Nip/Tuck alum Jessalyn Gilsig is moving from the crazy role she had on the FX series to a seemingly normal but no less demanding role as the lead's wife on the upcoming Fox musical comedy series Glee, which is also created by Nip/Tuck creator Ryan Murphy.
Described by Murphy as "a very optimistic, uplifting show for a very dark time," Glee revolves Will (Matthew Morrison), a Spanish teacher at an Ohio high school who takes it upon himself to take over the school's less-than-spectacular glee cub. Gilsig will play the role of Will's 30ish, attractive, and Midwestern wife, who herself is a former glee club member.
The one-hour series, however, will center more on McKinley High School's glee club, which used to be at the top of the show choir world. Will is determined to turn things around by conquering the biggest stage of them all - Nationals.
The current batch of Glee Club members, however, leave much to be desired, including nerdy soprano Kurt (Chris Colfer); dynamic diva-in-the-making Mercedes (Amber Riley); geeky guitarist Arty (Kevin McHale); and awkward Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz). However, hope lies in two real talents: perfectionist dreamer Rachel (Lea Michelle) and hot quarterback Finn (Cory Monteith).
While Will is determined to bring the Glee Club to its former glory, everyone else thinks he is too ambitious for his own good, including his pregnant wife and McKinley's cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch).
Fox ordered 13 episodes of Glee
, which is set to have a special preview right after American Idol
's May 19 episode.
works on so many levels that we want to utilize American Idol
to jump-start positive buzz, which will spread over the summer and into the show's launch in the fall," said Kevin Reilly, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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