12:15pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Speechless' Enlists Julianne Hough
ABC is extending its relationship with Julianne Hough.
The Dancing With the Stars judge has been tapped to guest star in the network's freshman comedy Speechless, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Speechless centers on a family with a special-needs child that is good at dealing with the challenges it faces and excellent at creating new ones.
Hough will guest star in the ninth episode of the season as Miss Bloom, a young, beautiful and enthusiastic new choir teacher. She's excited to teach all of the new choir students, including JJ (Micah Fowler).
The news comes days after ABC picked up the comedy, produced by 20th Century Fox Television, for a full season.
Hough's credits include Grease: Live, Footloose, Safe Haven and DWTS. She is repped by WME.