Glee Casting News: Katey Sagal Is Artie's Mom!

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Katey Sagal Glee Artie MomKevin’s McHale’s wish is Ryan Murphy’s command.

Last summer at Comic-Con, McHale floated the idea of Katey Sagal playing his never-before-seen mother on Glee, and — voilà — Murphy announced late Thursday that the Sons of Anarchy anti-heroine has landed that very role.

“So thrilled to announce my friend Katey Sagal is playing Artie’s mom on Glee,” Murphy wrote on Twitter. “There is nothing this woman can’t do!”

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According to sources, Sagal will appear in one episode (slated to air during May sweeps).

There’s no word if Murphy plans to follow through on McHale’s No. 1 choice for Artie’s dad — Harry Connick, Jr.

Glee returns with new episodes on April 11.



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Comments (43)

  • LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! Ryan Murphy please have her sing!

    Comment by Elly – April 5, 2013 03:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Super excited for this. I really hope that Ryan Murphy has her singing on the show. She is such an incredible actress and singer!

    Comment by Alyssa *Sons of Anarchy addict* – April 5, 2013 04:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed. Katey is a wonderful actress and singer. So glad she will be Artie’s mom.

      Comment by Sil – April 5, 2013 01:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • awesome :) can’t wait!

    Comment by Elyse – April 5, 2013 04:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LOVE her, but I don’t want her on this awful show. Hopefully it’s only a one-episode thing so I don’t have to watch too much of it. And hope she gets to sing.

    Comment by G – April 5, 2013 05:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • -_- Why in all heavens sake would you call this show awful… on a page dedicated to informing Glee fans. That is like walking into a gay bar and insulting gays and talking trash about Same-Sex Marriage. It angers people, and you look dumb because of it

      Comment by Ed War – April 6, 2013 09:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Not liking Glee = homophobia? Gotcha! (Oh, Gleeks. Never fail to amuse me)

        Comment by G – April 6, 2013 09:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • that wasn’t what ed war was saying dumbass. It;d be like going into a kkk meeting and insulting hitler, is another example. Or going to a rugby game and saying you prefer american football. Or going into a church and declaring yourself a satanist. Do you get it now?

          Comment by carla888 – April 6, 2013 11:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Wow, these drastic examples to compare someone not liking Glee in a Glee post. Is it really that serious, though? I don’t even know what to say. I commented bc I am a Sagal fan, why can’t I express my opinion on the show, too? Even if it’s not something you agree with, doesn’t make it okay for you guys to be so offended by it. So expressing my dislike for Glee on a Glee posts = homophobia and racism. Okay, cool.

            Comment by G – April 7, 2013 07:24 AM PDT  
      • Because the show is awful. It’s not the same show it used to be. Just because their opinion is different than yours, doesn’t make yours more right. Look who’s the dumb one now!

        Comment by Logan – April 7, 2013 09:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Finally, something special for ‘Artie’. Kevin McHale hasn’t been featured at all this season and he’s one of the better singer/dancers on the show. They should do something special for the ‘veteran’ characters that are supposed to graduate this season (Artie, Tina, Brittany + Blaine and Sam). They’ve largely ignored that they are seniors.

    Comment by heyang – April 5, 2013 05:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Um are you seriously putting Artie and Tina on the same level as Brittany, Blaine, and Sam? They’ve sucked all of the screentime up this season and two of them already have family members.

      Comment by Desiree – April 6, 2013 10:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The last thing Blaine and Sam have been this season is ignored. I believe the word you are looking for is “overexposed”.

      Comment by Pam – April 6, 2013 02:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t watch Glee anymore but I’ll probably tune in to see her!

    Comment by Tee – April 5, 2013 05:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LOVE her and LOVE but will this episode air ? coz lets face it glee is more times on a brea then its on tv , we get 2 episodes then a 3 week break then 2 episodes and now ANOTHER 2 week break ? what the hell fox ??? keep screwing with the schedule and no one will watch it ! my friends have given up watching it on tv the wait for the dvd so they can watch it proper , and i might do the same coz this is REDICILIOUS !

    Comment by Peter W – April 5, 2013 05:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Almost every show on network tv does this.

      Comment by Wouter – April 5, 2013 09:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LOVE HER!! I still remember when she sang “At Last” in 8 Simple Rules. Beautiful. Great casting choice.

    Comment by A – April 5, 2013 06:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Leela!!!

    Comment by Mike – April 5, 2013 06:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Peggy!!!

      Comment by jimbo – April 5, 2013 08:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Cate!!!

        Comment by Ozymandias – April 5, 2013 08:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Totally just typed in one of my passwords for one of my email addresses instead of my name.

          Comment by Andy – April 5, 2013 08:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Helen!

            Comment by lisa – April 5, 2013 09:33 AM PDT  
  • oh no. Katey get away from this train wreck fast. you know you’re too good for this.

    Comment by Sam – April 5, 2013 06:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • she is TOO GOOD for this wack ass show! LOVE SONS OF ANARCHY and her charcter is BADASS! she’s one tv’s great actresses………well good luck w/ that can’t for season 6 of S.O.A BITCHES!

      Comment by REALLY? – April 8, 2013 09:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • awesome. she is a legend. i hope she sings and i can’t wait to see what brings artie’s mom to the show. i also hope we get to see the betty character again.

    Comment by murley – April 5, 2013 07:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is it me or glee is so much better in the second half of the season?

    Comment by Para – April 5, 2013 09:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed. The show has picked up greatly ever since Naya Rivera returned for good.

      Comment by Jillian – April 6, 2013 12:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • NAYA RIVERA IS DA ONLY REASON WHY GLEE IS STILL ON!!! SHE’S DEFINITELY THE ONLY REASON WHY I STILL WATCH IT!!! IF SEASON 5 DOESN’T HAV NAYA RIVERA ON DA SHOW-I WILL STOP WATCHING IT!!! P.S.I THINK DAT KATEY SEGAL WILL B A GR8 ADDITION 2 GLEE!!!

        Comment by DASMITTENKITTEN!😘 – April 6, 2013 09:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • In general season 4 is at least better than season 3

    Comment by Para – April 5, 2013 09:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • hey look someone that has been there since day 1 finally get a backstory! SHOCKING

    Comment by ggny – April 5, 2013 10:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would love to hear what her husband has to say about this…

    Comment by Bob – April 5, 2013 11:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He already tweeted about it. Him and Ryan have become buddies over the years. They’re cool.

      Comment by G – April 5, 2013 12:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hy that post was simpley super gratitude for those insights!

    Comment by stiri online – April 5, 2013 11:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great news! I hope she sings.

    Comment by Bobby Milford – April 5, 2013 01:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Only one episode? Aw, shucks!

    Comment by leo – April 5, 2013 01:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She needs to sing and Harry Connick Jr. would be perfect!

    Comment by Mindy – April 6, 2013 10:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love her in SOA!! This should be interesting.

    Comment by maggie – April 6, 2013 11:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Arties dad should be played by John Cryer

    Comment by Joanna – April 6, 2013 12:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG!! I love her!! So great that she is from an awesome show and going to be on an awesome show!!! Skrew the haters :p

    Comment by Mia – April 7, 2013 11:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • where Chris? Is writing the next book fro Land of Stories/

    Comment by rs – April 8, 2013 11:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hi, thanks for sharing

    Comment by tiger – April 9, 2013 01:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wish Corey nothing but love and support and truly hope he stays on wagon after all is done. He needs to be heathly and a part of Glee. Mostly, if he loves Lea and it seemed they both do this can actually bring them together to the Max, but if he doesn’t get well all of thus will go up in flames. Corey if you read any postings I wish you much love and hope you your best.

    Comment by china – April 9, 2013 06:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is something I did not see coming.May turn out well!! So finally Artie’s mom is revealed!

    Comment by Chang – April 12, 2013 02:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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