Leakes first appeared on “Glee” in Season 3, when she played a tough and no-nonsense swim coach named Roz. This one-episode role was sufficiently notable and well-received that the show’s creator, Ryan Murphy, quickly moved to cast Leakes in his sitcom, “The New Normal.”
When will Coach Roz return and what will she be doing? Leakes wasn’t quite ready to give away too much, but she did express a great deal of enthusiasm for the role. “I don’t know my story yet,” Leakes said of her “Glee” role. “I’m Coach Roz. Now what Coach Roz will be doing, I don’t know, but she is a dangerous girl. I love Coach Roz, honey. I am obsessed with her. I am so excited to be going to ‘Glee’!”
We can only imagine what the Coach will be up to next.
Although NeNe Leakes got her start on the reality show, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” she has been more prominent in scripted TV for the past year. On “The New Normal,” Leakes plays Rocky Rhoades, an outspoken assistant and associate of Bryan Collins (Andrew Rannells).
“Glee” airs Thursdays at 9pm on FOX.