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Lea Michele on her new show ‘The Mayor’: “It’s so great, really funny”

If you’ve missed seeing Lea Michele on your TV every week since Glee and Scream Queens – have no fear! The star will be back on the small screen this fall in her new show The Mayor.

“I’m so proud of this show,” Lea told E! News at last night’s Emmy Awards. “It’s an incredible young, talented cast…We’re going to have new music every week from our producer Daveed Diggs from Hamilton. It’s so great, really funny. I’m having a great time.”

In the show, Lea plays the chief of staff to a small-town mayor who only ran for mayor to gain more publicity for his rapping career.

“We’re in the golden age of television right now…the women in television, really inspiring to see,” Lea said.

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During her interview, Lea also revealed that while she may not be working with Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy on her new show, Ryan’s opinion still matters quite a bit to her – especially when it comes to getting approval of her new boyfriend Zandy Reich.

“I was here with Ryan Murphy yesterday. So Ryan is like my family…one of the greatest friends in the world that I have, so when my boyfriend got the seal of approval from Ryan Murphy, that’s it. Yeah, my parents, friends, whatever, but Ryan Murphy, done deal seals the deal,” Lea said.

You can catch Lea in The Mayor when it premieres on Tuesday, Oct. 3!


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