“C-minus! That’s a Puckerman A-plus!”
– Puck (Mark Salling), on finding out that he can graduate on Glee
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What better way to bounce back from last night’s bittersweet Glee finale than with a little retail therapy?
From her rising star and diamond chain to her Finn nameplate charm, Rachel’s necklaces have always stood out on the series. But her latest accessory — a pendant in the shape of an apple — made quite a statement as she bid farewell to her friends at McKinley High and set out for New York City. (No need to shed too many tears though, she’ll still be around when the series returns.)
“This season was all about Rachel going to New York to start her Broadway career, so Lea and I had a conversation about what the necklace should be. We decided that a little apple, like taking a famous bite out of the Big Apple, would be appropriate,” says costume designer Lou Eyrich, who commissioned go-to jeweler Ryan Ryan to create the piece. READ FULL STORY
Well, Gleeks, the bittersweet moment has arrived. After over 300 songs, a handful of Finchel breakups and approximately 526,000 Sue Sylvester schemes, it’s graduation time for the McKinley High seniors. Going into the finale, there are a lot of unanswered questions about Rachel, Kurt, Finn, and everyone else: It’s still unclear who is coming back next year and in what role. At Fox’s upfront presentation last week, it sounded like the details were still being hashed out.
Tuesday night marks the end of an era. Last week, New Directions finally won Nationals in Chicago and got a hero’s welcome upon their return home to Lima. Schu and Emma finally had sex, and Puck is getting a second chance at European geography — and graduation. The big question going into tonight’s episode “Goodbye” is NYADA results: We can assume Kurt is in based on Carmen’s (Whoopi Goldberg) love for his audition — but what about Rachel? After choking during her big song, she begged and pleaded for another chance — and it didn’t appear to be working. But after Carmen saw her showstopping performance at Nationals, could everyone’s favorite drama queen get a second chance? It’s likely.
We’re also waiting on news about Finn, who wants to follow his lady to NYC and attend the Actors Studio. No word on whether he’s doing that or falling back on pool cleaning with Puck in L.A. I bet we see an OC-style plot twist, where Finn won’t get into his dream school for the fall semester, but will join Rachel, and the Actors Studio, in the spring.
As for Kurt and Blaine, who knows what the future will hold for McKinley’s lovebirds. Kurt is graduating and presumably going to NYADA, and Blaine will be sticking around McKinley for another year — someone has to sing all the Glee Club solos. Expect tearful goodbyes all around. Speaking of tearful goodbyes, I’m confident whatever happens with Kurt and Burt will make me tear up.
And what would Glee be without a celebrity guest star? Gloria Estefan will be making an appearance tonight as Santana’s mother. Although we know they won’t be singing together, I’m sure it’ll be emotional, especially after Santana’s less-than-smooth experience coming out to her grandmother earlier this season.
Can you believe just three years ago this band of misfits was singing “Sit Down, You’re Rocking The Boat?” Look how far they’ve come. What do you want to see tonight? What songs are you hopeful they’ll perform?
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Though it actually launched on Oct. 9, 1986, Fox is celebrating its 25th anniversary this weekend with a primetime extravaganza featuring such stars of yesteryear as Calista Flockhart, Gabrielle Carteris, Ian Ziering, and David Faustino. Before tomorrow night’s broadcast, we thought it appropriate to take a look back at how the network has changed the pop culture landscape in the last quarter century. READ FULL STORY
Gleeks, rejoice! The wait is over, and the hottest person on TV, Matt Bomer (no bias here) of White Collar fame, is guest starring on the new episode tonight. I’ve literally played the Bomer/Darren Criss cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” about a hundred times this week and it’s so good that I can’t wait to finally find out what purpose it actually has in the context of the storyline. We do have some intel –Bomer will play Cooper, Blaine’s older brother, who is a celebrity in Lima after starring in a credit-rating commercial. The brothers don’t get along, and it seems that sparks will fly after Cooper teaches an acting “master class” to the New Directions.
The Gleeks shall inherit cable at 8 p.m. tonight, when Bravo airs an episode of Inside the Actors Studio devoted to McKinley High’s finest. Sadly, the show won’t reveal whether Rachel and Finn are going through with their ill-advised marriage, or whether poor Quinn has become the next Marissa Cooper; for that, we’ll have to wait until tomorrow’s long-awaited spring premiere.
The special should satisfy fans who yearn to know more about Ryan Murphy, Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Cory Monteith, and Jane Lynch. (Heather Morris is absent, probably because she was busy seeing a misogynist about a pesky pulled hamstring.)
It’s tough to choose which of Bravo’s six promo videos is the most scrumtrulescent. If pressed, I’d have to go with the clip in which Matthew Morrison reveals that as a young “gang” member in Orange County, he learned how to do the electric boogaloo. Check out Mr. Schue’s best You Got Served moves: READ FULL STORY
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.