So the big move has happened: Glee returned from its winter hiatus in its new timeslot, Tuesdays at 8 p.m. And because nothing good in life comes easy, this means Glee fans now have to choose which show they watch at that time: Glee or Pretty Little Liars. This is tougher than the decisions that "A" sometimes forces people to make.
Glee used to air on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. back in the day. Then, some Glee fans rejoiced when Fox moved the show to Thursdays at 9 p.m. for Season 4, since the later airing time appeared to suggest that the show could tackle edgier subject matter.
Now, the scheduling fairies have struck again, and Glee came back to Tuesdays at 8 p.m. with this week's Season 5, Episode 9: "Frenemies." Got all that? Glee's ratings have been weaker than ever in Season 5, so Fox presumably wanted to save the plum post-American Idol timeslot for a show with more potential. Sigh.
Another downside to the shift is the new competition that Glee will be facing. Sure, Glee has had to deal with fierce competish on Thursdays at 9 p.m. in the form of perennial fave Grey's Anatomy. But that show's fanbase isn't quite the same as Glee's.
However, for the first time ever, Glee is now opposite ABC Family's also-younger-skewing hit show, Pretty Little Liars. Granted, PLL is well into its Season 4 winter run at this point, with only three PLL episodes remaining in Season 4. But that still means you have to choose between singing and mystery-solving for another three weeks.
So which will you choose: Pretty Little Liars, or Glee and its pretty little singers? Obviously, in the age of DVR and Hulu, you don't really have to choose one over the other. Still, you can only watch one of them live on Tuesday at 8 p.m., so let us know which you'll be choosing!
And fear not: "A" won't hunt you down if you opt for Glee. We don't think.