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17/10/2013 12:55 BST

'Glee' To End After Sixth Series, Finale To Honour Corey Monteith

'Glee' is to end after its sixth series, it has been confirmed.

The hit FOX show - which airs in the UK on Sky One - will also honour its late star Cory Monteith in its final episode, showrunner Ryan Murphy has said.

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'Glee' was renewed for a fifth and sixth series in April - three month's before Cory's death from intoxication, and the show is currently on hiatus following the tragedy.

Speaking at a Paley Centre event of the decision to end 'Glee', Ryan said: "The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn's story," he said. "I always knew that, I always knew how it would end. 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."

"I'm going to tell the studio and the network [in a week] how after Cory's unfortunate passing we can end the show [in a way] that I think is very satisfactory. And kind of in his honour, which I love," he added.

The show recently honoured Cory with a special episode which dealt with the departure of his character Finn Hudson. It is set to air on Friday (18 October) in the UK on Sky One.

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