Peter Gallagher! Katey Sagal! Glee Stars Dream-Cast Their TV Parents
Darren Criss, Peter Gallagher
Gwyneth Paltrow, Neil Patrick Harris, Britney Spears and Ricky Martin — Glee has never had a problem luring A-list talent to the halls of McKinley High for guest-starring roles. And the roles of the glee clubbers' parents have been no exception. In its first three seasons, the Fox musical has nabbed comedy pioneers (Carol Burnett), Broadway vets (Victor Garber, Idina Menzel), sci-fi stars (Jeff Goldblum) and even produced an Emmy nominee (Mike O'Malley). Now that there are a new group of seniors set to rule the school — or at least the choir room — this season on Glee, could meeting Blaine's dad and Artie's mom be far behind? The cast shared their top choices to play their TV parents:
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Darren Criss, Blaine: "I won't tell you who I want my mom to be because I don't want to jinx it," Criss told reporters at Comic-Con. "I'd love to see Matt Bomer back on the show. He was such a sweetheart." However, he said he would love to meet Blaine's dad. "I've always thought Blaine has daddy issues," Criss said. "I always joke that Peter Gallagher would be amazing because we have the same eyebrows and he's a singer."
Jenna Ushkowitz, Tina: "I want Sandra Oh to play my crazy aunt."
Kevin McHale, Artie: "Katey Sagal wants to play my mom. I'm totally for that. She can sing," McHale said. As for his dad? McHale picked Harry Connick Jr. "Kristin Chenoweth came on [the show] and she's like, 'I'm calling you little Harry Connick.' Everyone always tells me I look like Harry Connick and he can sing."
Glee's new season premieres on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 9/8c on Fox. Which character's parents do you want to see this season?