Fox is keeping it in the family with the newest (potential) addition to its primetime line-up. TVLine reports that “American Idol” alumna Jessica Sanchez, who finished in second place during the competition series’ 11th season, is in talks to join the cast of “Glee.”
The specifics of her role are not known, but the report indicates that Jessica would enroll at McKinley High (or perhaps the New York Academy for the Dramatic Arts) mid-way through season four.
…A season that will be unlike any before it. Fox execs revealed last month that the dramedy will take on a show-within-a-show format, splitting time between Lima, Ohio, and New York City. And despite speculation that some stars (we’re looking at you, Amber Riley) wouldn’t be returning, series creator Ryan Murphy told Vulture the entire gang will be back.
“It doesn’t mean everyone will be doing 22 episodes, but everyone wants to stay in our family and our world,” he said. “I wanted to make sure those actors know that if they want to have a home, they have a home. If they want to explore new and different things while also having a home, that is also an option.”
If Jessica does indeed sign on, she won’t be the only addition to the musical series: Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson are slated for guest roles during the upcoming season.
“Glee” returns to televisions September 13.
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