As she just wrapped her Emmy-winning turn on Glee, Jane Lynch has lined up her next TV series role, signing on as one of the two leads in CBS’ half-hour comedy pilot Angel From Hell, from writer-executive producer Tad Quill and CBS TV Studios. The project, whose format is still TBD, centers on an unlikely pair. When the larger-than-life, brassy and flamboyant Amy (Lynch) enters Allison’s life and claims to be her guardian angel, they form an unlikely friendship, and Allison can’t be sure if Amy is an angel or just nuts.  

Lynch has won two Emmys, one for her co-starring role on Fox’s Glee and one for hosting NBC’s Hollywood Game Night. She has a long-standing relationship with CBS, stemming from her recurring role on Two and a Half Men where she did 14 episodes over a period of 10 years.