Entertainment TV Kevin McHale Calls 'The Price of Glee' Docuseries Trash: 'Don't Make Me Speak on This Again' The upcoming docuseries will delve into the Glee stars' lives on and off set through interviews with "those outside of the cast bubble who can provide no-strings-attached perspectives" By Stephanie Wenger Stephanie Wenger Instagram Twitter Stephanie Wenger is a TV Writer/Reporter at PEOPLE. She joined the brand in 2021 as digital news writer, spanning across the site's verticals. She previously contributed to E! Online, HollywoodLife, Discover Los Angeles, Oscar.com and Hollywood.com. She appeared on air at AfterBuzz TV. She began her journalism career as an intern at Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. She graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor's in communications and received a Master's in journalism from the University of Southern California. People Editorial Guidelines Published on December 12, 2022 08:07PM EST Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Paul Morigi/Getty Kevin McHale is speaking out against the upcoming docuseries, The Price of Glee. The 34-year-old actor, who played Artie Abrams on Glee, responded to a tweet that claimed the Fox series' cast and crew were "involved" in the three-part Investigation Discovery docuseries. "Show me this 'cast' you speak of," the star wrote on Friday night. "This is [trash]." "This was the nice version, ftr [for the record]," he added. "Don't make me speak on this again." McHale's former castmate Jenna Ushkowitz — who played Tina Cohen-Chang on the comedy-musical series — showed her support by responding to his tweet with a nervous face emoji. Kevin McHale/Twitter Despite rumors of the cast's involvement, a press release for the docuseries clearly states that no cast members would be featured on the show. Instead, the network said the episodes would feature "those outside of the cast bubble who can provide no-strings-attached perspectives, such as: relatives and friends of Glee cast members; those who were on the set and close to it such as set decorators, hairdressers, stylists and publicists; and entertainment reporters who covered the phenomenon." The Price of Glee Exposes 'Poisonous' Side of Fame After 3 Stars' Deaths: 'There's Still Someone to Blame' In November, Ushkowitz — who co-hosts the Glee rewatch podcast, And That's What You Really Missed, with McHale — opened up about her concerns for the upcoming docuseries. "In terms of the Discovery+ documentary, it feels even more important, to me at least, to do the podcast because we were the ones who were there," Ushkowitz told Buzzfeed. "And we were the ones experiencing this. And we know what really happened. So you know, for me, it feels even more pertinent to actually be the ones to share our experience when people are sharing experiences that they didn't have." David Becker/Getty Glee's Kevin McHale and Jenna Ushkowitz Dish on Strip Clubbing and Breathalyzer Testing Behind the Scenes Fellow Glee alum Chord Overstreet also weighed in on the docuseries back in August. "I think all that's bulls---. I think anybody that knows anything about that show and experienced it doesn't have anything to do with that, from what I know," he explained on The Elvis Duran Show. "We're all really close and pretty much like family. Nobody knows anything about that. I think it's a little bit of like, just trying to get people to watch something." "I don't think anybody really knows anything about it," he added of his costars' knowledge of the docuseries. "I think it's just like a tabloid thing trying to sell." Earlier this month, Investigation Discovery released the first trailer for The Price of Glee, a three-part docuseries about the Fox hit show and its dark behind-the-scenes drama, including the sudden deaths of stars Cory Monteith, Naya Rivera, and Mark Salling. Glee Alums Kevin McHale and Jenna Ushkowitz Say Death of Naya Rivera Led Them to End Original Podcast "In May 2009, 10 young actors made their TV debut on Glee. By 2020, all of them would be famous, and three would be dead," the trailer explained in dark, bolded text. As fans know, Monteith, Rivera and Salling all died at young ages, and by tragic circumstances. Monteith, who played quarterback Finn Hudson, was 31 when he died of a heroin overdose on July 13, 2013. Rivera portrayed cheerleader Santana Lopez and died at age 33 on July 13, 2020 after she accidentally drowned during a boating trip with her son at a Southern California lake. Salling played jock Noah "Puck" Puckerman and died at age 35 in an apparent suicide weeks before he was scheduled to be sentenced to prison for possessing child pornography. The trailer provided a chilling preview of what's to come with heart-wrenching clips, including Salling's body in a post-mortem bag being pushed away by authorities and a clip of the police conference that was held following the discovery of Rivera's body in Lake Piru. "I don't want to say the C word — the 'curse' word — but that's where your mind goes," says one person in the trailer. "My first reaction is blame. I still feel that there is someone to blame," says another interviewee. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. The Price of Glee premieres all three episodes on Monday, January 16 at 9 p.m. ET on ID, and will be available to stream the same day on discovery+.