Liza Minnelli Joining Ugly Betty

January 21, 2010 By:
Liza Minnelli Joining Ugly Betty

Finally we have some TV news that doesn’t involve Glee! According to reports, Liza Minnelli is joining the cast of Ugly Betty!

Industry sources tell Fox411 Liza has inked a deal for a recurring role as the drama teacher named Lena Korvinka for Justin Suarez.

The insider says, “There were massive rumors last year, then again in early January that Liza was being courted for the show, but Liza originally hadn’t planned to do the show. Ugly Betty producers presented her with a great offer and a hilarious story and they kept coming back to her. She’s going to be playing an outrageous drama teacher and it is going to be fun! Liza is excited to be playing another off-the-wall character like Lucille on ‘Arrested Development.’”

The cast is reportedly ecstatic to have her on board, and Liza even put her new job ahead of her health! She was scheduled to have knee surgery on February 12th, but has postponed it. Let’s hope the role doesn’t require any stunts!