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Sure, Will Schuester can lead a misfit Glee Club to Sectionals victory -- but can he compete in the romance department with John Stamos? Rumor has it that Uncle Jesse himself will play Matthew Morrison's romantic rival in Season 3 of Glee. Stamos, 46, is in talks to be the rebound boyfriend for wide-eyed guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury (Jayma Mays) -- who is also (as anyone who watched Tuesday's season finale knows) her dentist.
Stamos definitely has a Glee-worthy resume: like notable guest stars Kristin Chenoweth and Neil Patrick Harris, he has a resume full of TV and theater experience. His career as a song-and-dance man has included roles in Cabaret, Nine and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Stamos originated his first Broadway role in last year's revival of Bye Bye Birdie, for which he received decidedly mixed reviews. (But in fairness, he was miscast as the nerdy guy. And audiences loved him anyway.) Of course, Stamos fans have known about his penchant for bursting into song ever since Full House. His wannabe-rock-star character serenaded somebody at least once a season -- like in this scene, in which he sings a guitar ballad to a pint-sized Mary Kate-or-Ashley Olsen.
We hope that if John Stamos is appearing on Glee next season, they actually let him sing. The show's producers have a tendency to cast talented performers (R&B singer Eve as a rival show choir coach, Broadway stars Victor Garber and Debra Monk as Will's parents) without giving them a chance to shine. At the very least, he should play drums like he did in that Beach Boys video!