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Jane Lynch dishes on ‘Glee’ season 6: ‘We're bringing back a lot of the cast’

Jane Lynch dishes on ‘Glee’ season 6: ‘We're bringing back a lot of the cast’
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Glee” is gearing up for production of its sixth and final season soon. Fans are anxiously awaiting the glee club-based series and rumors about plot and cast have been everywhere in the media. Jane Lynch, who plays lovable antagonist Coach Sue Sylvester, was reported by Digital Spy on June 25 as saying the show will be "bringing back a lot of the cast" for season 6.

Season 5 saw a huge focus on New York with many of the cast members transitioning to the Big Apple. Ryan Murphy, one of the show’s co-creators has said the “Glee’s” sixth season will return to its high school roots, something he is excited about.

Lynch said the cast and crew are aware the show is winding down and it’s a bit sad. "We're kind of winding down and the end is near - it's sad," she said. We agree.

She continued, explaining that she doesn’t know what will be happening with specific characters but thinks the final season will be “Very solid and fun.” That’s not to say that she doesn’t know a few things about what’s in store for the upcoming season. She did drop this little nugget of a teaser:

"I think we're going to have some surprises about who's going to be the choir director of The Warblers and who will be the choir director of Vocal Adrenaline. I think it'll be a big surprise."

The two teams have been friendly rivals throughout the series history. Should 2 of McKinley High’s alums end up on opposing teams, it could bring some real excitement back into the show. Wouldn’t it be fun to see Rachel and Santana facing off? Of course, with former cast members returning for the final season, there is no telling who the choir directors could be.

Lynch also talked recently about how “Glee” has changed the trajectory of her career in the Miami Herald. The actress had a successful career prior to joining the show including roles in dozens of films and on even more TV shows. Her role as the narcissistic coach of McKinley High’s cheerleading team, the Cheerios, has opened other doors for the 53 year old actress.

“It was a total game-changer. They would not have asked me to do `Annie’ if I weren’t on `Glee.’ At the time I was kind of known for the Christopher Guest movies. I was enjoying my career. I was happy doing guest spots here and there. But this really upped it.”

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