Let this be a message to all actors out there: if you want to work on more than one show, it may be a good idea to sign up for something executive-produced by Ryan Murphy. While we have yet to see anyone from the world of his two other shows currently on the air jump over to the world of “Glee,” we now have some more news about an actor on “American Horror Story: Asylum” along with a “Glee” alum jumping over to “The New Normal.”
According to a new report from Entertainment Weekly, Mark Consuelos (who was a patient on the FX drama this season) and John Stamos (who of course played Emma’s brief ex-husband Carl during season 2 of the musical) are each set to lend Murphy a hand on the NBC comedy series. Specifically, Consuelos is going to play a grip who works on the fictional show “Sing” (we all know what that is based on!) who NeNe Leakes’ character of Rocky develops some feelings for.
Meanwhile, Stamos is going to be playing a new co-worker of Ellen Barkin’s character Jane who she suspects may be secretly gay. The episode is entitled “Gaydar,” and this may be a real why. (Fun fact: did you know gaydar is sold at Sharper Image? Anyone down for an “Office” joke?) This should be a fun role for Stamos, who famously made headlines for making one man’s dream come true at the GLAAD Media Awards earlier this year in a really great moment. Of course, John also has a great deal of comedy experience stemming from “Full House.”
What do you think about these two castings, and do you think that there is any way that Murphy could have found two better actors from his other shows for these roles? If you want to see some more exciting news from “The New Normal,” you can do so over at the link here.