Jason Sudeikis is thrilled to be playing Justin Timberlake's “gay boyfriend” on The Cleveland Show.

The Saturday Night Live regular also plays the voice of Terry Kimple on the Fox animated comedy.

In an episode of the show to be aired in February, Kimple comes out gay and falls in love with a character voiced by Timberlake.

Sudeikis told gay glossy The Advocate that he's thrilled to be working with Timberlake.

“I saw him [Timberlake] at SNL when he came for the first episode of this season, and we hadn't seen each other since we had recorded that episode, so I was like, 'Hey my gay boyfriend!' Then we shared a tender embrace. When I first heard they were getting Timberlake to play Terry's love interest, I was like, 'Perfect! Terry should be so lucky.'”

Sudeikis added that his character's sexuality “won't dominate the storylines.”

“It's almost like when Ellen came out in The Puppy Episode, but then it became something that was just part of the character,” he said.

The Cleveland Show, the first spinoff from Fox's animated comedy Family Guy, has received mixed reviews since its 2009 debut.