Cee Lo Green
Glee (Tuesday, 8/7c, Fox)
Too much isn't always a good thing for this erratic yet always exuberant series, but with Lady Gaga music as the hook (including "Born This Way," which doubles as an episode title), this week's outing expands to 90 minutes. With prom looming, Quinn aims her sights on the title of queen — but so does the super-sized Lauren. Meanwhile, Mr. Shue is using the Gaga playlist to teach the glee club more musical life lessons in self-acceptance and embracing what makes each of them special.
The Voice (Tuesday, 9/8c, NBC)
As American Idol nears its final stretch, NBC launches a new singing competition with a twist: the celebrity judges (Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine) are more like coaches and mentors. Carson Daly hosts this competition series, produced by Survivor guru Mark Burnett — who dabbled in music-reality for several summers with Rock Star. It begins with several rounds of "blind auditions," during which the judges hear but can't see the contestants vying to be on one of their teams. Once those teams are chosen, America will get a chance to weigh in. Sound familiar?
The Office (Thursday, 9/8c, NBC)
This is a big week for oversized episodes — but this one (expanded to 50 minutes) earns the right, as it's the swan song for Steve Carell's career-defining performance as the iconic boob of a boss Michael Scott. With Amy Ryan returning, as Michael prepares to leave with his fiancée Holly for Colorado, the farewells are bound to be touching, despite the fact that Michael declares he wants the day to be drama-free. While Michael prepares his exit, his replacement Deangelo (Will Ferrell) works feverishly with Andy to try to keep Michael's major clients from bolting Dunder Mifflin. Wonder if NBC has similar concerns about the show's viewers?
CSI (Thursday, 9/8c, CBS)
How can you tell when a sweeps month is getting under way? When a super-villain who's been haunting a show all season makes a comeback. After escaping from prison last time we saw him, the lethally creepy and frighteningly resilient "Dick & Jane" killer Nate Haskell (Bill Irwin) resurfaces after sending a menacing video to the father of one of his "brides." Cue Ray Langston to get involved. (Tracee Ellis Ross makes a return appearance as his guest wife.) This all leads to the season finale May 12, when Ray and Haskell once again come face-to-face.
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