Tune in: Premieres Tuesday, May 19 at 9 p.m. on FOX
If you enjoy the quirky, satirical comedy of creator/writer/director Ryan Murphy (Nip/Tuck, Popular) then you are in serious luck this month. Glee is a one-hour musical comedy focusing on a brokedown high school Glee Club and one young teacher’s determination to whip its ragtag members into vocal shape. Anyone who saw the short-lived Popular on The WB will understand how perfectly Murphy can over-exaggerate the high school experience to camp, comedic effect and just how awesome this show could be. Downside here is that FOX are just teasing us with the pilot for now but will hopefully give the show a worthy launch when it premieres for real in the Fall.
Tune in: Airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on The CW
Yes, we know you’re already watching GG but we have two words for you. Georgina. Sparks. That’s right, G returns on April 27 for the last eps of Season Two, bringing with her plenty of eyebrow arches, smirks and snippy one-liners. We are so ready for another Georgina/Blair bitch-off. Or perhaps even a Georgina/Chuck romance? One thing’s for sure: No Doubt are in the May 11 episode!
Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire
Tune in: Airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central
The folks at Comedy Central might be a little over ambitious in describing this as Monty Python meets The Princess Bride but they’ve certainly taken a good crack at it. Krod Mandoon an action-comedy, slapstick spoof set in a fantasy realm of swords and sorcery. It’s worth a look just for Matt Lucas’ (Little Britain) turn as the evil Chancellor Dongalor.
The Fashion Show
Tune in: Premieres Thursday, May 7 at 10 p.m. on Bravo
Since Project Runway is moving to Lifetime, Bravo is cranking out a knock-off. Designer Isaac Mizrahi and former Destiny’s Child-er Kelly Rowland will co-host and judge this fashion-centric reality competition, in which professional designers compete head-to-head for a chance to have their designs sold for the mass retail market. We’ll make it work until Runway comes back.
Tune in: Airs Mondays at 10.30 p.m. on MTV
Now that most “reality” shows have been staged to death, it’s refreshing to see that MTV are trying to put the “real” back into the genre. They’ve given cameras to four freshmen at a university in Wisconsin and allowed the students to shoot and produce their own experiences as they transition into college life. From hookups to homesickness, it’s all authentic and a great watch.