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Season four has brought a lot of changes to FOX’s musical drama Glee. It split the action between McKinley High in Ohio with the actual Glee club and New York City where graduates Rachel and Kurt moved to at the end of last season.The split is ambitious to say the least and it sorta feels like there are two separate shows going on at once- I’m not fully sure if this is a good thing yet. It comes off a little scatter brained and as someone who doesn’t care much for Rachel or Kurt, I feel myself zoning out whenever the show cuts to New York (that is unless Whoopi is guest starring).

Last week saw the New Directions, led by Finn, losing Sectionals and putting the future of the club on the line. This was a pretty good twist after the team came off winning Nationals last year and not only knocks them down a peg, but breaks us from the constant format of always working towards Sectionals, Regionals, then Nationals… a format that feels very tired in the show’s forth season. I’m very interested in where they will go from here.

Official Description, “Swan Song”: Finn thinks about his future with the glee club after Sectionals are over. Elsewhere, Rachel gets ready for NYADA’s winter showcase; and Kurt gets a second chance at an audition.

The new Glee episode airs tonight at 9:00pm on FOX. What else is on tonight?

8PM

CBS: The Big Bang Theory/Tw0 & a Half Men (comedies)
NBC: 30 Rock/Up All Night (comedies)
ABC: Last Resort (spy drama)
FOX: The X Factor (music competition)
CW: The Vampire Diaries (supernatural drama)
BET: Apollo Live (variety)
SPIKE: Impact Wrestling (wrestling)

9PM

CW: Beauty and the Beast (supernatural drama)
NBC: The Office/Parks and Recreation (comedies)
ABC: Grey’s Anatomy (medical drama)
CBS: Person of Interest (action drama)
GSN: Newlywed Game (game show)
HGTV: Extrene Homes (docu)
TLC: Four Weddings Holiday Showdown (reality)

10PM

ABC: Scandal (drama)
NBC: Rock Center (news showcase)
CBS: Elementary (action drama)
USA: Burn Notice (action drama)
FOOD: Sweet Genius (cooking competition)
FX: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia/The League (comedies)
DSC: Ghost Town Gold (docu)

I normally do not write about Saturday Night programming. Why? Because there is nothing worth mentioning — until now!

Did you know that Brian Austin Green (Beverly Hills 90210) and Harold Perrineau Jr (Sons of Anarchy) star in a hour long musical comedy series on TBS called The Wedding Band?!? Most people do not because TBS dumped the series on Saturday’s- yet the series has been breaking cable Saturday night viewing ratings records for the network and has actually been making a case for a renewal — though I still feel like TBS is trying to burn off the series after changing its mandate from producing a mix of hour and half hour comedies. And I will say this though, the series is actually pretty funny with good covers of popular songs making me question TBS’ decision to dump the show on Saturdays.

So, what is The Wedding Band about for those who have not heard about it? The series follows a group of lifelong friends and the new guy (Perrineau) who are in a wedding band (called Mother of the Bride) and get into trouble with each and every gig they play. It is a strange mix of comedy and procedural which actually works in favor for the show as they play at different parties and get to know the people they are playing for. It works. The episodes already have ranged from weddings (that’s what they normally do) to playing at a house party for two geeky guys trying to land the girls of their dreams. The show also has had quite the guest list for a new series and has included appearances by Megan Fox, Ryan Hansen, and Bree Turner amongst others.

The show’s main strength lies in the ensemble cast. Besides BAG and HP, the series features the likes of Jenny Wade (Reaper), Melora Hardin (The Office), and Peter Cambor (NCIS: LA). This group clicks in ways most shows wish they could because they all play off each other strongly. The covers are actually pretty good, better then what we’ve seen on shows like Glee  and they twist them in ways you wouldn’t expect. Brian Austin Green shows that he actually has a pretty good singing voice (he plays the lead singer of the band), as do the others in the cast as they sing songs every so often as they switch off singing duties from time to time.

Is The Wedding Band amazing TV? No, but it’s fun and deserves a lot more attention then it is getting. If you go out on Saturdays (like most people do) I suggest that you DVR this show. It actually is worth your time. It is fun and a little bit quirky and that’s all you can ask for from a show like this and I’m glad it’s around for now (even if it is being burned off).

Episode Description, “Time of My Life:” Rutherford plans an adult prom, but she must deal with her high-school nemesis in the process. Elsewhere, Tommy woos everyone’s fantasy woman, and Stevie dates a florist with some lusty talents.

Catch the all new episode of The Wedding Band on TBS at 10pm! What else can you watch tonight (there isn’t much- but there are some good classic Holiday movies on)!

8PM

HALLMARK: A Bride for Christmas (holiday movie)
NICK: Victorious/Marvin Marvin (comedies)
NBC: It’s a Wonderful Life (classic holiday movie)
DISNEY: The Santa Clause 3 (holiday movie)
LIFE: Undercover Christmas (holiday movie)
TLC: Extreme Christmas Trees (holiday repeat)
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9PM

DISNEYXD: Kickin’ It (teen comedy)
BIO: Celebrity Ghost Stories (docu)
CMT: Redneck Island (reality)
ID: Motives & Murders (docu)
SYFY: Dragonwasps (tv movie)
ABC: College Football (sports)
FOX: College Football (sportS)

10PM

CBS: 48 Hours (news showcase)
ANIMAL: Pit Bulls and Parolees (docu)
BIO: The Haunting of… (docu)
CMT: Chainsaw Gang/Big Texas Heat (reality)
ID: Fatal Vows (docu)
MTV: House of Style (behind the scenes)
ABCFAM: Elf (holiday movie)

Glee on Fox

Before I talk about tonight’s TV, I can’t believe that yesterday I completely forgot about the return of Scrubs! Luckily, ABC puts all of the episodes online, so I should be able to catch the two new episodes later in the week.

Tonight I will not forget about the new episode of Glee. The episode’s official description: Budget cuts mean no yearbook photo for the glee club, but Rachel is the only one upset about this. Meanwhile, Quinn tries to get into the Cheerios yearbook photo; and Will and Terri face serious problems in their relationship.”  The title of the episode is “Mattress”, so I would not be surprised if there was a big song and dance number around mattresses. The new series has continued to amaze me, with not only great music and routines, but also with interesting characters that I actually care about. The new episode airs at 9pm on FOX.

Also on tonight…

8PM

  • ABC: (8:30pm) The Middle (Comedy)
  • CBS: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Holiday Special!)
  • NBC: Christmas in Rockefeller Center (Holiday Special!)
  • SPIKE: UFC Unleashed (Wrestling)

9PM

  • SYFY: Ghost Hunters (Reality)

10PM

  • ABC: Eastwick (Supernatural Drama)
  • NBC: Jay Leno Show (Talk/Sketch Comedy)
  • A&E: Steven Seagal Lawman (Reality)
  • FX: Nip/Tuck (Medical Drama)
  • TBS: Tyler Perry’s House of Payne/Meet the Browns (Comedies)

Glee, Best New Show on TV

If you haven’t taken the time to check out Glee, than you are missing one of the most enjoyable and entertaining shows to be created in a long long time.  The series follows a ragtag Glee Club and an assorted cast of crazy teenagers and teachers at a small high school and seamlessly blends comedy, drama and music.  If you missed the first two episodes, you can check them out here. The new episode airs at 9pm on FOX.

What else is on tonight?

8PM

  • ABC: Wipeout (Gameshow)
  • FOX: So You Think You Can Dance (Reality)
  • CW: America’s Next Top Model (Reality)
  • TRU: Most Daring (Docu)
  • SPIKE: UFC Fight Night (Wrestling)

9PM

  • ABC: Crash Course (Crime Drama)
  • CW: The Beautiful Life: TBL (Drama)
  • SYFY: Ghost Hunters (Docu)
  • TBS: Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (Comedy)

10PM

  • ABC: Primetime: Family Secrets (News Showcase)
  • NBC: Jay Leno Show (Comedy/Variety)
  • TRU: Black Gold (Docu)
  • TNT: Dark Blue (Drama)

How in the world is REPO! The Genetic Opera not hitting theaters midnight on Halloween? Darren Lynn Bousman’s horror musical would be the perfect way to end All Hallows Eve. Instead, we’ll have to wait until November 7th, when the film gets a limited release in Los Angeles. It is unknown if and when the film will open wide.

Lionsgate’s official description of the film; “In the not so distant future, an epidemic of organ failures devastates the planet. Out of the tragedy, a savior emerges: GeneCo, a biotech company that offers organ transplants… for a price. Those who miss their payments are scheduled for repossession and hunted by villainous Repo Men. In a world where surgery addicts are hooked on painkilling drugs and murder is sanctioned by law, a sheltered young girl searches for the cure to her own rare disease as well as information about her family’s mysterious history. After being sucked into the haunting world of GeneCo’s Genetic Opera, she won’t turn back until she finds what she’s looking for.”

Continue reading to watch the film’s trailer.

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