TVLine Items: Jessica Sanchez's Secret Glee Role Revealed, Nowhere Alum to VH1 and More!

Glee Season 4 SpoilersLittle has been revealed about Jessica Sanchez‘s upcoming Glee gig — until now.

“I’m playing a student from a rival school who is supposed to be a legendary diva,” Sanchez shares with People.com of the guest-starring role TVLine first reported. “A powerhouse singer.” (Not too farfetched, huh?)

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The songstress goes on to tell the site that she’s hoping to work with Glee‘s Naya Rivera during her two episodes with the series — one of which happens to be the May 9 season finale. “She’s got that attitude and I love it,” Sanchez notes.

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

• TVLine has learned exclusively that South of Nowhere alumna Valery Ortiz has joined VH1′s new scripted series Hit the Floor. The actress will play a single mother opposite Dean Cain (Lois & Clark), Charlotte Ross (NYPD Blue) and Kimberly Elise (Close to Home).

Smash star Katharine McPhee is returning to the American Idol stage this Thursday for a special results show performance with One Republic, per The Hollywood Reporter. This reunites McPhee with the band’s lead singer Ryan Tedder, who guest-starred on NBC’s musical drama last season.

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• In Week 2 and facing stronger broadcast competition, A&E’s Bates Motel dipped 7 percent in total audience (to 2.8 mil) but held steady in the demo (with 1.6 mil aged 18-49).

The Bible‘s Satan/Obama brouhaha had little effect on ratings, as Week 4 of the History series drew 10.3 million total viewers, with 3.4 mil landing in the 18-49 demo — dipping just 5 and 3 percent week-to-week. (The season finale airs Easter Sunday.) Vikings likewise ticked down just 6 and 5 percent, to 4.5 mil/1.8mil.

• “Time to meet the King Beyond the Wall,” Ygritte tells Jon Snow at the beginning of Game of Thrones‘ newest featurette, which gives fans an in-depth view of Ciarán Hinds’ new-to-Season-3 character and the wildings he leads. Press PLAY below for much more on the free people’s look, history, geography and weaponry — as well as why their lack of nobility might appeal to Ned Stark’s bastard son.

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13 Comments
  1. Yolanda says:

    Lame…

  2. Samuel says:

    That is about as bare-bones of an exclusive scoop regarding Jessica Sanchez’s character sa you can get. Here I thought we’ll have a character name or something. I think I could had guessed what type of character she would play on the show. Nothing really new -especially since Jessica said this exactly how it was written here in an interview last week.

    • Lauren says:

      I don’t see TVline claiming it’s any kind of an “exclusive,” tho maybe my eyes r going lol. But really the “dramaaaa” surrounding her role seems to be going on for years now. WGAFF?

    • Timmah says:

      It sounds to me like they’re recycling that plot from season one.

  3. Jered says:

    Are those real ratings for The Bible or is The Fable Channel lying in their press releases again?

  4. marta says:

    yay, excited to see Kat again on the Idol stage. excited to see OneRepublic too!!

  5. marta says:

    and don’t forget to watch SMASH tonight!!!!!!!

  6. anne says:

    Sigh, remember when Glee was good?

  7. A says:

    This scoop isn’t really surprising. Obviously since she was showing up toward the end of the season she was going to be one of their competitors at Regionals or Nationals.

  8. Elyse says:

    did TVline report on Vegas moving to Fridays and I missed it?! I just saw on Vegas Facebook page that it’s coming back next Friday.

  9. Trouty Mouth says:

    I’m disappointed that her role is basically Sunshine Corazon/Charice 2.0, but fingers crossed for a song with Naya Rivera and Amber Riley. Or several songs with Naya Rivera and Amber Riley. (Maybe they can bring back the Troubletones).

  10. Abbie says:

    That actually sounds really dumb. Like what’s the point?