Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Glee Is Back!

The long-awaited return of Fox's new series "Glee" is finally here!

After premiering the pilot episode following the season finale of American Idol last spring, FOX has been hyping Glee all summer. A LOT. Rarely has a new TV show received such a huge promotional push. The pilot has been available on Hulu all summer, Fox has been airing ubiquitous commercials, they aired the pilot again last week with real-time Twitters from some cast and creative crew... It's been kind of a big deal. FOX thinks they have something golden.

But it seems to be paying off. Glee is the most buzzed about new show this season, the cast's Journey cover "Don't Stop Believing" from the pilot episode shot to the #1 spot on iTunes (I, uh, helped with that), and Glee fans have already been given their own nickname: "Gleeks". The critics all seem to be on their side, heaping praise on the smart, funny hour-long musical comedy show. The world of TV is humming with anticipation for its triumphant return.

Glee is poised to be the new big hit. But the test is whether the buzz translates into viewers this week and in the coming weeks. I'm hopeful.

Watch Glee tonight on FOX at 9/8c. And if you miss it, just wait until the same time Friday when they'll air it again. I said they were pushing this show hard.


Sebastian said...

Again on Friday? I bet it will even usurp Dollhouse, which will be pushed to 11pm on Friday...


... bastards.

But yes, GLEE! Very, very excited.

Releasing each episode's songs on iTunes the night before I think, or at least simultaneous with the show.

Smart tie-ins. This is the stuff of the FUTURE!

Let's hope they can top the Journey rehash during the season. It might be hard...

Eleni said...

Nah, FOX isn't going to let their darling Glee air on Fridays for real. It's just to rope in as many people as possible in the first two weeks (best time to get an audience is from the start), before Dollhouse returns on the 25th.

Andhari said...

I've heard so much about Glee, what is it all about? I'm curious :)

Eleni said...

Glee is about a high school glee club (show choir), focusing mainly on the misfit students in the club and the club's director. The show has great music, sharp comedy, quirky characters, and smart writing.

Hezabelle said...

Watched it, LOVED IT!!!

Eleni said...


It pains me to say it, but I still haven't seen the new episode. I don't have a TV yet, so I had to wait for it to appear online, and now I'm waiting because, uh, the Housemate told me not to watch it without him. (--What has become of me? I keep telling myself I would have waited just the same for my roommate in college if she had asked me, which is true).