overstreet), Artie (Kevin McHale) and Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) all set to graduate at the end of Glee's school year.

Murphy recently opened up about having to re-think the series' ending after the tragic death of star Cory Monteith, who played Finn, the group's leader and Rachel's boyfriend.

"The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn's story," Murphy told reporters. "I knew what the last shot was, he was in it. I knew what the last line was, she said it to him. So when a tragedy like that happens you sort of have to pause and figure out what you want to do, so we're figuring that out now." He added that he and cocreators Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan have "a good idea" of how the series will end.