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'GCB' season finale: Will you join the congregation in season 2? -- POLL

If you’ve watched GCB every week since the show’s premiere in March, you know that on the whole, the Texan housewife hootenanny is rarely serious, occasionally ridiculous, and frequently hilarious. Where else on television can you see rhinestoned cowboy hats, church musical riff-offs, mud-soaked cheerleaders and death by baby back rib in one show?

But even as we gird our (pork) loins for tonight’s season finale–in which Carlene takes the glossy gang across the Mexican border–the question looms: will GCB return to testify for a second season?

EW television gurus Lynette Rice and James Hibberd don’t feel too positive about a season two pick-up, given the show’s failure so far to become a suitable replacement for the outgoing Desperate Housewives, but GCB hasn’t been completely counted out of the on-the-bubble race just yet. Its season-finale performance tonight may decide the ultimate fate of Dallas’s favorite Bitches, but nevertheless, a second season means nothing if the loyal viewers don’t tune in in the fall when the collection plate makes its rounds.

And as an added bonus, here’s one of my personal favorite moments from the show. In the event that a second season pick-up isn’t in the cards, at least we have this memory to share: READ FULL STORY

'GCB' gets reality knock-off, now let's turn the tables: Which reality show should go scripted?

Word came down the pipe today (via TMZ) that the producers behind the Gremlin-like Real Housewives franchise are seeking out good Christian… uh… ladies for a reality series based on ABC’s GCB. In the era of reality proliferation, it’s become a go-to to rip off the hard work of TV writers and reproduce their ideas cheaply by training the lens on a coterie of overindulged, under-restrained aspiring singers and actresses. Indeed, it’s exactly how Real Housewives was born: the small-screen version of Athena springing from the head of Zeus, only replace the goddess of wisdom with Vicki Gunvalson and Zeus with Teri Hatcher naked in a bush. But what about turning the tables? Wouldn’t it be exciting to see a reality show milked for all its dramatic potential in the scripted world? Below, I offer up a few suggestions, then you can chip in your own in the comments. READ FULL STORY

PopWatch planner: 'Glee,' reliving the Titanic, and a spooky Friday the 13th opening

Bookended by Easter and Tax Day, the week in between has some lighter fare to keep you busy. From a new episode of Glee to a zillion Titanic-themed shows, to narrowing down the Idol finalists, take a peek and start programming your DVR. Have a great week!

GCB, ABC 9p.m.

Happy Easter! The ladies of GCB sure know how to make a stir – with back-to-back new episodes.
Check out a sneak peek of one of the new shows here, where Cricket and Blake decide there’s no way a liberal is worthy of carrying their baby.

Dancing with the Stars, ABC 8p.m.

The latest live show Dancing with the Stars features a performance by Detroit rockers KISS and the dances will be set to rock songs. Think the teams will have to paint their faces in tribute?

Glee, FOX 8p.m.
Bonus: Albert Nobbs available on VOD

Glee is back! I have had the clip of Blaine (Darren Criss) and his brother, guest star Matt Bomer (White Collar) singing Gotye on repeat all week, so it’s a good thing the show is finally back so I can stop driving my officemates crazy. After the cliffhanger mid-season, I can’t wait to see waht will happen as the McKinley kids barrel towards graduation

Also on Tuesday, gender-bending drama Albert Nobbs, which earned Glenn Close and Janet McTeer Oscar nominations, is available on Video on Demand more than a month before its DVD release.

American Idol, Fox 8p.m.

And then there were seven. The remaining finalists take the stage on American Idol as we head towards the finale. This week they perform songs from this decade, which I’m assuming means 2002-2012 – let’s just hope we’re done with the Adele covers.

Private Screenings, TCM 9 p.m.

To kick off the annual TCM Classic Film Festival, the channel’s Private Screenings series will feature Liza Minelli talking about her life and career. The fest, which takes place over four days in Hollywood, is premiering a new remastered version of Cabaret as well as favorites like Funny Face, Frankenstein, and The Thomas Crowne Affair.

Cabin in the Woods opens in theaters

Perfectly timed for Friday the 13th, Drew Goddard’s directorial debut Cabin in the Woods opens in theaters. Try not to read any spoilers before you go – the twist is worth the wait!

Titanic miniseries, ABC 8 p.m.

The ill-fated Titanic hit an iceberg and sunk 100 years ago this week, and several networks are commemorating the event, but none with more fanfare than the Julian Fellowes-helmed Titanic two-part series on ABC. The Downton Abbey creator dramatized the story of ship’s crew and its passengers. Part two culminates the series on Sunday at 9 p.m.

Girls premiere, HBO 10:30p.m.

Lena Dunham made her name with a film that premiered at SXSW in 2010, Tiny Furniture. Now she’s back, starring in and directing a show backed by Judd Apatow about the very real stories of a down-to-earth group of young women living in New York City. Be prepared to cringe, cry, and laugh – not necessarily in that order.

'GCB' star Annie Potts blasts Newt Gingrich for hypocrisy

During a visit to The View today, actress Annie Potts star slammed Newt Gingrich, who earlier called her new show, GCB, an example of the entertainment industry’s “anti-Christian bigotry.” Potts began tamely, musing, “I don’t know what all the fuss is about.” But it took very little prodding from co-hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg to get her going. READ FULL STORY

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