GLEE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Frenemies” – Spring Premiere
GLEE celebrates its Spring Premiere with a move to a new night and time: Tuesdays at 8:00 PM. Santana (Naya Rivera) auditions and snags the role of Rachel’s (Lea Michele) understudy in “Funny Girl,” causing a feud between the roommates. Meanwhile, back in Lima, Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) and Artie (Kevin McHale) compete against each other to be the class valedictorian.
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As Beatlemania continues at McKinley, it’s time for the students to vote for prom queen and king. When Tina receives a nomination, she takes on a fierce attitude that alienates her biggest supporters. Meanwhile, Rachel adjusts to a new attitude of her own, as she and Santana work at a Broadway diner to make ends meet in the all-new “Tina in the Sky with Diamonds” episode of GLEE airing Thursday, Oct. 3 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GLE-502) (TV-14 D, L)
Cast: Matthew Morrison as Will Schuester; Lea Michele as Rachel Berry; Amber Riley as Mercedes Jones; Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel; Kevin McHale as Artie; Jenna Ushkowitz as Tina; Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez; Darren Criss as Blaine Anderson; Chord Overstreet as Sam Evans; Jacob Artist as Jake Puckerman; Melissa Benoist as Marley Rose; Becca Tobin as Kitty Wilde; Alex Newell as Wade “Unique” Adams; Blake Jenner as Ryder Lynn; Mike O’Malley as Burt Hummel
Guest Cast: NeNe Leakes as Coach Roz Washington; Erinn Westbrook as Bree; Pamela Chan as Dottie; Iqbal Theba as Principal Figgins; Ryan Heike as Stoner Brett; Phoebe Strole as Penny Owen.
Will gives New Directions a double dose of Lennon and McCartney when he assigns the kids two weeks’ worth of the classic music of The Beatles. Following a disappointing “chemistry audition” callback for Funny Girl, Rachel realizes that in order to grow as an actress, she needs more life experience, so she takes a job with Santana working as a waitress. When the director who snubbed her comes in for a meal, Rachel seizes the opportunity and gets a second chance to impress him.
Despite their obvious mutual attraction, Artie is disheartened but complicit when his sort-of-girlfriend Kitty demands that they keep their relationship a secret from the others at school. Meanwhile, bolstered by the recent rekindling of their romance, Blaine brings together a group of unlikely allies to help him “pop the question” to Kurt. And everyone’s on edge when a power-hungry Sue Sylvester returns to McKinley with a new job as the school’s “interim” principal.
On the all-new “Love, Love, Love” premiere episode airing Thursday, September 26, the New Directions are back in action and take on their biggest assignment yet: The Beatles! As Will enlists the kids to pay homage to the classic song catalog from the Fab Four, Blaine and Kurt attempt to answer questions about their future together. Meanwhile, Rachel’s New York ambitions take an unexpected turn.
Beatlemania continues at McKinley with the “Tina in the Sky with Diamonds” episode airing Thursday, October 3 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). It’s time for the students to vote for prom queen and king, but when Tina receives a nomination, she takes on a fierce attitude that alienates her biggest supporters. Meanwhile, Rachel adjusts to a new attitude of her own as she and Santana work at a Broadway diner to make ends meet.