NEWS ROUNDUP: GLEE Inspired Record Trevor Project Calls, Max Adler Pilot, Scott Bakula to DH, New Maids For Downton

Last week's GLEE episode inspires record traffic for LGBT suicide prevention organization The Trevor Project
GLEE's winter finale featured a story line surrounding former bully Karofsky (Max Adler), who attempted suicide after finding himself the target of gay bullying. The episode included a PSA for the Trevor Project, a national organization that helps prevent LGBT suicide that counts Daniel Radcliffe and Glee‘s own Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Kevin McHale, and Adler among its supporters. The episode of the Fox hit led to a record number of traffic for the organization’s website and phone number.

“What was great about the show is that they worked in conjunction with us so we knew in advance that there was going to in all likelihood be an increase in volume,” says cofounder Peggy Rajski. “What happened was the volume went up about 300 percent, but we were ready.”

Max Adler cast in Shawn Ryan's LAST RESORT drama for ABC
Adler, who has recurred on GLEE since Season 1, will appear as a guest star in the pilot — and may or may not stay on if it gets picked up to series.

Scott Bakula to guest on DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES
Bakula will play Bree’s conservative, high-powered, straight-arrow attorney for multiple episodes.

DOWNTON ABBEY casts Cara Theobald, Lucille Sharp as maids
Cara Theobald will play a new kitchen maid called Ivy in the Carnival Films period drama, while it has also been confirmed that Lucille Sharp has joined as lady's maid Miss Reid.

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