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2010 Fall Premiere Schedule

Summer is over and now our favorite shows are returning back to the prime time line up. Looks like most shows are returning the week of September 19th including Dancing with the Stars, Chuck, Castle, House, Glee, Bones, Grey’s Anatomy, and the final season of Smallville.

With every Fall season also brings on new series some of which have already started. The series premieres of Hellcats and Nikita began the week of Labor Day. Both shows have potential and even though it is early, I think Hellcats can develop into a show that could be as popular as Glee or at least will draw audiences from other genre shows like Make It or Break It. Other series premieres that I’m looking forward to are The Event, Chase, Lone Star, Undercovers, Outsourced, and No Ordinary Family.

Click on the link below to see when your favorite show returns.

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Are you watching “Glee”?

Glee -- Image courtesy of AccessHollywood.com

Glee -- Image courtesy of AccessHollywood.com

The official series premiere of “Glee” took place on September 9, 2009. In an effort to promote the show, there was a director’s cut of the preview episode of “Glee”, which aired a week before the premiere. The preview episode was first aired in May following an episode of “American Idol” in order to generate more buzz for the show.

I found the series premiere of “Glee” to be just as enjoyable as the preview episode and in my opinion there is still a lot of potential for the show to grow a bigger audience. According to the LA Times, the series premiere of “Glee” brought in 7.3 million viewers! According to Entertainment Weekly, the show has now been picked up for a full season.

Essentially this show is like a musical for the small screen. I wouldn’t put “Glee” in the same category of Disney’s “High School Musical”, although I can see how some people may think that. “Glee” is a dramedy (drama + comedy) focusing on the students and the teachers. In my opinion the song choices/performances in the episodes help drive the story line or at least provide some comedic relief.

So what is “Glee” about? Well, there are your common High School cliques on the show: jocks, cheerleaders, individualists, etc. However, at the bottom of the High School social food chain is the Glee club. Although at one time in the school’s history the Glee Club was the coolest group to be part of. As the glee club funds hang on by a thread and are in danger of being cut, there is one teacher, Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) who believes he can make the glee club as great as it once was. There aren’t many people behind Mr. Schuester’s vision except for a guidance counselor, Emma Pillsbury (Jayma Mays), who happens to have a crush on Mr. Schuester who isn’t exactly happily married. None would want the glee club to fail more than the cheerleader coach, Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch), who continually schemes for the demise of the glee club. As for the glee club members, the group is quirky but together they are trying to prove that their talent transcends their social status.

So far I really like what the show tries to touch upon. High School is awkward time and sometimes it isn’t as easy as it is for some people. I’m not just talking about academically, but more of social acceptance. I like how the show is exploring real topics that are prevalent in today’s youth(s) including: sexuality, acceptance, etc. Although I feel the overall message that music brings these youths together for a greater purpose is something everybody can relate to. If only some of that optimism would spill into reality, who knows what can be accomplished. It makes me think about the Olympics. Two weeks out of the year, the countries of the world are united as the world watches. It’s an amazing thing if you think about it. 🙂

For more information on Glee and/or watch full episodes visit the Glee official website.

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Fox passes on Obama, TV premieres are still set

Souce: TVGuide.com

President Obama will be delivering a prime-time address this Wednesday, September 9, 2009, however the Fox network has opted not to air the President’s address and they will air the Fall premieres of “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Glee” as planned.

According to TV Guide, this will be Obama’s fifth prime-time speech since he was sworn in. CBS, ABC and NBC will be airing live coverage of the President’s address this Wednesday.

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“Glee” premiere has moved up

Cast of Glee - Image courtesy of Fox.com

Cast of "Glee" - Image courtesy of Fox.com

Source: Variety

According to Variety, Fox has pushed up the premieres for both “Glee” and “So You Think You Can Dance” to September 9, 2009. I think this is a smart move. This way “Glee” has a chance to establish itself on the prime time schedule (before the slew of season and series premieres start) and gain an audience. I know I am looking forward to “Glee” so I hope the show is as good as the preview episode that aired in May. 🙂

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“Glee” is gleeful!

Image courtesy of Hulu.com

Image courtesy of Hulu.com

As part of a clever marketing strategy, “Glee” premiered after the season finale of “American Idol”. “Glee” is part of the Fox Fall line-up and with American Idol as its lead in, “Glee” brought in approximately 15 million viewers according to Zap2it.com.

Matthew Morrison stars as Will Schuester, an optimistic teacher who volunteers to take over the Glee club in the hope of reliving his glory days with the help of another supportive teacher, Emma Pillsbury, played by Jayma Mays (“Heroes”, “Ugly Betty”) in the effort of trying to make the school’s Glee club great again. Matthew Morrison has starred in the Broadway productions of “Hairspray” (as Link Larkin) and was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in “The Light in the Piazza” (as Fabrizio Naccarelli). The stars of the Glee club include Rachel Berry (Lea Michele, “Spring Awakening”) and the school’s star quarterback Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith, “Kyle XY”). Together they hope to transform the Glee club into a winning team in order to win Nationals. 

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