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'Glee' Casting Two New (Conservative!) Roles

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According to casting breakdowns that were released today, Movieline reports, Glee executive producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck are casting two new roles for an upcoming season two episode. And it sounds like Glee might be getting more political this year.

Casting begins immediately for both roles, one of which is Tammy Jean, a middle-aged "recent Tea Party candidate and home schooler — a Sarah Palin type."

The other newly available role is Sister Mary Constance, a middle-aged African-American exotic dancer-turned-Carmelite Nun. (Sounds like the Glee cast might be taking a trip to see Sister Act on Broadway soon, huh?) The episode begins shooting Tuesday.

Movieline notes that audiences shouldn't be surprised that Murphy and crew would take on the Tea Party -- but might this character actually be a sympathetic protagonist, rather a cartoon villain? Maybe, based on what Murphy told TV Guide last year:

"We’ve taken a couple jabs at the right wing this year. So what I want to do with this character is have someone who Christian kids and parents can recognize and say, 'Oh, look — I’m represented there, too!' If we’re trying to form a world of inclusiveness, we’ve got to include that point of view as well."

Who do you think should guest star on Glee, as either a Sarah Palin type or a reformed nun? (And don't say Tina Fey. She's busy.) Leave your comments below to share your thoughts.

Plus, check out the video below to see what Glee's music producers look for in new cast members:

-- Daniel Lehman

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