Looks like Coach Beiste could be ordering a second bowl of pasta the next time she calls for Breadstix takeout.
Nope, she’s not ramping up her carb-loading, and as far as we know, she’s not pregnant. But TVLine has learned exclusively that Beiste, played by the delightful Dot-Marie Jones (a 2011 Emmy nominee for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series), may have a very special dinner companion in her future.
Indeed, the show’s producers have cast Eric Bruskotter in what’s being described as a major recurring role of Johnny, a football recruiter who comes scouting for talent at McKinley, but finds he can’t take his eyes off the team’s gruff but big-hearted coach. Bruskotter has previously had recurring roles on 24, Six Feet Under and Providence, and most recently appeared in an episode of Franklin & Bash.
The prospect of this football recruiter being fashioned as a love interest for Beiste got a winning reception from Jones when we ran the idea by her recently. “Oh my God… I’ll have to talk to Ryan Murphy about that!” she beamed.
I’m actually really excited about this. I feel like I’ve seen this guy in everything and he’s always been charming. Can’t wait!