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Idina Menzel Returning to 'Glee' for Major Arc!

Idina Menzel Returning to 'Glee' for Major Arc!

Idina Menzel will be returning to Glee in a major arc next season, according to Deadline.

The 40-year-old actress previously appeared on five episodes of the hit series’ first season as Shelby Corcoran, the biological mother of Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) and the coach of Vocal Adrenaline. Her character also adopted Quinn’s baby at the end of the season.

Idina is currently in final negotiations for a return to the show that could span 10 to 12 episodes!

Shelby will return from “New York to Ohio to join William McKinley High School as a new teacher and complicating things for Rachel as well as former flame Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison).”

“I’m really excited that Idina is joining the family again,” Glee creator Ryan Murphy said. “We missed her last year and we’re happy that she is coming back.”

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17 Comments

# 1

Excited! First Jesse St. James, now Rachel’s mother! :D

# 2

Love her but I think they should focus on the main characters in their final season instead of bringing guest stars again.

# 3

@Hayley If she’s on for 10-12 episode span then she’s not much of a guest. :)

# 4

will she bring beth? i think it would be good for quinn’s storyline if she sees her daughter. then maybe she and puck could have some kind of closure.

# 5

Freaking awesome news, I was so hoping they would include her character in season 2 but this makes a whole lot of sense especially if Rachel is going to graduate at the end of season 3.

Idina and Lea together, great storylines (hopefully) and much better character driven songs and hopefully more musical numbers. I’ve missed Lea being given great musical theatre numbers and now Idina is coming back, i’m excited but I’m really hoping they dont go on and on with quinn even if shelby has beth.

# 6
Laura Goetz @ 07/16/2011 at 12:06 am

Couldn’t be happier, so glad she’s back. Hope it means more screen time for Quinn and Puck as well!

# 7

OMG that is SOOOO amazing. I love Idina on Glee. I hope Rachel is able to have the relationship with her mother that she has always wanted.

# 8

Great news! :) hopefully this could lead to Puck/Quinn interaction.

# 9

This is great. But it’s making me angrier that we’ve still yet to meet Rachel’s dads but we know more about the woman who abandoned her and hurt her than the parents who raised her.

@Jamie: I think they’ve already gotten closure seeing as Quinn went back to being a massive ***** and has mentioned Beth casually. Also Agron’s a terrible actress and I don’t want to be subjected to more of her like I have all season.

Steamblade @ 07/16/2011 at 3:46 am

Well, I guess we know which episodes Kristin Chenoweth won’t be guesting in.

They better fix up that whole lost situation with Quinn and her baby then. Hopefully they don’t keep ignoring it!

@Hayley: I think that’s kind of the point of her coming back actually. She doesn’t necessarily have to have a major story every week, but just her presence at McKinley will mean that Rachel, Quinn, Puck (and apparently for some dumb reason, Mr Schue) will all have issues brought to the fore, and their characters can be explored in a much more interesting way, rather than the BS superficial storylines that they’ve been saddled with for the past year.

ARE YOU KIDDING!? I’m freaking excited! Idina is like my all time hero! GAH! I can’t wait. Every tuesday I’ll be like freaking out on the couch waiting for her episode to come! :D Can’t wait for september!

No ! What is RM doing? Focus on what makes the show great, the Glee Club.

so Judgmental @ 07/16/2011 at 11:28 am

They had better show Quinn struggle with her baby being so close and yet not hers.. they have made girls think it is no biggie to pop out a baby hand it to a stranger and then go back to your life as if nothing happened.

i really hope she brings beth which can then lead to quinn and puck talking to each other and possibly getting together as a real couple!!

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