* So You Think You Can Dance (8/7c Fox)
Since the fifth season ended just over a month ago on Aug. 6, there's hardly been time to catch your breath before the sixth season gets under way. But your gasping for air will be nothing compared to the panting by the dancers hoping to follow in the footsteps of past winners Nick Lazzarini, Benji Schwimmer, Sabra Johnson, Joshua Allen and Jeanine Mason, and that journey begins tonight with the first round of auditions.
Models are tall. Everyone knows that. But, as Tyra Banks points out in the Top Model 13th season premiere, Kate Moss and Jaime Rishar are only 5-foot-7. Hoping to join their ranks are 32 petite women - all 5-foot-7 or under - on tonight's fun two-hour premiere. Before the first hour concludes, the number is shortened to the 14 hopefuls who will compete for this year's top prize. Makeovers then take place, and the gals pose in a clever photo shoot that recreates and updates one of their childhood snapshots. Supermodel Chanel Iman appears as a guest judge.
* Glee (9/8c Fox)
In case you missed its sneak-peek premiere in May (or its repeats since) and haven't been tweeting with its characters, Glee is a high-school send-up from Nip/Tuck creator Ryan Murphy that follows the ups and (mostly) downs of a school glee club. As you might suspect, "glee" is considered to be nerdy, so why is the football quarterback (Cory Monteith) in it? Folks who saw the pilot know: blackmail. But the show the kids put on tonight is anything but nerdy.
Just as Nate and his con-artist crew have sought positional advantage all season, so, too, has the series itself been doing some fine maneuvering lately. Tonight marks the summer finale, but the show is positioned to return this winter and it recently leveraged a third-season renewal. (Season 3 is scheduled to air next summer.) So, the good-guy scammers and schemers are moving forward, as they do tonight when they target a shady lawyer who's out to wrest control of his client's estate. Stepping up to the forefront of the power ploy is Parker, who masquerades as a long-lost daughter. Jeri Ryan and Peter Riegert guest star.
The time has come for the cast mates to pack their bags and say adios to Cancun - and each other - as another season of this perennial reality series draws to a close. Their South of the Border stay may be winding down, but the drama is still heating up - especially with kicked-off cast member Joey making a surprise return. Some will welcome him back with open arms, and others (namely Ayiiia) not so much.