Katie Couric to guest star on 'Glee'
Katie Couric is about to become the coolest mom ever. The "CBS Evening News" anchor, who has said she and her 14-year-old daughter are fans of "Glee," will guest star on the show, her rep confirms.
20th Century Fox, which produces the hit series, declined to comment, but Deadline reported that Couric will play herself in a scene opposite Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) in the post-Super Bowl episode. One of the stories in the Feb. 6 episode revolves around Coach Sylvester and the Cheerios as they compete at the regional cheerleading championships. Could Couric, who was once a cheerleader herself, be a celebrity judge?
Despite being a self-proclaimed "Gleek," Couric criticized the controversial GQ photo shoot featuring "Glee" stars Lea Michele, Dianna Agron and Cory Monteith. They didn't "fit the 'Glee' gestalt," she said on the "CBS Evening News," talking about the "raunchy" images. Then she echoed glee club teacher Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison), saying, "I'm really disappointed."
NBC News' Brian Williams has made multiple appearances as himself on "30 Rock," but Couric's "Glee" cameo is a little unusual in that she'll be appearing on a rival network. However, it's not the first time that a CBS personality will guest star on the Fox series. Last season, CBS allowed "How I Met Your Mother" star Neil Patrick Harris to moonlight for a one-episode guest spot as former glee club member Bryan Ryan.
Couric will also interview "Glee's" Matthew Morrison on "CBS Sunday Morning" this weekend.
-- Vlada Gelman (follow my TV musings on Twitter at @stayingin)