Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Photo: Katey Sagal

Meeting the New Directions parents on Glee usually means spotting some major stars: Jeff Goldblum and Brian Stokes Mitchell as Rachel's dads and Idina Menzel as her biological mother, Gloria Estefan as Santana's mom, etc. And now another big name is joining the Lima family: critically-acclaimed actress Katey Sagal will guest-star as Artie's (Kevin McHale) mother this season.

Katey is known for TV roles both comedic (Married... With Children) and dramatic (Sons of Anarchy). She also lends her voice to the animated series Futurama.

TVLine reports that Katey will pop up in one episode this season during May sweeps. The site also points out that there's no word of whether or not Kevin McHale got his dream choice for his character's dad — singer Harry Connick, Jr.

Ryan Murphy announced the news early this morning (April 5) with the following tweet:

Now we're even more excited about the rest of Season 4!

Source: TVLine