Glee alum Jane Lynch is playing the worst (or best) guardian angel ever on the new CBS comedy Angel From Hell.
In the series, slated for the fall, Lynch plays Amy, a bon-a-fide angel who goes to Earth to make contact with the woman she’s been watching over, Allison (Maggie Lawson), an uppity dermatologist.
Amy’s crude personality and half-assed work ethic has landed her into the celestial doghouse, so she decides to make amends by revamping Allison’s life.
Not surprisingly, Allison isn’t too receptive to the idea—until her seemingly perfect love life takes a nasty turn (one predicted by Amy).
Glee is not over yet, but Jane Lynch has already booked her next role.
She has been given her own show, and will be is taking her cutthroat-Sue-Sylvester act in a different direction; playing a sarcastic guardian angel in a new CBS comedy pilot called Angel From Hell.
In the half-hour show — written and executive produced by Scrubs and Spin City’s Tad Quill — the Emmy-winning Lynch plays Amy, guardian angel to Allison, who can’t tell if this she is an actual angel or a deranged life coach who eats intensity for lunch.
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Given her previous comedic counselling roles – therefore have been more than one – Lynch should have lots of fun playing both good cop and bad cop in Angel from Hell.
Lynch has won two Emmys, one for her co-starring role on Fox’s Glee and one for hosting NBC’s Hollywood Game Night. She has a long-standing relationship with CBS, stemming from her recurring role on Two and a Half Men where she did 14 episodes over a period of 10 years.