The show isn’t canceled and its writers called an emergency meeting to figure out how to work his character out of the story, the piece notes.
The producers are looking at shows such as "8 Simple Rules" and "The West Wing," which also lost actors due to death. In the case of "8 Simple Rules," which lost star John Ritter due to an undiagnosed aortic dissection, the ABC comedy took a two-month break and returned with a "goodbye" episode. It also added James Garner and David Spade to fill out the cast.
TMZ cites a source close to the production saying: “’Glee’ is definitely not canceled. If you look at the dollars and cents of the show and that it was very much an ensemble with new kids being added last year when some graduated — it’s clear that the show wasn’t about one character."
The source adds: "No decision has been reached about a script yet, as it’s still early."