Update: "It's true," executive producer Brad Falchuk just confirmed to me exclusively: John Stamos will definitely be coming on for Glee's second season! "Not sure how many episodes yet," he says.
Somewhere, Jayma Mays is crying with happy delirium. And I imagine, some of you fellow fans.
Here are more details on this awesome casting...
In what can only be described as an obvious ploy by my former future husband to recapture my attention, John Stamos is, as EW reported, joining Glee.
So why am I gonna have to put the smackdown on Jayma Mays?
In tonight's episode (which I was on set for—playing a zombie!) we'll learn that Jayma's character, Emma, is "dating" her dentist. And that dentist will indeed be one Mr. John Stamos, who will appear in season two in a recurring role.
The irony here? You may remember that Emma has already talked about John Stamos. In the September 18 episode "Acafellas," Jayma's character said this line: "They say it takes certainty more than talent to make a star. I mean, look at John Stamos."
Hilarious, right?! And further proof that John--and the producers--have a great sense of humor. I'm told the idea to get him on the show started with that very line.
And so it seems the "certain" star will get a chance to prove himself. And if you're thinking Mr. Schue (Matthew Morrison) will put the beatdown on John should they have a sing-off, well, think again! As you may remember from his Full House days, various live performances with The Beach Boys and Broadway appearances in shows like Bye Bye Birdie, the dude can sing.
Bottom line: Watch your back, Mr. Schue. 'Cause chances are Stamos' character also has a thing for personal hygiene, and we all know that is a straight arrow right through Emma's heart.
(Originally published June 9, 2010, at 12:05 p.m. PT)