The Real Reason Why 'Glee' Will Have a Shorter Final Season

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Don't worry, Gleeks! We've finally got details on the shortened final season. 

The show's sixth and final season was trimmed from 22 to 13 episodes, but FOX's Chairman and CEO Peter Rice assured fans that Glee will "go out in a way that celebrates it."

"I think Glee is one of the great shows in television history... it was so hot and so big," said Rice at the 2014 Summer TCA Press Tour on Sunday. "It touched so many hearts and it brought social issues to floor, and it burned so hot and so fast."

According to E! News, the final season will jump forward in time and shift away from New York City. Naya Rivera, who formerly starred as Santana Lopez, will no longer be a series regular, instead appearing as a recurring guest star

However, fans should expect to see much of the original cast returning to the series for a big finish. The show's creator, Ryan Murphy, said: "My feeling about the last season of Glee is very clear, and that is that we will be reacing out to all of the regulars on the show, that original group of Glee club members and teachers, and anybody who wants to come back can come back. Anybody who wants to be a part of the show, we welcome them."

The final season will air in midseason 2015. Are you disappointed by the amount of episodes? 

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Originally from El Paso, Texas, Cristina Mari Arreola earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to BrooklynNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or baking her favorite sweets. You can follow her on Twitter at @c_arreola

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