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Photo Flash: First Look - Shirley MacLaine Guests on GLEE's 'Back Up Plan' Episode

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Oscar-winner Shirley MacLaine (Downton Abbey) will guest star on an upcoming episode of FOX's Glee titled 'Back-Up Plan.' The episode airs Tuesday, April 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. BWW has a First Look below!

MacLaine will play "a powerful New York socialite intent on turning recent Big Apple transplant Blaine into a superstar".

MacLaine's upcoming big screen projects include Wild Oats, The Locals and Jim Button. Her TV credits include Downton Abbey, Shirley's WORLD and more. Her Broadway credits include her solo shows Shirley MacLaine on Broadway and Shirley MacLaine, as well as The Pajama Game and Me and Juliet.

About GLEE:

Glee is a musical comedy about a group of ambitious and talented kids who escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a Glee club, where they find strength, acceptance and, ultimately, their voice. Last year's graduates and aspiring singers, RACHEL BERRY (Lea Michelle) and KURT HUMMEL (Chris Colfer), packed their bags for New York and enrolled at a prestigious performing arts school, NYADA, where they made new friends and learned the cruel realities of college. These naïve freshmen moved into a Brooklyn loft, signed up for internships, auditioned for Broadway shows and gained a roommate when SANTANA LOPEZ (Naya Rivera) moved to the Big Apple.

Since its debut, Glee has become a bona fide cultural phenomenon, received prestigious honors, including a Golden Globe Award and a Peabody Award, and singlehandedly made Glee clubs cool again. The series boasts critical acclaim, a die-hard fan base, two Grammy Award nominations, two platinum and five gold albums, more than 43 million songs and more than 13 million albums sold worldwide, two sold-out concert tours, a 3-D movie and four Emmy Awards and three Golden Globes, including the award for Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical.

Glee has attracted A-list guest stars, from Gwyneth Paltrow to Kate Hudson and Sarah Jessica Parker. This season, Demi Lovato (THE X FACTOR) guest-stars as "Dani," a New York-based struggling artist and friend of Rachel and Santana's.

Photo: Tyler Golden/FOX

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