Glee creator Ryan Murphy made big news this week when he announced that stars Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith wouldn't be returning for the show's fourth season in 2012. (Don't pretend like you don't know who we're talking about.) It's a bold move on Murphy's part, but one that he apparently didn't deign to tell his highly popular cast members first.

"I didn't necessarily know that it was going to be our last season next year," he said in an interview with Access Hollywood. "I knew something like that was coming up eventually. I mean, we can't be there forever."

How Murphy will write out Colfer, Michele and Monteith remains to be seen, but let's hope he gives them pages beforehand... and not just a DM.

[via THR]