And, sight unseen, this epitomizes everything that is wrong with "Glee" right now: pursuit of hot tunes to shoehorn into episodes, instead of focusing on character and writing in a way that once made the show so effective.
The official word: GLEE pays homage to Mother Monster herself, Lady Gaga, when New Directions performs her latest smash hit, “Born This Way,” in a super-sized 90-minute episode airing Tuesday, April 26 (8:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
In the “Born This Way” episode, MR. SCHUESTER (Matthew Morrison) teaches the glee club a valuable lesson about self-acceptance and embracing what makes you unique through the music of Lady Gaga. Meanwhile, LAUREN ZIZES (guest star Ashley Fink) and QUINN FABRAY (Dianna Agron) go toe-to-toe for the prom queen crown, MS. PILLSBURY (Jayma Mays) confronts her obsessive issues, RACHEL BERRY (Lea Michele) struggles with a life-altering decision and SANTANA LOPEZ (Naya Rivera) has something up her sleeve that could permanently alter the glee club dynamic.
In the short amount of time since GLEE hit the airwaves, the series has racked up two Platinum and two Gold albums, two Grammy Award nominations, more than 22 million song downloads, the No. 1 soundtrack of 2010 (“The Christmas Album”) and an incredible 19 Emmy and 11 Golden Globe nominations, as well as four Emmy Awards and three Golden Globes, including the award for Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical. The critically acclaimed “Glee Live! In Concert!,” starring 14 members of the television show’s cast, will return to North American concert stages this spring.
GLEE returns with all-new episodes Tuesday, April 19 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT).