Glee Casting Scoop: Cheyenne Jackson to Take Over Vocal Adrenaline

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Cheyenne Jackson is taking over on Glee.

Although previously spoilers have revealed that Idina Menzel will reprise her role as Shelby on season two, we can confirm that she will NOT return as the coach of Vocal Adrenaline.

Instead, that gig will fall to a character portrayed by Jackson, a Broadway star most recently seen on 30 Rock as a new cast member of TGS.

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Jackson will appear on multiple episodes next season.

In other Glee casting news: Patrick Gallagher will not return as Ken Tanaka; while Chord Overstreet will come aboard as a rival for Finn.

The show premieres its new season on Tuesday, September 21.

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damn it! i wanted bryan ryan to coach VA!!!!

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if Shelby don't return as coach for VA, we'll see her probably dealing motherwood with Beth of course but also Rachel...I think they'll have more scene together. Poor Rach, it could be heartbreaking for her again but it's Rach! She's strong! (until now...)

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I like Ken Tanaka. I feel bad he's leaving the show.

Lexzie

"she will NOT return as the coach of Vocal Adrenaline" so what's her role for season 2???? i want to see rachel & shelby again!!!! "while Chord Overstreet will come aboard as a rival for Finn" i can't wait for that happen

Ilovechriscolfer

....am I the only one who's seriously pissed about this? There was still so much they could have done with her character, and i love her chemistry with Mr. Schue :)
and... I loved Ken Tanaka. He was so painfully awkward, it was hilarious.
I totally support bringing new people to the show, but I kind of feel like they're replacing some of what they already had. And I don't like it.

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Rachel: This is what I wanted!
Sam: No, what you wanted was a second chance to get it right and Carmen just gave it to you. If you throw all that away you're going to be making the same mistake all over again

Finn: I seem to recall a rumor about a certain cheerleading coach at this school who once took horse estrogen and posed for Penthouse back in the day. So maybe I can just track that down and make a few copies and sell those to raise money for Regionals.
Sue: That's nothing but a rumor. But if that rumor were true, my Penthouse centerfold so groundbreaking that it completely redefined the term 'hirsute,' and gave birth unto these United States a pose so limber they named it the Regal American Not-So-Bald Spread Eagle, I promise you, my friend, you would never find it.