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Katey Sagal to play Artie's mom on 'Glee'

Executive producer Ryan Murphy announces dream casting on Twitter

By Mekeisha Madden Toby Apr 5, 2013 9:54AM

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Casting dreams do come true.


Kevin McHale, who plays Artie on FOX's beloved musical "Glee," said he wanted Katey Sagal to play his character's mother during a Comic-Con panel last summer -- and now she is. Executive producer Ryan Murphy made the casting announcement on Twitter late Thursday night.


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"So thrilled to announce my friend Katey Sagal is playing Artie's mom on Glee!," Murphy tweeted about the "Sons of Anarchy" star. "There is nothing this woman can't do!"


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Look for Sagal, 59, to make her grand "Glee" entrance during an episode in May, TVLine reports. No word yet on who will play Artie's dad but McHale said he'd like it to be Harry Connick Jr., 45. Hey, McHale's first wish came true. Maybe Murphy will grant a second one.


"Glee" airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

Apr 5, 2013 4:31PM
get over it , it's a job and its whom ever is best for the part able or not

Ryan Murphy erred by putting an able-bodied actor in a wheelchair. Wrong for too many reasons to post here. As far back as the 1970s then-governor Jerry Brown created PATH: Performing Arts Theater for the Handicapped ... a name that isn't PC today ... but the idea was solid. Physically challenged actors for physically challenged parts. Whatabout character flashbacks? 1) Don't do them or 2) find a reasonable look-alike.


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