‘Glee’, ‘Justified’ actor Mike O’Malley joins NBC comedy pilot

GleeWhile Mike O’Malley is incredible in just about every scene he appears in on “Glee,” there’s just one problem: there are not many opportunities for him to appear now that Kurt is grown up and in New York City.

If you are worried that we are about to see Burt Hummel die from prostate cancer, don’t worry: Ryan Murphy has already said that we are not going to be seeing the character pass away on the show. However, O’Malley’s time is going to potentially be full in the coming months courtesy of a brand-new comedy pilot. The actor, per sources, has signed on to play the role of a young grandfather in the NBC series “Welcome to the Family.”

The show basically revolves around two families, one white and one Hispanic, who are suddenly brought together courtesy of an unplanned pregnancy involving a pair of young parents. If the pilot gets picked up to series, O’Malley will serve as a regular, and thus will only be able to make “Glee” appearances when there are openings in what will be a very-stuffed schedule.

O’Malley’s journey on television actually started back as a host for a number of Nickelodeon programs, but he has since done a number of roles including “Yes, Dear,” “My Own Worst Enemy,” and an arc on the FX show “Justified.” He also serves as a writer for Showtime’s “Shameless,” which helps to show just how multi-faceted the guy truly is.

This is far from the first time that Mike has entered pilot season in the past few years, but he has unfortunately to this point been unable to get any of his shows off of the ground.

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