Katy Sagal Cast as Artie’s Mom on Glee

GLEE: Artie (Kevin McHale, L) and Finn (Cory Monteith, R) chat in the library in the "Naked" episode of GLEE airing Thursday, Jan. 31 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2013 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Eddy Chen/FOXGlee co-creator, Ryan Murphy, took to twitter last night to announce that Katy Sagal (Married With Children, Sons of Anarchy) is set to guest star on the musical comedy: “So  thrilled to announce my friend Katey Sagal is playing Artie’s mom on Glee!, tweeted Ryan, “There is nothing this woman can’t do!”

Artie is the nerdy, wheelchair-bound member of McKinley High’s glee club, New Directions.

The casting fulfills the wishes of Kevin McHale, the actor who plays Artie, who said last summer at Comic-Con that he’d love the actress to play his mom.  Glee co-creator, Ian Brennan, already envisioned Sagal’s character.  “I want her to  be a hoarder,” he said.  (That sounds really awful, actually.).

Glee has only 2 more episodes to shoot, so expect Sagal to show up on stage fairly soon.

ETA: According to Entertainment Weekly, Sagal will guest star in Episode 21,  a Stevie Wonder tribute titled “Wonder-ful” scheduled to air May 2.  It’s the episode before the May 9 finale.

Via The Hollywood Reporter


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