Glee Exclusive: The Talk's Aisha Tyler to Guest Star as [Spoiler]'s Mother!

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Aisha Tyler is headed to Glee to offer some much-needed parental guidance to McKinley’s newest bad boy.

TVLine has learned exclusively that the actress-slash-Talking head will guest star on the Fox hit as the mother of Jacob Artist’s enfant terrible, Jake.

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Tyler, who in addition to yakking it up daily on CBS’s The Talk provides the voice behind ISIS agent Lana Kane on FX’s Archer, is currently shooting her Glee episode.

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Might Tyler’s character have a run-in with the other Mrs. Puckerman, a.k.a. the mother of Jake’s half-brother Puck (Mark Salling), who has appeared on and off since Season 1 (as played by actress Gina Hecht)?


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Comments (70)

  • soooo…. they’re bringing in jake’s mother after just a few episodes yet it took us 3 years to meet rachel’s much talked about dads. i love you glee, i really do, but sometimes you frustrate me.

    Comment by kj613 – November 4, 2012 11:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • We have yet to meet anyone from Brittany’s family. Where does someone like her come from. We know about Lord Tubbington, but that’s it. I don’t get that its been 4 years an no Pierce family member.

      Comment by Stacie – November 4, 2012 11:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • More Lord Tubbington!

        Comment by Keenan – November 4, 2012 04:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You Glee fans just love to complain. I think that’s why 90% of people are fans of Glee. If they introduce someone’s mother too soon, they suck. If they don’t introduce someone’s parents soon enough, they suck. Maybe it took three seasons because Rachel’s dads weren’t important to the storyline until then. Really, when was it necessary to introduce them before Rachel got engaged? This was always a show about the high school kids that never dove into their home life too much. The only reason Jake’s mother is going to be in ONE episode, is because his background is a huge part of his character but yeah, they should just hold off on those relevant story developments because it took three seasons for Rachel’s dads to get on the show. We’ll pick back up in Season 7. It took nine seasons for Brooke’s dad to be introduced on One Tree Hill, sometimes TV works that way.

      Comment by dude – November 4, 2012 01:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • You go dude! Totally agree with you!

        Comment by britt – November 4, 2012 07:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • i have to agree too!!

        Comment by Elyse – November 5, 2012 05:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • you are kind of becoming my new favorite person.

        Comment by murley – November 5, 2012 12:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • All I know is when rachels parents were first talked about and showed on the sow in season 1. One of them was black then in 3 years Leroy morphed in to a white dude, who was his surgeon cause the best Michal Jackson could do was a very ugly white woman.lol

      Lana? Lana? Laaaaanaaaaa?

      Danger zone

      Comment by Jojo – November 9, 2012 05:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She’s too good for this.

    Comment by Lisa – November 4, 2012 11:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She was one of the WORST characters on Friends and she’s currently on a daytime shrill-fest. She’s not too good for anything.

      Comment by Steph – November 4, 2012 04:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • WHAT ABOUT LANAAAAAAAA

        Comment by D'Arcy – November 5, 2012 10:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I could care less about the new kids…I’d rather meet Artie’s or Tina’a parents.

    Comment by Jake – November 4, 2012 11:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Neither of them have a storyline right now so that would be “fun”. Why do meeting their parents matter if it’s not relevant to their storyline? Why is it such a big deal to meet their parents. Is Brittany not as funny unless you meet her mom? Will you love Blaine less if his dad doesn’t get in on the action? None of these characters parents should be introduced unless it makes sense to do so.

      Comment by dude – November 4, 2012 01:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Actually, I was thinking the exact opposite. I can’t stand any more Kurt/Rachel drama. They’re dragging the show down. In my opinion, Jacob and Marley are more interesting than the old memebers. It’s Glee we’re talking about after all…

      Comment by Phil – November 4, 2012 04:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • GLEE is full of it. We have yet to meet Mercedes, Tina, or Artie’s parent and in less than 1/2 a season we have full backgrounds and parents on these boring newbies. GLEE is so unconsistent that it is frustrating. Makes me smh and wonder. If they are trying to draw interest give some closure to the story lines they have left unfolded and let me meet the parents of the original cast. Missing Mercedes and all the originals who have been cast aside for less interesting characters. Whats next the full life story of Kitty, Uniques and Ryder. what a joke GLEE has become.

    Comment by Ann Mack – November 4, 2012 11:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Honestly, If you’re still trying to enjoy Glee at this point, you’re gonna have to ignore the inconsistencies.

      Comment by Alake M. (@AllieKMalik) – November 4, 2012 11:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • We still haven’t met Mercedes parents despite her character being around for 4 years.

    Comment by silas – November 4, 2012 11:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Shame Adam Shankmann tweeted a picture of her and Jacob Artist on set together a few days ago. One day TV Line will have an actual Glee exclusive.

    Comment by Sam – November 4, 2012 11:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • TVLine breaks casting news all the time. Nice try.

      Comment by Lisa – November 4, 2012 11:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Not every fan is on Twitter though and although I am and follow Adam, I didn’t see it. Still an exclusive to me!

      Comment by Kendal Walworth (@Kendal_) – November 4, 2012 11:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Then again, about 68% of Glee fans have actual lives and don’t camp out on Twitter all day. So thank you, TVline from the rest of us!

      Comment by lauren – November 4, 2012 11:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I knew I’d come on here to read people complain that we meet Jake’s mother before parents of the other characters. I rolled my eyes, but get over it – they’re trying with these new characters.

    Meeting all of the characters’ parents wouldn’t necessary bring anything to the storyline. I’m looking forward to meeting Jake’s mum – it seems fitting to his storyline.

    Comment by Kendal Walworth (@Kendal_) – November 4, 2012 11:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • …He doesn’t have a storyline.

      Comment by Xox – November 4, 2012 11:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • You must not be watching. His attitude, his daddy/brother issues… Ring a bell? We’re four episodes in..

        Comment by Kendal Walworth (@Kendal_) – November 4, 2012 11:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • It does ring a bell. It’s a retread of Puck’s storyline!

          Comment by Oh, Glee fandom... – November 4, 2012 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Not really. Puck never had much of a storyline when it came to his homelife. It was touched on a bit in the final stretch of episodes as a plot device to motivate him to graduate but it was never his storyline. Puck rarely had a storyline when he wasn’t knocking up cheerleaders and sleeping with teachers. But then again roughly 98% of Glee fans waste their lives hate-watching and complaining about a show they no longer like so why should I expect facts to figure anywhere into their whining.

            Comment by dude – November 4, 2012 03:01 PM PDT  
          • thank you! I call him fake!Puck. He’s a puck rip off right down to kicking his microphone and the weird Fuinn/Quick/Puckleberry hybrid of a triangle they have him in.

            I realize that shows need “types” but Glee gave me really bad Saved By The Bell…The New Class flashbacks with Jake and Kitty. It’s just like when they rebooted SBTB and created characters that were literal copies of Zack Morris and the previous group. Kitty is a cheap Quinn knock-off, right down to being ultra religious. Jake is Puck 2.0…only a lot less interesting.

            I realize Glee needed new characters and I’m fine with certain “types” but Jake and Kitty are just plain lazy. Even their storyline isn’t their own-It’s Fuinn all over again! I just…I don’t like to complain about Glee b/c I generally like the show but the newbies at McKinley. I like Brody and surprisingly am enjoying Unique but Marley Sue, Puck the reboot and Replacement!Quinn can gtfo.

            Comment by katie – November 6, 2012 04:58 PM PDT  
    • Yeah, clearly it makes sense to introduce the parent of a little twerp with an attitude problem over people like the paraplegic kid.

      Comment by Benny – November 4, 2012 11:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Did you really just use the term “little twerp”. And I’m all for meeting Artie’s parents, but when have they ever had an opportunity to be relevant?

        Comment by Kendal Walworth (@Kendal_) – November 4, 2012 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Yeah. He’s a twerp with an attitude problem. He’ll grow out of it like everyone else does. And Artie’s parents would have been relevant at any point in Season 1 with the bus ramp stuff, and at any point if they were to, IDK, decide to show what living life that way is really like.

          Comment by Benny – November 4, 2012 11:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You can try with a character without stunt casting a parent for them, you know. Rachel was established just fine for 2 and a half seasons without her dads.

      Comment by Alyssa – November 4, 2012 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes! I’m so tired of how some Glee fans practically demand certain things that would have to be shoehorned into the storyline. First, they complain about consistency in the plot. Then, they basically want things to happen that would break apart the plot even further. Glee’s finally somewhat on the right track again, I really hope they don’t derail again because of some ridiculous complaints.

      Comment by Alex – November 4, 2012 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Glad to hear someone agrees! I agree with you.

        Comment by Kendal Walworth (@Kendal_) – November 4, 2012 11:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Thank you! Completely agree. Most of the people complaining don’t know the meaning of the word consistency. Heaven forbid Finn, Rachel, Kurt, Blaine, Santana or Brittany have a storyline a little deeper than being blissfully happy with their high school “soulmate”

        Comment by dude – November 4, 2012 03:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cool! Is she gonna be friends with Artie’s mom? No, because Artie doesn’t have a family. Or Tina. But yay Jarley’s family and Blake and Kitty.
    Give it up, Glee. It’s not working. Move Finn, Santana and Blaine over to New York and start over.

    Comment by Aud – November 4, 2012 11:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Finn and Blaine? Boring.

      Comment by The xx – November 4, 2012 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I hear ya!

        Comment by Kendal Walworth (@Kendal_) – November 4, 2012 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • They won’t follow Tina and Artie’s paths that’s why I’m interested in them while they’re in McKinley. And we know Kurt, Rachel, Santana, Finn and Blaine are the stars of the show so I rather see their stories than the newbies who i find incredibly boring.

        Comment by Aud – November 4, 2012 11:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Lol sure.

          Comment by The xx – November 4, 2012 11:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Oh okay, so who is the star of the show, according to you?

            Comment by Aud – November 4, 2012 12:11 PM PDT  
    • Marley’s relationship with her mother is one of the most interesting things about the new season. But forget about that because Mercedes mom hasn’t been shoehorned into the landscape. What purpose would Mercedes, Artie, or Tina’s moms serve? Inventing reasons for them to be there sounds much better than a relevant storyline.

      Comment by dude – November 4, 2012 03:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yet still no parents for Mecerdes

    Comment by Aleana – November 4, 2012 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • And how would you propose they introduce them without making it a shoehorned in nightmare of a storyline? Fan demands are the exact reason why Season 2 was so awful. They introduced so many things the fans wanted without giving a second thought to how it actually fit.

      Comment by Alex – November 4, 2012 11:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Season two was great if you ignore Blaine/Dalton.

        Comment by Bobby – November 4, 2012 11:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Yeah if you ignore them you just have a barrage of stunt casting, tribute episodes, Finn/Quinn part 2, Grilled Cheesus, the obsession of a middle-aged woman with a glee club and zombies. No, no it really wasn’t.

          Comment by dude – November 4, 2012 03:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • This!

            Comment by Aud – November 5, 2012 06:40 AM PDT  
          • Amazing comment is amazing

            Comment by dsdsdsd – November 6, 2012 07:36 AM PDT  
          • Dead on

            Comment by BabyFirefly – November 6, 2012 03:34 PM PDT  
      • Exactly!

        Comment by Kendal Walworth (@Kendal_) – November 4, 2012 11:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Maybe Santa will leave writers under their tree this year. The stories are horrible….. I am almost done with this show..I am giving it thru the grease ep.

    Comment by njhousefan – November 4, 2012 11:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • next

    Comment by i don't care – November 4, 2012 11:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have to agree with Kendal. Glee is meant to be appreciated for it’s goofiness, it’s representation of many different groups, and tackling tough issues that a lot of high schoolers go through. We watch it for entertainment. If you want a show with no inconsistencies, watch Lost or Breaking Bad. I don’t think bringing Artie’s or Mercedes’ parents in would do anything to progress the storyline, much like Blaine’s brother coming to visit was a completely unnecessary plotline and so boring, especially after “On My Way”. I personally like Jake’s storyline, and I’m willing to give the writers the benefit of the doubt that his mom being shown will be relevant. I really hope to see some representation of mental disorders on the show such as bipolar disorder or schitzophrenia. Maybe there’s more troubling Jake than meets the eye…

    Comment by Jess – November 4, 2012 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Glee is all about introducing and highlighting young adult musical actors. The plot is just the fluff to hold the musical themes together. The singing and dancing are the main point. I watch the show ultimately for that reason only. The enjoyment of seeing new talent introduced to the world stage. If a particular plot or character development intrigues or delights me, that’s just icing on the cupcake.

      Comment by kelven – November 26, 2012 04:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is anyone else at the point where they like the glee project a lot more than glee itself?

    Comment by kavyn – November 4, 2012 12:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LOVE this idea! Aisha Tyler is amazing (and my favourite Talk panelist) and she will do awesome on this show. Love the idea of her as Jake’s mother but she seems really young.

    Comment by dude – November 4, 2012 01:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Tyler also co-stars in the new TV series “XIII”, which was recently renewed for a second season. Not mentioning this fact is understandable given that “XIII” is on the REELZ Channel.

    Comment by Chris J – November 4, 2012 01:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can we meet Brittany’s parents first? Heck even Brittany’s little sister…

    Comment by Amanda – November 4, 2012 02:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • glee fans are the worst. i feel bad for the cast and crew, having to put up with constant complaining from “fans”.

    Comment by ugh – November 4, 2012 02:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • thumbs down but to the sow, not the actress. Really. I don’t care about these new kids and many of the originals haven’t been shown with their families. Why!

    Comment by Kay – November 4, 2012 03:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t stand Her. Disliked her on Friends and dislike her even more on the Talk.

    Comment by Forwarddad – November 4, 2012 04:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Aisha Tyler = MILF MILF MILF

    Comment by Fabricio – November 4, 2012 05:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Aisha, but have zero interest in the newbies

    Comment by Anne – November 4, 2012 06:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am excited for this storyline!!

    Comment by j – November 4, 2012 07:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • FTR, The show is called Glee. Not, the true life of Glee members. If there comes a time when the parents ever have to walk the halls of McKinley then we will meet them but we never really go deep into the home life until it affects the characters school life. For the love of God, pick up a book, play a board game…..

    THIS IS ONLY A SHOW. You may now proceed with your real life

    Comment by Bradly – November 5, 2012 07:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think the point that a lot of us that watch Glee have an issue with is the fact that there has been plenty of opportunities for the writers to include the parents of all the characters at some point. Mercedes passed out during school, Brittany is being held back, Artie obviously has a mother that dresses him like a prep school kindergartner, and Tina has a problem with being Asian because she is adopted (reportedly, since we know nothing about a character that has been on the show since the pilot). All the characters, new and old, plot and development. No, it does not need to be random and shoehorned in, but the foundation for most of the original characters has been there, they just decided to go with new and shiny instead. There are obviously going to be viewers that are more invested and interested in characters they have grown to enjoy over several seasons over the characters that have been on for just a few episodes. At the end of the day the writers and producers are going to do what they want anyway, it’s a show afterall.

    Comment by DeeJay – November 6, 2012 03:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nice, I like Aisha Tyler.

    Comment by Kristina – November 6, 2012 04:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am not liking these new kids. While I didn’t like Quinn that much, Kitty is just a raging bitch. They should have just stuck with the plan to do a spinoff of Rachel and Kurt in New York with the other gleeks popping in, Finn going off and doing whatever it is he does and Puck entering the picture b/c he tracked Shelby down to NY and decided to give college a try and ends up with Rachel.

    I can see they’re trying to incorporate the original Glee kids with the new ones, but it’s a little unrealistic to keep them coming home for long periods to visit. When do they have time for school? Most college kids don’t come back to their high school all the time.

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