Neil Patrick Harris Guest Stint on GLEE Seems Likely
According to E!Online, the rumors that Neil Patrick Harris has landed a guest spot on GLEE seem to be true.
A FOX insider told E! of Harris role, "The fans will love it." It also seems that Harris will be playing a comedic and cruel character on the hit TV show. An official announcement is expected soon.
In other GLEE news, Cory Monteith and Lea Michele's voices will also be heard in an episode of "The Simpsons."
Recent winner of the People's Choice Award for Best New Comedy and Golden Globe winner for Best Television Series Comedy or Musical, GLEE, the new musical comedy series, follows an optimistic teacher who - against all odds and a malicious cheerleading coach - attempts to save McKinley High's Glee Club from obscurity while helping a group of aspiring underdogs realize their true star potential.
The show, which also garnered Golden Globe recognition, stars Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Matthew Morrison, Amber Riley, Mark Salling and Jenna Ushkowitz.
Due to the success of the first installment of the show, which aired last on December 9, FOX has already ordered a second season of the show and announced that it will soon be launching a nationwide search to cast three new roles, which will be documented on the network in the multi-part special. These newest additions will make their debut on the second season premiere.
GLEE is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are co-creators of the series. Murphy, Falchuk and Dante di Loreto serve as executive producers, while Ian Brennan serves as co-executive producer.
GLEE returns to FOX from hiatus on April 13, 2010.
A television staple since his Golden Globe-nominated role in "Doogie Howser, M.D.," Neil Patrick Harris has since established himself in all mediums. He currently stars on the hit CBS comedy, "How I Met Your Mother". Named one of the "2008 Entertainers of the Year" by Entertainment Weekly, Harris served as host of the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards and the 63rd Annual Tony Awards.
In the theater, he most recently starred in Arthur Miller's ALL MY SONS at the Geffen Playhouse. Other recent theater credits include star-turns in the London musical production of Jonathan Larson's TICK, TICK...BOOM, the Tony Award-winning musical ASSASSINS, CABARET and PROOF.
Additional television credits include the series "Stark Raving Mad," "Will & Grace," "NUMB3RS," the mini-series "Joan of Arc," both on CBS, and the CBS television movie "The Christmas Blessing."