A Mighty Fight? Molly Shannon Ready to Tackle Sue Sylvester on "Glee"

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010  |  Updated 5:15 PM EDT
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A Mighty Fight? Molly Shannon Ready to Tackle Sue Sylvester on "Glee"

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Actress Molly Shannon spent six seasons on Saturday Night Live. She is most well-known for her character "Mary Catherine Gallagher." She went on to make the 1999 film "Superstar" based on that character. Currently, Shannon stars in the NBC sitcom "Kath and Kim."

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Molly Shannon is headed to "Glee."

The former "Saturday Night Live" and "Kath & Kim" star is joining the FOX franchise as the arch enemy of McKinely High School cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, played by Jane Lynch, Access Hollywood has confirmed.

As first reported by Entertainment Weekly, Molly will play Brenda Castle, an aging astronomy teacher and badminton coach.

Her character will reportedly have trouble with booze, pills and notoriously hard-nosed cheerleading coach Sue.

Molly's first episode will premiere in May.

Since returning to television in the fall, Jane's character has grown in popularity not only among fans, but also in the acting community.

Just last month, Rosie O'Donnell expressed her interest in joining the series and engaging in a "torrid affair" with Sue.

Interestingly, Molly's own former on-screen love interest in "Kath & Kim" was played by Michael Hitchcock, who has starred with Jane in 2000's "Best In Show" and 2003's "A Mighty Wind."

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