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.

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• 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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