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Wedesday on TV: "Glee" heads for nationals — and right toward disaster

Published May 15, 2012 9:32 am

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Glee (7 and 8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13) goes back to nationals this week in back-to-back episodes - and is there anybody who thinks that the kids from McKinley High won't win?

That's not based on inside information. That's based on just watching the show.

(And if I'm wrong, I'll happily admit it.)

When Fox confirmed that next season "Glee" will be two shows in one - one following the events in Ohio; the other following some of the characters in New York - it also confirmed my worst fears. The writers have proven incapable of turning out a coherent, consistent narrative for one show. How in the world can they do it with the show and then the show-within-a-show?

I am not optimistic. But I'd love to be surprised.

As for tonight's events, we know that Tina is going to bump her head. And that Lindsay Lohan will be a judge at nationals.

Maybe this will be a good episode. "Glee" still has them. Occasionally.

Elsewhere on TV ...

NCIS (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The team faces devastating surprises. (Season finale)

America's Got Talent (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Auditions continue.

90210 (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Siver makes a decision. (Season finale)

Cougar Town (7 and 7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Grayson moves in with Jules; Jules plans an off-season Thanksgiving.

NCIS: Los Angeles (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): In this two-hour episode, the team pursues a criminal mastermind looking for revenge. (Season finale)

Dancing with the Stars (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Another pair is eliminated.

The L.A. Complex (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Tariq and Kal get out of Los Angeles; Abby and Nick explore the city;

Private of Practice (9:01 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Amelia goes into labor. (Season finale)

Fashion Star (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): A winner is announced in the season finale.