“Glee” 8 p.m. KMPH (Channel 26.1): Has the shine gone from this series? The early ratings for this season haven’t been great and that comes on the heels of the 3D concert movie flopping at the box office. Then there was that debacle with saying certain popular cast members wouldn’t be coming back. Even the buzz on the Internet has been minimal.
If the show is in trouble, there’s a question of how much series creator Ryan Murphy will be able to help. His new series, “American Horror Story,” launches next week. It’s an ambitious project that’s going to need all of his energy if it is to survive.
In an effort to give “Glee” a spark, Idina Menzel returns tonight. This kind of stunt casting is getting a little old.
The episode does feature a couple of good musical numbers but there is a really feeling of – been there, done that – slipping into each new episode.