TVLine Items: Is Bette Midler Glee-Bound? Plus: Raising Hope Goes Back to the Future and More!

Glee Bette MidlerThe Divine Miss M may soon grace Glee with her presence.

Ryan Murphy took to Twitter Monday night to announce that while at the God’s Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards ceremony that same evening, he “asked the incredible Bette Midler to be on Glee in front of 1,000 people.” Her response? “Bette said yes!”

The prolific producer went on to say that he was already “plotting” her cameo and asked his followers for suggestions on who she should play. (Midler also took to Twitter with the news, pitching to her potential boss the role of Rachel’s grandmother… Thoughts?)

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• Raising Hope has enlisted Christopher Lloyd to partake in its upcoming Back to the Future-themed installment. TVLine has confirmed that Doc Brown himself will end up in the DeLorean at some point in the episode, which centers on a loan collector (Lloyd) going after the Chances for some old debt.

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The League‘s Jason Mantzoukas will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Modern Family as Haley’s new co-worker — and boyfriend, reports.

Ryan Sypek (Wildfire) and Kate Lang Johnson (Persons Unknown) have joined ABC Family’s comedy pilot Phys Ed. The project centers on a former high school jock who returns to his alma mater as a teacher.

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  1. Babs says:

    I saw this on another site, but I like the idea of Bette playing Artie’s grandmother involved with him applying to film school or something like that. If she has to go on the show, I want her to play someone connected to someone who hasn’t received the celeb guest treatment yet.

  2. Randi says:

    The age difference between Rachel’s dads and Bette in the looks category aren’t far enough apart for Bette to be Rachel’s grandmother. I could see her being a relative of Brittany. Have we met any of Brittany’s family yet?

  3. Tom Charles says:

    Anybody not related to Rachel at all. It doesn’t ALL have to be about Rachel.

  4. mave says:

    Bette Middle needs to be Rachel Berry´s grandmother, Shelby´s mother. Bette Middler and Lea Michele are Broadway actreses and singers. Any other character for Ms. Middler will be a waiste. So much potential in this storyline and a closer to Rachel´s mother side. She needs roots…well you have it Rachel

    • Omar says:

      *Waste, and no she doesn’t. She doesn’t need to be pigeonholed into being part of Rachel’s already packed story line and we really don’t need the Shelby connection rehashed for a third time.

  5. Ace says:

    If Bette Midler wants to be Rachel’s Grandmother than Rachel’s Grandmother she will be. Do NOT disappoint RIB. Midler is better than you deserve. And I’d love to see Midler as a NYADA Professor. Since that has been a wonderful vehicle for Guest Stars Whoopi and Kate Hudson.

    • DivineMFan says:

      Bette Midler never said she wanted to be Rachel’s grandmother, she said that it was one of the suggestions she had heard (“Ok, @rpmurphy, I have one vote for Rachel’s grandmother…hmmmm. I’m thinking, I’m thinking!!”). Reading comprehension is your friend.

  6. When has this show let something as trivial as age stop them from doing anything, lets not forget that Cory Monteith’s age is closer to Matt Morrison than to the rest of the “kids”

  7. what happened to Bardem and Hathaway coming on Glee?

    • Omar says:

      I think Bardem fell through because of scheduling and Ryan forgot about Hathaway. Hathaway herself said she was never contacted again.

  8. lucas says:

    As long as Bette is singing I don’t care who she plays.

  9. RJ says:

    God, she looks awful.

  10. Jared says:

    Bette is a LEGEND..but why cant she play a character related to ANYONE else but Rachel..Kurt..Finn. Its time to beef up the recurring characters storylines.