Are we on the cusp of seeing a New Directions member leave “Glee” for another show? It is certainly possible, based on the new casting information that is coming in during pilot season.
According to a new report from Deadline, Vanessa Lengies has been cast to play out of the ten main characters in “Mixology,” an ABC comedy pilot that chronicles the lives of ten singles in New York City over the course of an evening as they try to find love. This is an ambitious idea for a pilot that reminds us a little bit of “Love, Actually” mixed with “Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist,” and it could be pretty entertaining given the quality of the script.
So how does this impact the future of Lengies’ Sugar Motta on “Glee”? It’s really rather simple: if this show gets picked up to series, Sugar’s gone from McKinley High. She is not a series regular on the Fox comedy, so there is really nothing holding her to it in the event that she finds another program to call home. We would certainly understand Lengies wanting another role elsewhere, mostly because of just how marginalized her character has been this year. The last time she had a story that we even recall was back during the Valentine’s Day episode last year, and this is even considering the fact that she came on the show with an interesting premise: a glee club member who can’t sing. Unfortunately, that storyline more or less disappeared into oblivion.
We should know the fate of Lengies’ pilot come the ABC upfront presentation in May, though we have to say that we’re not too optimistic for “Mixology” given the failures of the network’s other recent adult-oriented comedies such as “Happy Endings” and “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23.”
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