TV Friday: The Glee Project
Just since a module isn’t widely seen doesn’t meant it isn’t value watching.
The Glee Project, that hails from a female-friendly Oxygen wire channel in a U.S., has been airing on Global TV here, where a handful of viewers who’ve found it are saying for themselves because this affirmational talent foe is unexpected deliberate a contender for Emmy consideration, when a nominations are announced subsequent month.
The Glee Project has been entered in a existence foe category, a margin dominated in new seasons by long-lived leader The Amazing Race and visit nominees Dancing with a Stars, American Idol and Top Chef.
The fact that a uncover as still and humble-in-origin as The Glee Project is being deliberate in a same association as heavily-hyped programs that cost millions of dollars to furnish is justification that it’s a dark gem. The Glee Project is one of a best programs on TV you’re not watching.
The grounds is simple. Relative unknowns, all of them with genuine singing and behaving ability, are opposed for a walk-on purpose in Glee‘s new season, a walk-on purpose that could feasible spin into a repeated purpose and, if a cards mangle right, a intensity lead role.
With Glee‘s core organisation of McKinley students graduating final deteriorate — many pivotal expel members will return, yet with reduced on-air time — Glee‘s mind trust is now looking for new, younger actors to play high-schoolers traffic with adolescence while operative toward that one vast break.
In final week’s timely, accepted episode, Glee unchanging Cory Monteith mentored a remaining Glee Project hopefuls on a theme of bullying and how to understanding with it. Now it’s Naya Rivera’s turn, in an part that focuses on sexuality — how to communicate it on theatre and shade yet causing a non-troversy.
Rivera plays sassy, strong-headed Santana Lopez in Glee; conveying sexuality, she tells a remaining Glee Project hopefuls, is all about bringing a hint to a screen, with certainty and purpose, yet though creation it obvious.
The Glee Project is in a fourth week of a new season. It has already done an sense with some endowment committees. Earlier this year it won a 2012 Gracie Award, that honours programming combined for women, by women and about women.
In a opening proviso of tonight’s hour, a hopefuls will be put by their paces by Glee choreographer Zach Woodlee. As expected, some onslaught some-more than others. That’s life, though. The casting routine can be brutal, and The Glee Project is an early preparation in only how heartless it can be.
As reality-TV talent competitions go, it doesn’t get some-more genuine than this. There’s a lot during stake. Even if it doesn’t emanate a star during a end, it’s informative, interesting and, during times, heartbreakingly honest.
(Global, 8 ET/PT)
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– Dead shows walking: CBC continues to play out a fibre with cancelled and/or late TV shows, with back-to-back-to-back repeats of InSecurity, Little Mosque on a Prairie and Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays. The dusk ends with a new complement of The Halifax Comedy Festival, hosted by Mark Critch and featuring routines by Tim Steeves, Bob Marley and Elvira Kurt, among others. No, not that Bob Marley. (CBC, from 8 ET/PT)
– Just when we suspicion a night couldn’t get weirder — Charlie Sheen, ladies and gentlemen! A younger, funnier, pre-Two and a Half Men Sheen headlines a 1991 Rambo satire Hot Shots! — a film so good it spawned a sequel, 1993′s Hot Shots! Part Deux. C’est vrai. (CTV Two, 8 ET/PT)