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Emma’s parents, Brittany’s houseguest, and less Zizes and Karofsky: Glee casting and character news round-up

September 14, 2011
Damian McGinty

Glee Project winner Damian will play exchange student Rory

With the beginning of season three now LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY, new casting announcements and updates on some of our favourite characters have been swirling around online. To help keep you in the loop on the most important stuff, here’s a quick rundown:

  • Meet Emma’s Parents: Following the news that Mike Chang’s parents have been cast, Glee will also be introducing Mr. and Mrs. Pillsbury in an early season 3 episode! Don Most (Happy Days) and Valerie Mahaffey (Desperate Housewives) will be playing Rusty and Rose Pillsbury. Two big questions remain: Why are Emma’s parents visiting? And are Will and Emma that serious that he’ll be getting to meet the parents? (Full story at TV Guide)
  • The Irish are Coming…and so is Britt’s mom!: Glee Project winner Damian McGinty will be starting his stint on Glee in episode four, as an exchange student named Rory who will be staying with Brittany’s family. Brittany living with a boy with an accent? The jokes just write themselves, folks. She’s not going to understand a word he’s saying! Also, since Damian’s going to be staying at Chez Pierce, Glee is currently looking to cast Brittany’s mom! There’s no word yet on who might play her mama, but I’ve seen many fans suggest Lisa Kudrow, and I can totally get behind that idea! (Full story at E! Online)
  • Less Zizes and Less Karofsky: Fan favourites Lauren Zizes and Dave Karofsky are both expected to get less screen time this season, at least in the beginning. As both characters are recurring, rather than regulars, it’s not terribly surprising that we’d be seeing these two less, but by the end of last season, Lauren was seeming to become quite a mainstay on our TV screens each week. Especially surprising is the news of why we won’t be seeing much of Lauren: rumour has it that she’s going to be quitting New Directions and breaking up with bad-boy-BF Puck. (Full story on Zizes at TV Line here and on Karofsky at TV Line here)
What do you think of all these new developments, gleeks? Are you excited to meet Emma’s parents, and Brittany’s mom, too? What do you think of Damian’s character? And are you feeling sad, happy, or completely unaffected by the news of less Zizes and Karofsky? Share your thoughts in the commments!
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One Comment leave one →
  1. Rev permalink
    September 15, 2011 4:52 pm

    Lisa Kudrow Would Be So Awesome as Britney’s Mom!!

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