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Erin Strecker
April 08, 2014 AT 09:43 PM EDT

Shirley MacLaine is headed to Ryan Murphy-ville — but, sadly, it’s not American Horror Story.

Instead, the Oscar-winner (who was most recently seen on television strutting around Downton Abbey) will have a multi-episode arc on Glee, EW has confirmed. TVLine, which first reported the news, says she’ll portray a New York socialite intent on turning Blaine (Darren Criss) into a superstar. (I mean, someone has to go up against Rachel for Broadway supremacy…)

Her first episode is slated to air later this month. Glee recently saw its episode order this season cut from 22 to 20, but the show will return for a final, NYC-centric season next year.


We can’t wait.

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