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New blood

Glee TV3, 7pm Damian McGinty (below), co-winner of The Glee Project, joins the cast as a foreign-exchange student from Ireland. He and his hair (which sports more product than a Wella warehouse) move in with Brittany and they quickly become friends, but Santana sees him as a rival for the cheerleader's affections.

TV3, 7pm Damian McGinty (below), co-winner of The Glee Project, joins the cast as a foreign-exchange student from Ireland. He and his hair (which sports more product than a Wella warehouse) move in with Brittany and they quickly become friends, but Santana sees him as a rival for the cheerleader's affections.

Meanwhile, another candidate enters the congressional race against Sue, and New Directions suffers still more defections. Oh dear . . .



kick start

Premier Soccer Saturday

RTE2, 8pm Highlights of the day's Premier League matches, including Man United v Sunderland at the Stadium of Light and Blackburn Rovers v Chelsea at Ewood Park.

The odds were against the Black Cats as they looked for their first win at Old Trafford since 1968, while Rovers and the Blues were both desperate for points for their respective relegation battle and title challenge.



on the hoof

Strictly Come Dancing

BBC1, 6.25pm Following the elimination of glam queen Nancy Dell'Olio last week, the 10 remaining couples don their dancing shoes once more, aiming to light up the dancefloor with a few fireworks for Bonfire Night. No doubt there'll be a few bangers in there as well. Dirty Dancing actress and Dancing with the Stars champion Jennifer Grey sits in for Len Goodman for the night. Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly host.



star turns

The Making of Life's Too Short

BBC2, 10.15pm Behind the scenes of the new comedy with creators Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, and star Warwick Davis. Is Ricky Gervaise as teeth-grindingly smug off-stage? Probably. The programme features an insight into how the team works, with clips and interviews with guest stars including Liam Neeson, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Cat Deeley and Sting.


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