From doctor to dentist – ER star John Stamos is in negotiations to join red-hot Fox musical dramedy Glee in a heavily recurring role next season. He will play a new love interest for lovable OCD guidance councelor Emma Pillsbury (Jayma Mays). In tonight’s freshman season finale of Glee, SPOILER ALERT Emma will tell on-and-off flame Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) that she is dating a dentist. That is the character that Stamos will play next season.
UPDATE: Two Gleeks who commented on the story noted Emma Pillsbury’s Stamos quip in Episode 3: “They say it takes certainty more than talent to make a star – I mean, look at John Stamos.” I wonder if she spots the resemblance…
Stamos, repped by WME and Brillstein Entertainment, has a solid Broadway resume, which includes roles in Cabaret, Nine, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying and, most recently, Bye Bye Birdie. In primetime, he most recently starred on NBC’s ER, on which he played paramedic-turned-intern Tony Gates.