Sarah Jessica Parker Joins 'Glee' Cast: Other Movie Stars Taking on TV Roles This Year

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Details for Sarah Jessica Parker's character on "Glee" are starting to emerge. Though the actress will be playing a journalist during her turn on the hit Fox series, don't expect other similarities to her famous Carrie Bradshaw character. "That's where we encounter this character, who's sort of frazzled, eccentric and hilarious," says executive producer Ian Brennan when describing the origins of Parker's latest role. It looks like we will get a much crazier version of the actress than we are used to seeing. Sarah isn't the only movie star scheduled to appear on TV this year. Here is a look at a few others that are taking on new roles on the small screen.

Kate Hudson

The Oscar-nominated star will be seen singing and dancing on "Glee" when she starts a recurring role in the fourth season. The "Almost Famous" beauty will play the new character Cassandra July for at least six episodes, and it looks like fans of the actress will be in for a treat. "It's going to be pretty awesome," says Brennan. "She'll be Rachel's dance teacher at NYATA and it's gonna be good." Given Kate's experience in comedic roles, she should be a terrific fit on the show.

Lucy Liu

The "Charlie's Angels" actress is co-starring in CBS's "Elementary," one of the more intriguing new shows of the season. Lucy will star as a drastically new version of Watson, the iconic sidekick of Sherlock Holmes. Since Watson has always been portrayed as a man, this show promises to give fans an entirely new take on the classic duo. "I think the gender change creates a dynamic and chemistry that you don't see in the films and the BBC series," said Lucy when describing the twist. "I'm not saying it's romantic but it's little bit of tingle."

Kevin Bacon

The veteran character actor is taking on the lead role in "The Following," a new Fox drama from the mind of "Scream" scribe Kevin Williamson. Bacon will play a former FBI agent who is desperately tracking a brutal serial killer that has created a cult of mass murderers. The show will mark the actor's first regular role on a TV series, and Williamson couldn't be happier to have him. "I think it was what he wanted to do," said the series creator. "I think he was drawn to this kind of material. Now that I've gotten to know him a little bit better, I understand that this is exactly his type of stuff, it's up his alley."

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