Pardon us for not being more excited about this, Gleeks, but we can’t get too pumped that Bette Midler has publicly agreed to be on “Glee” after Ryan Murphy asked her to appear during a speech at a charity event.
Murphy live-blogged the encounter on his Twitter, writing, “I just asked the incredible Bette Midler to be on Glee in front of 1,000 people. I hope she says yes!”
Later, he updated his 275,000-plus followers that Midler had agreed. “Bette said yes! Amazing. I am plotting…who should she play?”
Feeling a little deja vu? Us too. There have been a few high-profile supposed “Glee” guest appearances that never happened. Remember when Anne Hathaway was going to show up? What about when Gloria Estefan was cast as Santana’s mom and she didn’t even sing? Or when Charice was supposed to have a major arc, but sang like two songs and went away?
Yeah, exactly. We’ll welcome Midler to Lima with open arms, we’re just not holding our breath.
“Glee” returns in November with all new episodes on Thursday nights at 9 p.m. on FOX.