August 30, 2011 11:35am PT by Philiana Ng
'Pretty Little Liars' Casts 'Glee' Actor in 'Significant Role' (Exclusive)
Pretty Little Liars is adding some new blood when the ABC Family series returns next year.
"We have two new Rosewood hotties coming to town," Pretty Little Liars executive producer Marlene King revealed to The Hollywood Reporter.
Alexander Nifong, who guest starred in the "Silly Love Songs" episode of Glee as Jeremiah (also known as the guy Blaine sang to at the Gap), has been tapped to play the character of Sam for at least one episode, THR has learned exclusively.
"He pays a blind student at the blind school where Jenna did her rehabilitation in Philadelphia," King says, "and he's going to play a significant role in the show."
Does this mean Jenna will go forward with the surgery to regain her sight? "She is definitely going to go forward with the surgery," King teases. But whether that means she'll see again "is a mystery."
An old friend from Aria's past will also be appearing for a stint on the series. Shane Coffey, who has recurred on ABC Family's The Secret Life of an American Teenager, is set to appear as Holden in the 15th and 16th episodes (or the third and fourth episodes of 2012) of the season.
"We find out he's been away from Rosewood for a while, but he's returned to town and he was Aria's childhood friend," King says, adding that they've known each other since they were toddlers. "He's the first guy we're casting as our male pretty little liar."
She adds: "He comes in with a big lie that's really fun."
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