Earlier today, 'Glee' co-creator Ryan Murphy dropped a big announcement on his personal twitter: that a very special guest star will be brought in to play Artie's mother on the hit FOX series--none other than Katey Sagal. "So thrilled to announce my friend Katey Sagal is playing Artie’s mom on Glee!" Murphy exclaimed, adding "There is nothing this woman can’t do!"
Murphy's words seem like inarguable fact: Sagal is earning critical acclaim in her starring role on 'Sons of Anarchy,' brings the laughs as Leela on FOX's animated comedy 'Futurama,' and earned herself an indelible spot in Americana as Peggy Bundy on 1987's legendary sitcom 'Married... with Children.' In between each of these starring roles, Sagal continues to pop up in scene-stealing guest performances on various other television series over the years, including memorable turns on 'LOST' and 'Boston Legal.'
Sagal's casting may have come from a comment made by Kevin Hale (who plays Artie on 'Glee') at last year's Comic-Con when he remarked that his dream parents would be Katey Sagal and Harry Connick, Jr. Well, we're halfway there!
Sagal will appear in an episode dedicated to music legend Stevie Wonder, featuring the star's classic hits. Titled "Wonder-ful," the episode will undoubtedly feature several singing performances, however judging from her earnest singing as Leela on 'Futurama,' we're doubting that Artie's mother will get in on the song-and-dance act.
Sagal's Gemma Teller Morrow, her character on 'Sons of Anarchy,' will be returning with the series in an all-new season which begins filming on May 15.