Jane Lynch Dishes On Shocking 'Glee' Star Exits & Emmy Hosting Preps

"Glee" star Jane Lynch arrives at the Critics' Choice Television Awards at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on June 20, 2011 "Glee" star Jane Lynch arrives at the Critics' Choice Television Awards at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on June 20, 2011

Gleeks everywhere were left a bit stunned on Wednesday after “Glee” showrunner Ryan Murphy announced that series stars Chris Colfer, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith would not return for Season 4.

However, Jane Lynch — who plays Cheerios coach/resident meanie Sue Sylvester on the FOX hit — says that despite fan disappointment over the trio’s impending exit, she trusts Ryan Murphy’s judgment.

“[Ryan] rarely makes bad calls,” Jane told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover of the decision to give the three young stars the boot during a phone interview on Thursday’s Access Hollywood Live. “But I think it’s kind of cool that they will graduate.

“And I also think it’s kind of cool that the teachers get to stay!” she added with a laugh, referring to her own character’s tenure.

Jane was honored for her work on the show with both a Golden Globe award and an Emmy Award in 2010, as well a Best Supporting Actress nomination on Thursday morning.

However, this year, Jane will return to the Emmys in a different capacity than just hopeful winner — she’ll also be serving as the famed award ceremony’s host.

“I have some great writers who are on it right now, and I think [the show] is going to be really funny,” she told Billy and Kit of her Emmy preparations. “We’ll have some singing, we’ll have some dancing.”

The actress – who is celebrating her 51st birthday today! – also shared her joy over her fellow “Glee” coaching staff Emmy nominee – Dot-Marie Jones (who plays the fictional high school’s football coach).

“She’s the best. She’s such a wonderful actress and a consummate professional,” Jane raved when asked if she was excited for Dot-Marie’s first Emmy nomination, up for the award in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. “I’m a big fan of Dot’s, so that really warmed my heart.”

The 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air on September 18.

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