So, So You Think You Can Dance? is back … already. Upside, it leads into Glee, the biggest (pleasant) surprise from Fox since the renewal of Dollhouse and the cancellation of the craptacular Morning Show With Mike & Juliet (aren't you glad to see 3rd Rock From the Sun reruns again?). --- If you missed the oddly early airing of the Glee pilot back in May, see it here; tonight’s “debut” is actually Episode 2.
If High School Musical were dragged through the teen-angst snark puddle of Popular (creator Ryan Murphy’s forgotten pre-Nip/Tuck gem from the days of The WB) and rinsed off with a little of Waiting for Guffman’s faux earnestness, you’d have the wet-hot mess that is Glee. Just skip the hoofer show before it.
Not only is the latest installment of America's Next Top Model (The CW) the
first to feature “short” model wannabes (5-foot-7 and under), it also
introduces the most loony-tunes contestant in the history of the
series: Amber, a crazy-eyed religionut who’s heaven-bent on dry-humping
Jesus and “saving the world” as a petite model. Since no one’s allowed
to be more insane than Tyra Banks on her own show, sadly, Amber only
lasts through the first half of the two-hour premiere. But, she’ll
probably have her own series on VH1 by October.