Tuesday’s episode of Glee, “Dream On,” was explosive in many little ways - and it’s what everyone’s talking about after several hours of prime time TV.
The episode inched us ever-closer to the Regionals competition, where feature glee club New Directions will go head-to-head with the more successful Vocal Adrenaline. Neil Patrick Harris and Idina Menzel were among the long line of guest stars, but arguably the night was won by Joss Whedon. The director has been a main topic of Twitter discussion since it was announced he would direct the episode, and now the Gleeks are filled with praise for his management of the popular show.
Twitter and FOX forums also lit up with praise for Neil Patrick Harris, the episode’s very fun dance number and the amazing twist - though, some are still scratching their heads over the development. Many are taking the twist at face value, but some are still searching for devious plots meant to wreck the glee club’s chances at the all-important Regionals competition.
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- 10 Things I Hate About You (ABC Family, 8pm): “Joey gets a callback for a reality show!” Canceled shows call for desperate measures.
- Romantically Challenged (ABC, 9:30pm): “Perry takes a stay-at-home vacation, which irritates unemployed roommate Shawn so much that Shawn is willing to take a job - virtually any job.” This is what Perry would call a ‘productive vacation.’
- The Real Housewives of New Jersey (Bravo, 10pm): “Sick of the Jersey-girl superdramas, Dina reaches out to a Zen master to remove all the negativity from her life.” In different parts of Jersey, problem-solving “Zen masters” go by a different title.
Kristin Chenoweth returns in Tuesday’s installment of Glee, an episode entitled “Home.” She’s only one in a string of guest stars who will be appearing in the seven episodes between right now and the season finale (we’ve got spoilers on that episode, too!). Keep reading to find out who’s singing what, and what you won’t want to miss on the finale…
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Attendees at PaleyFest 2010’s Glee event got a number of juicy spoilers concerning the show’s remaining episodes.
What musical moments can fans look forward to when the program returns on April 13? A Madonna-themed episode, duets with Neil Patrick Harris…and even a Lady Gaga cover.
“She’s arguably the most important pop star right now,” co-creator Ryan Murphy said about the “Bad Romance” singer. The unnamed tune will appropriately be featured in an episode about the “power of theatricality.” (Let’s hope lesbian prison porn is not included.)
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I can almost hear Britney Spears saying it right now: “This How I Met Your Mother show is so fun, y’all. You should try acting on it too!”
In the next few weeks, the CBS comedy will be welcoming a few more of the music industry’s biggest names. First up, Carrie Underwood.
Although she sings about cheating men when she’s on the stage, Underwood’s pharmaceutical sales rep character is the one who may be stringing Ted (Josh Radnor) along. You can see more clips from that March 1 appearance - including Carrie dressed as a flight attendant and a cavewoman - after the jump.
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American Idol 9 visited frequent host city Dallas, Texas in Wednesday’s installment. Soaring skyscrapers, wide-open skies and southern charm were offered aplenty. The show’s steadies - Ryan Seacrest, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson - attempted to guess who the day’s guest judge would be.
Neil Patrick Harris, best known for his role on How I Met Your Mother, answered the question. His goal was to make “two, three dozen people cry.” I’m on board with that. Original American Idol champ Kelly Clarkson came from the show’s first Dallas auditions. Also present at this first year was Julie Kevelighan, who returned in Season 9 for a little redemption.
Clad in an ill-fitting sparkly blue dress, Julie launched into a warbly rendition of “Black Velvet” to further prove that she’s just no Idol. Neil Patrick Harris critiqued Julie’s sign before telling her he didn’t really care for the singing. “Everything was wrong,” Simon Cowell summed it up. Julie kept right on singing as the panel groaned. Security eventually swept her right on out the door. “That’s just annoying,” the guest judge remarked.
The 2009-10 awards season kicked into high gear this morning with the official announcement of the Golden Globe nominations.
Here are some of the noteworthy mentions from this year’s list of TV nominees:
- Freshman drama Glee leads all TV nominations with a total of four - including mentions for Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison and Jane Lynch. Damages, Dexter, 30 Rock and Big Love all got three noms.
- Although cable television dominated the Best Drama category, the major networks had a tight hold of the Best Comedy category.
- Newbies recognized this year include Courteney Cox (Cougar Town), Thomas Jane (Hung), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) and Modern Family.
- Despite big buzz around Emmy time, Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons did not get any love this time around. Meanwhile, Emmy-winner Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) was snubbed as well.
- HBO, once again, leads all channels with 17 nominations. FOX and Showtime both had six each.
The 67th Golden Globe Awards with host Ricky Gervais airs Jan. 17 on NBC.
(You can find the full list of television nominees after the jump. Click here for the film nominations.)
Here are some of the TV on DVD options available this Tuesday.
- Ax Men (Season 2)
- Cagney & Lacey: The Menopause Years
- Cagney & Lacey: The Return
- Cobra (Complete Series)
- CSI: NY (Season 5)
- Daybreak (Complete Series)
- Foyle’s War (Series 1-5)
- The Guild (Seasons 1 & 2)
- He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (Complete Series)
- How I Met Your Mother (Season 4)
- Kings (Season 1)
- Life on Mars (Complete Series)
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The winners might not have changed, but the numbers did. One year after seeing its lowest scores on record, the Emmys actually showed (some) improvement.
CBS’ airing Primetime Emmy Awards averaged 13.3 million (4.2/11 in 18-49) over the three-hour telecast. That’s an increase of 8% in the viewers and 11% in the key demos. While it’s hard to pinpoint a reason for the uptick, many have attributed the rising numbers to host Neil Patrick Harris.
Meanwhile, an entirely different competition was taking place over at NBC. The close battle between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys sacked approximately 22.4 million viewers (16.5/27). That now stands as NBC’s best overnight score ever from the Sunday Night Football series.
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Could the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards be another year for firsts?
Around this same time last September, the execs of basic cable were thrilled to see one of their own finally win the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series (Mad Men). Meanwhile, producers of reality fare saw an award given to one of their hosts (Jeff Probst). So which other category could be covered during this round? Animation.
For the first time since 1961 (when The Flintstones were still on air), an animated program has been nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series. So will Family Guy finally go where The Simpsons has never gone before? Not if the six other contenders have anything to say about it!
So who won? Who lost? Which funnyman took home the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor since Jeremy Piven wasn’t even nominated? Read our West Coast play-by-play account of this evening’s telecast and find out!
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