Jane Lynch to Guest on Disney's GIRL MEETS WORLD
Glee star Jane Lynch has booked role on the Disney Channel.
The actress confirmed today on Twitter that she'll guest star on the network's upcoming BOY MEETS WORLD spin-off, posting: @janemarielynch: Yes there is truth.... RT @SarahSleepy: @janemarielynch is there any truth to the rumors that you have a guest role on Girl Meets World?"
Disney has ordered a full season of GIRL MEETS WORLD, a follow-up to the popular 1990's sitcom, which is expected to air later this year. Original show stars Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel reprise their roles as Cory and Topanga Matthews, now parents of a young daughter, Riley.
GIRL MEETS WORLD will follow Riley, picking up over a decade after the show concluded its run on ABC in 2000. Production on the pilot began this spring ,with the series scheduled for the 2013-2014 season.
The multicam sitcom is from It's A Laugh Productions and "Boy Meets World" creators Michael Jacobs and April Kelly, who also serve as executive producers of the new series.
Jane Lynch's theatrical credits include The Second City, Steppenwolf Theatre and many church basements throughout the Chicagoland area. Recent film credits include A.C.O.D, Three Stooges, Wreck-It Ralph, Julie & Julia, Shrek Forever After, The Post Grad Survival Guide, Paul and Brownie Masters. Past film work includes Christopher Guest's For Your Consideration, A Mighty Wind and Best in Show, as well as Role Models, The Rocker, Spring Breakdown, the animated film Space Chimps, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Walk Hard, Talladega Nights, The 40 Year old Virgin, Margaret Cho's Celeste and Bam Bam, Alan Cumming's Suffering Man's Charity, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Sleepover and Surviving Eden. She currently stars in the Ryan Murphy television series "Glee" on FOX for which she is an Emmy and Golden Globe winner for portraying the iconic television character, Sue Sylvester. Some of her other recent credits include the Starz series "Party Down," "Lovespring," a Lifetime original series, "Desperate Housewives" and "Weeds" as well as the last season of "The L Word" oppositeCybill Shepherd. She has recurring roles on "Two and a Half Men," "Criminal Minds" and "The New Adventures of Old Christine". Jane's play Oh Sister, My Sister! had runs at the Tamarind Theatre and Bang Theater, garnering the LA Weekly Comedy Ensemble of the Year Award. Jane also authored the autobiography Happy Accidents, which topped several national best sellers list, including the New York Times and Los Angeles Times
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