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On TV tonight: ‘Glee’

glee_43-kate-hudson-01_5535_jw1.jpg “Glee,” 9 p.m. KMPH (Channel 26.1): The new season of the FOX musical series opens with major changes. The focus will be split between the high school glee club as it tries to regroup after the graduation of most of its biggest stars and the efforts by Rachel (Lea Michele) to survive her first weeks in New York.

The members of New Directions compete amongst themselves to determine who will be the next star but it looks like that role is going to go to the latest additions to the group. Melissa Benoist, who plays the lunch lady’s daughter, and Jacob Artist, who plays Puck’s half-brother, both have big voices and could quickly make fans forget the graduates.

The weirdest moment in tonight’s season opener of “Glee” is a confrontation between Rachel and her demanding dance teacher played by Kate Hudson. As typical of this show, there’s a moment where the dance teacher breaks into song and dance. The performance by Hudson is weirdly similar to her “Cinema Italiano” number from the feature film “Nine.”

It will be interesting to see if fans of “Glee” stick with the show considering all the changes that were made or move on like so much of the cast.

Responses to "On TV tonight: ‘Glee’"

Heather says:

I had no idea “Glee” was back tonight. Thanks, Rick!