Nickelodeon's iCarly Lines Up Two High Profile Guest Stars

By Jesse Carp 2011-06-08 15:30:20 discussion comments
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I can't say I really know that much about the Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly (it sounds like a new piece of tech from Apple) but the show is lining up some more impressive guest stars for its fourth season. Yes, guest stars plural... and both are very high-profile, one being an Emmy nominated actor and the other, well, the other is the First Lady of the United States of America.

The hit children's show, which stars Miranda Cosgrove as the titular Carly, has already had cameos from Jane Lynch and Jack Black this year but plans on filling a couple more guest spots before all is said and done. EW reports that The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons will make an appearance as "Caleb, a psychiatric patient who thinks that he hails from the future." Parsons is filming that role as we speak (or I type, you read) and the episode is expected to air later this year.

The second, and ridiculously high-profile, guest spot on iCarly will be from First Lady Michelle Obama. Yes, the wife of the President of the United States is going on Nickelodeon in a role that has her playing herself. The Associated Press got the scoop from network president Cyma Zarghami who said that "show creator and executive producer Dan Schneider wrote the episode just for Obama and her Joining Forces initiative." The Joining Forces initiative is trying to generate further awareness and support for military families and since Carly's father is an overseas colonel, this appearance (and narrative) seems like a great fit for the show. The Michelle Obama episode will air early next year.

iCarly airs on Fridays at 6 p.m. ET on Nickelodeon.
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