Glee 4 News: Jessica Sanchez Will Head A Rival Choir, Aisha Tyler Casted

Glee co-creator, Ryan Murphy reveals details about the character Jessica Sanchez will play when her episodes air next year to the Filipino press. The American Idol runner-up was recently cast in a recurring role on the FOX musical comedy. Until now, we know the singer would be filming her episodes in January, her role on the show was shrouded in mystery.

“Yes, Jessica Sanchez is joining ‘Glee,’” Ryan confirmed. We asked Ryan what her role would be and he said, “Well, when you have a voice like that, we wanted her to be in every episode this year. But she couldn’t because of the tour. She is doing an album so we worked it out that she will probably do two or three episodes so that will probably be 16, 17, 18 when we get into the regionals competition. I would imagine she is going to be the big voice star of another competing choir who gives them a run for their money.

OK. I don’t want to brag or anything. Oh what the hell. I totally called the role Jessica would play. Score! Also, for your information, the dates of the three episodes are:

4×16 – Feb 21
4×17 – March 21
4×18 – March 28

Glee typically goes on hiatus in March. These dates are subject to change, of course.

Now, for a little Glee casting news. Aisha Tyler, currently a co-host on The Talk, has been tapped to play the mother of new kid, Jake Puckerman (Jacob Artist). Jake is half-brother to Noah Puckerman (Mark Salling). The two share a dead-beat dad who has abandoned both his progeny.

Aisha is currently filming her Glee episoded. I love her! She’s a very gifted comic actress (does anybody remember her on Talk Soup?) But I’m sure she’ll get the chance to flex her drama chops as well. You know. It’s Glee. Right now, episodes 9 and 10 are being shot. SYTYCD judge, Adam Shankman is directing 4×10, which is the Glee Christmas episode.

Via and TV Line

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