No. 3: Glee graduating seniors debacle In early July, Ryan Murphy gave an interview saying that Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer would not return for the dramedy’s fourth season. Then a few weeks later, Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk announced at Comic-Con that just because the three were graduating this season, it didn’t mean they were leaving the show. Huh? Long story short, it’s status quo at McKinley High.