Kristin Chenoweth to return to Glee
by Kona Gallagher, posted Oct 27th 2009 10:33AM
I didn't think we'd seen the last of boozy old gleester April Rhodes, and now it's official. Kristin Chenoweth is reprising her role on Glee for at least one more episode, to air in early 2010. Creator Ryan Murphy didn't divulge any more info about her role, so there's no telling if she'll spend her time getting Kurt drunk again, or if she actually learned a lesson from her last visit and found happiness in Branson.
What's interesting is that Chenoweth has made no secret about her desire to return to Glee, perhaps in a permanent capacity, so could this second visit be paving the way for a place in the cast? Again, Murphy is keeping mum, but what if it is true? Where would they put April Rhodes? Do you really want her to be a member of glee club? Would she help Will coach? Will she form a love square between Will, Terri and Emma? After all, he did have a monster crush on her in high school.
As amazing as Kristin Chenoweth is, and as much as her being on Glee seems like such a natural fit, the problem I keep on running into is her character. What do you do with a broken-down former gleester for more than a few episodes? The Glee cast is already so large, that I just can't see a place where she would fit in beyond this next appearance.
What about you? Do you think April Rhodes could become a regular character? What would you have her do? Or do you think that once more with feeling is enough for her? Let me know in the comments.
[Watch clips and episodes of Glee at SlashControl.]