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Why isn’t there a Glee episode this week? It looks like we might have Zooey Deschanel and Mindy Kaling to blame.

Glee is off the air this week, and new episodes of New Girl and The Mindy Project will air during it’s Thursday at 9 p.m. timeslot, according to Fox.|

Those two Fox sitcoms typically appear on Tuesday nights, but Fox is moving them to Thursdays for this week in what the network is referring to as a “special night.” Well, we doubt it’s too special for all those Gleeks out there.

The lack of a new Glee episode this week is especially frustrating because we know that the next new episode, Season 4, Episode 18: “Shooting Star,” is going to be quite a memorable one.

According to the episode’s synopsis, McKinley will be dealing with an “unthinkable event,” which is likely to involve a gunshot. And here we thought the only weapons that McKinley ever had to deal with were human cannons.

Plus, we’re also excited for the episode because Brittany’s (Heather Morris) beloved Lord Tubbington will be taking a trip to the school, presumably to help Brit cope with the shocking event. Yes, we’ll even get to see Sam (Chord Overstreet) holding the world’s most adorable slumlord.

So we suppose we can forgive Zooey and Mindy for making us wait one more week for more new Glee episodes. But a note to those two hilarious ladies: Please don’t let it happen again!

Source: Fox