30 Rock Cast, Cheyenne Jackson

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The ginormous ensemble cast of 30 Rock is about to get bigger!

Sorry, all you screaming tweens, it's not Robert Pattinson or Justin Timberlake. But how about another total hottie to join the funny crew in the meantime? We're hearing rumors that Broadway star Cheyenne Jackson is set to join the cast as a permanent or semipermanent player and that he's already begun filming.

We contacted NBC for a response, but only got this noncomment:

"Unfortunately, at this time, the show is not commenting on any castings. Sorry about that."

Our source still says to look out for an announcement later on this week—did we beat NBC to the punch? Sorry 'bout that!

For those non-New York theatergoers out there who don't know who the hell Jackson is, the buff dude starred on B'way in the über-campy Xanadu and Elvis musical All Shook Up, and he's about to play the lead role in Finian's Rainbow this fall—guess he's gonna be one totally busy guy!

So who's Chey gonna play on the Emmy-winning comedy? Another superhot love interest for Tina Fey now that Jon Hamm's gone? A rival page to Kenneth? Alec Baldwin's long lost son? No word yet, but like we give a damn—any hunk the show wants to throw us, we're totally fine with!

Especially R.Pattz, who we're desperately wishing would show off his funny bone already.


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