The theme of the week on "The Glee Project" (Tue., 10 p.m. ET on Oxygen) was adaptability, and it certainly kept the contestants on their toes. At the start of the week, they weren't able to pick their parts for the Homework assignment. For the rest of the week, they had no time to prepare for anything.
They learned the group number song in the recording studio, and the choreography on the set of the video shoot. This proved a real challenge for several of them. So much, that the producers even mixed things up for the elimination. What is normally three contestants singing for Ryan Murphy turned into six contestants singing duets.
That left plenty of people sweating their fate through much of the night, but it wound up being the end of the road for blind contestant Mario, who's struggled in the past with arrogance and this week with his acting.
But Mario said he'd learned a lot about himself, and hopefully inspired others. "When people watch this competition, I hope that they see a talented, fearless, inspirational young man that happens to be blind," he said on his way out the door.
Keep up with "The Glee Project" every Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET on Oxygen.
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Mon., July 2: "Four Houses"
(10 p.m. ET on TLC) <em>series premiere</em> This new competition series follows four homeowners who are invited to preview, critique and score each other's homes for the chance to win $10,000 and an opportunity to be featured in <em>Better Homes and Gardens</em> magazine. Each episode features design-obsessed homeowners as they vie to impress the other three contestants with their unique decor and personal style. The contestants will have the chance to snoop around each home and give their frank -- and often harsh -- opinions before awarding the home an overall impression score out of ten and ranking it for originality, style and livability.
Mon., July 2: "Web Therapy"
(11 p.m. ET on Showtime) <em>season premiere</em> Lisa Kudrow returns as Fiona Wallice, the self-professed and self-serving psychotherapist who treats patients in three minute sessions via webcam. The eleven, half-hour episodes of Season 2 find Fiona playing the woman-behind-the-man in Kip's political campaign while juggling her burgeoning career as an author and continuing to advise the hapless clients who have wandered into her web (including a few familiar faces).
Tues., July 3: "The Catalina"
(8 p.m. ET on The CW) <em>season finale</em> When Nathan wants to set up a last minute Cinco de Mayo party at The Catalina, Morgan is furious at the lack of notice and contemplates leaving the hotel. Meanwhile, Kris puts the moves on Stephanie, sparking a chain of gossip amongst the staff, and paranormal investigators discover that the hotel might be haunted.
Tues., July 3: "The Real Housewives Top 20 Reunion Moments"
(9 p.m. ET on Bravo) <em>special presentation</em> If you're a fan of trainwreck TV, you won't want to miss this rundown of some of the most memorable reunion moments from the "Real Houswives" franchise.
Wed., July 4: "Dallas"
(9 p.m. ET on TNT) Following a catch-up marathon of the first four episodes (beginning at 5 p.m. for your Independence Day viewing pleasure), episode five sees tensions running high between newlyweds Christopher and Rebecca, while the deed to Southfork is revealed, threatening to tear apart familial bonds.
Wed., July 4: "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular"
(9 p.m. ET on NBC) <em>special presentation</em> Regis Philbin hosts a star-studded celebration of the country's 236th birthday, featuring performances from Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney. The special will culminate with the nation's largest Fourth of July fireworks display, featuring more than 40,000 firework shells igniting over the Hudson River in New York City.
Thurs., July 5: "Kathy"
(10 p.m. ET on Bravo) <em>season finale</em> The first season of Kathy Griffin's raucous pop-culture talk show comes to a close with guests Jimmy Kimmel, Nick Rizzo and John Oliviera.
Thurs., July 5: "Awkward."
(10.30 p.m. ET on MTV) The discovery of a secret security camera -- and its missing footage -- sends the school into an uproar, with students feeling compelled to confess all of their most embarrassing hook-ups before the tape turns up in the wrong hands. The series reaches new heights of hilarity with the introduction of Becca, the intimidating head of the school's Asian clique.
Fri., July 6: "20/20"
(9 p.m. ET on ABC) <em>special presentation</em> Anchored by Barbara Walters, "Heaven: Where Is It? How Do We Get There?" explores the meaning of heaven with religious leaders of the major faiths, scientists, people who say they believe in heaven because they have been there, with celebrities who are vocal about their beliefs, and even with terrorists.
Fri., July 6: "Say Yes to the Dress"
(9 p.m. ET on TLC) Olympic skater Johnny Weir helps a friend shop for a wedding gown.
Sun., July 18: "Sunday Best"
(8 p.m. ET on BET) <em>season premiere</em> Yolanda Adams and CeCe Winans join the gospel singing contest as new judges for the fifth season.
Sun., June 17: "Hoarding: Buried Alive"
(9 p.m. ET on TLC) <em>season premiere</em> An Elvis impersonator finds himself swamped by stacks of The King's memorabilia.