With the end in sight for Fox’s high-profile musical series "Glee," a rumor surfaced that the network is working on a "Glee" spinoff with Lea Michele — and Fox quickly shot down the rumor, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker.
The rumor surfaced in a report published by RadarOnline that said "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy was working on the project, which would include other core cast members of the show.
The Times reports: "The hit Fox show is currently in its fifth season and is facing the roadblocks typical to television shows based on teenagers as they quickly age out of roles. A spinoff would be a good way to migrate key characters into a new playing field alongside Michele."
But after the Radar story quoted an anonymous inside source saying of the spinoff, "This is definitely happening," the Times reports: "Fox was quick to deny the story, which by Monday afternoon had been picked up by a variety of excited blogs and news outlets."
"Glee" has been renewed for a sixth season, and Murphy revealed last month that season six would be the show’s last.