|Nene Leakes on Glee|
On the last episode of Dance Moms, coach Abby Lee explained to Chloe that it is one thing to be on top of the pyramid, and a whole different thing to stay there. I’m one of the few people that actually likes Abby Lee and understands why parents will do just about anything to hire her as a sometimes cruel dance mistress for their kids. Right about now Glee could use Abby Lee to whip it back in shape. It seems that Glee started out in season one on the top of the pyramid and somewhere around the second season started to falter. I stopped watching it without really even noticing. The show got a bit too full of itself when Hollywood stars and major musicians wanted to be on the show. What once was a show about a high school glee club trying to fit in at a middle America high school that had cool musical numbers, became a show with big name guest stars and major pop stars and the storyline was an afterthought. After season one, it no longer even mattered if you had seen the previous shows because there were no important story arcs from episode to episode. Each week was either a tribute to some musical artist, or a preaching platform on a social issue. A once good show, has become at best mediocre. Last week’s Michael Jackson tribute did well with an increase in ratings of 16% from the previous episode, and Smooth Criminal is selling well. Still the uneven ratings has led to the cancellation of the spin-off that was in the works, and now the show is going into a 7 week hiatus. With both Glee and Idol faltering in the ratings, Fox has decided to focus on half-hour sitcoms for now. Glee will air this Tuesday, then the Valentine Show and finally on February 28th the last show before returning April 10th.
This news comes as Nene was preparing to fly out to film scenes next week. It’s not clear whether that will still be necessary. Nene will be appearing in the Tuesday’s episode where she tells Sue Sylvester she has old, wrinkled boobies and wonders whose “hello kitty” she will use to have the baby Sue suddenly wants. She also tells the girls they have “donkey booties”. In other words she’s still playing herself more or less. Even if there is no filming next week, Nene has already booked herself two co-hosting days on The Talk next week so we can expect her to fly out to LA anyway. It just may not be a particularly gleeful trip.