Another "American Idol" alum is heading to a small screen near you. Season 11 finalist Jessica Sanchez has been tapped for a recurring role on the hit series "Glee." The 17-year-old star is currently working on her first CD, and this big news promises to keep her busy for a long time. There are no details about what her role on "Glee" will be, but speculation is swirling about her playing a potential love interest for Finn. In the long history of "American Idol," a number of alumni from the show have made acting appearances on TV. Here is a look at a few of the most notable stars to return to TV in an acting capacity.
Since finishing in second place during the show's fifth season, Katharine has seen her career thrive. Not only has she carried out her dream of making music, but she has also blossomed into a talented actress. In addition to appearing in several movies, she is also the star of the NBC hit "Smash." The show was picked up for a second season, and will return to the airwaves later this season. In addition to that role, Katharine has also a number of guest spots on TV shows. She has appeared in small roles on "Community" and "CSI: NY." If that's not enough, she has also provided her voice for the animated hit "Family Guy."
Becky must have a thing for medical dramas. With roles in "ER" and "House," the season five competitor has made guest appearances on two of the most notable medical shows in recent memory. In addition to starring with doctors, Becky also had a guest role on "Psych" in 2010. She has also found success on the big screen, with her most notable turn coming in the comedy "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry."
Carrie has become a huge country star since her "American Idol" days. While music is her bread and butter, Carrie has also done some work on TV. Her most notable role came on "How I Met Your Mother," where she played a woman that is able to manipulate Ted into doing almost anything. Carrie has also appeared on "Sesame Street" as well as a number of reality shows.
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