Glee's Jane Lynch on Guest Star Olivia Newton-John: "I'm So Excited I Can't See Straight!"

Casting special will cast three new castmembers for second season

By Kristin Dos Santos Jan 11, 2010 6:07 PMTags
Olivia Newton John, Jane LynchAstrid Stawiarz/Getty Images; Jeff Vespa/Getty Images

Glee isn't going anywhere!

Not that it comes as a huge shock, but Fox announced this morning that Glee has been given an early pickup for its second season.

Even better, they're doing a nationwide casting call for three new characters, which will air as a multipart special leading up to the season-two premiere.

And wait a minute, holy blondelicious goodness...What's this about Olivia Newton-John and Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) sharing screen time on Glee?

Jane just told us exclusively:

"I'm so excited I can't see straight! [Olivia] provided the soundtrack for my tortured adolescence. Her charitable work and commitment to making others' lives and the life of the planet better is so inspiring."

(Can't you just hear Sue Sylvester gagging? Love it!)

Olivia will guest star on the back nine of Glee when the series returns in late spring. She'll sing a duet with Jane, which is none other than "Let's Get Physical," and we can only assume Olivia will be rocking a hot sweat suit à la Sue Sylvester!

Should be just about the best thing on TV all season long, right?

As for those three roles they're casting for season two of Glee, producers are looking for actors between the ages of 16 and 26, and all hopefuls will be able to submit auditions online. You can find info and updates at www.fox.com/glee.

No word yet on whether Paula Abdul is judging. (I kid. Can you imagine?)