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'Glee' exclusive: Cheyenne Jackson is the new [spoiler alert]!

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cheyenne-jackson-130 Rock’s Cheyenne Jackson is joining the cast of Glee in a major recurring role, sources confirm to me exclusively. What role would that be? Keep reading for the scoop!

Jackson—who was a hoot and a half in Broadway’s Xanadu—will succeed Idina Menzel as the coach of Vocal Adrenaline.

Jackson has been on a bit of a roll as of late. In addition to 30 Rock, he also landed a guest stint on the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. And now he’s on the hottest TV show on the planet.

It’s worth noting that although Menzel is being replaced as VA’s leader, she’s still Rachel’s biological mom. In other words, expect her to make an appearance or two in season 2.

Thoughts? Psyched Ryan Murphy handed another stage all-star a plum part on Glee? And are you thinking what I’m thinking? ‘Cause I’m thinking how funny it would be if he turned out to be one of Rachel’s two gay dads. Just sayin’.