‘Glee’ Season 4 Adds Kate Hudson & Sarah Jessica Parker

Published 3 years ago by , Updated July 23rd, 2013 at 9:34 am,

The shining star of Glee is looking to remain just as bright next season by adding the glamorous Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson as the latest A-listers to appear on Fox’s hit musical comedy. Fox is not saying much about what roles the two actresses will be taking on – but Parker let the news slip to Kelly Ripa this morning on Live! that she would be playing a “mentor of sorts.”

No word on whether either will sing – but Hudson has been confirmed for a six-episode arc, with Parker also appearing in a yet-to-be disclosed muti-episode arc. Hudson and Parker will join a star-studded list of guest stars that includes Whoopi Goldberg, Jeff Goldblum, Ricky Martin, Idina Menzel, and Gwyneth Paltrow – who has also expressed interest in reprising her role as the beloved substitute teacher Holly Holliday.

While details on Glee’s season 4 are still very limited – Show star Lea Michele has described creator Ryan Murphy’s ambitious plans for the upcoming season as “groundbreaking” and “revolutionary for television.” Next season Glee will convert into “show-within-a-show” style format that will bounce between McKinley High in Ohio and the performing arts school NYADA in New York City. The Ohio storyline will feature a set of new characters as well as those returning who did not graduate yet – while the NYC arc will center on returning cast members Lea Michele (Rachel), Chris Colfer (Kurt) and Cory Monteith (Fin).

Glee will also give its third season finale a star-studded send off. The finale titled “Goodbye” is set to air May 22nd and will contain guest-appearances from everyone’s favorite human train wreck Lindsay Lohan and internet loud mouth Perez Hilton. Lohan and Hilton will portray judges for Nationals along with Entourage’s Rex Lee – Gloria Estefan will also make a special guest appearance as the mother of Santana Lopez (Naya Rivera), with Estefan stating “I’m a big Gleek myself!”

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Besides a new show set-up, Glee will also be moving to a new night. Fox will be creating a more music-centric Thursday night line-up this Fall by pairing Glee with both The X Factor (in the Fall) and the American Idol results show (in the Spring). President of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Co, Kevin Reilly calls the shows “culture-driving hits” and “strong returning tentpoles.” – and has announced that Britney Spears and Demi Lovato have been confirmed to sit on the judges panel alongside L.A. Reid and Simon Cowell on X Factor this fall.

Fox’s Tuesday nights will now stick to comedy, with returning series New Girl and Raising Hope alongside freshmen shows Ben and Kate and The Mindy Project, starring Mindy Kaling of The Office.


More on Glee’s upcoming season when the info comes in and catch the season 3 finally May 22 @ 8pm on Fox.

Source: EW

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  1. i must quote south park here “how come a transvestite donkey witch is standing next to you and why is it wearing a dress?”

    • HA! I did find her cute in ‘Hocus Pocus’ for some reason, but then again I was 12.

  2. Two more reasons to avoid Glee at all costs.

  3. “Shining star” of Glee? Really? I was under the impression that the ratings have dropped. I myself stopped watching it after it became clear that the show pushed an extreme liberal agenda while belittling, ridiculing, and stereotyping conservatives.

  4. Sarah JessICKa Parker is an A-list actress?… I guess Uwe Boll is an A-list director, “Jingle all the way” was the best schwarzenegger film and “Howard the Duck” is the best superhero movie…

    Just to add me two cents.

  5. Kate Hudson is SO HOT!

    SJP is just sad:(

  6. This is such an exciting season underway. I’ve enjoyed watching thus far and anticipate all the guests to come in the near future. I can’t wait to see what Sarah Jessica Parker’s character will be like and I loved seeing Paltrow’s Holly Holiday so it will be great to see her return. I love Glee it always gives me and my DISH coworkers plenty to talk about at work. Luckily my Hopper records it automatically with the Prime Time Anytime feature. I love how this feature records all prime time programming automatically, without having to set up any timers.