TCA: Rosie O'Donnell, Sean Hayes Cast in NBC's 'Hairspray Live!'

Complete Coverage: TCA Summer 2016

Beverly Hills, Calif. -- Rosie O'Donnell and Sean Hayes have been cast in NBC's Hairspray Live!, it was announced Tuesday during the TCA summer press tour.

O'Donnell has been tapped to play the gym teacher, while Hayes has been cast as dress shop owner Mr. Pinky.

Hairspray Live! airs live on the Peacock Dec. 7.

Jessika Walsten

Jessika is an analyst for TVREV and Fabric Media. She previously served in various roles at Broadcasting + Cable, Multichannel News and NextTV, working with the brands since 2013. A graduate of USC Annenberg, Jessika has edited and reported on a variety of subjects in the media and entertainment space, including profiles on industry leaders and breaking news.