TV Buzz: ‘Glee’ Brings FOX Top Ratings; ‘New Girl’ Casts Jess’ Parents

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Looks like FOX’s Glee is back with a boom! The fourth season premiere of the hit musical show helped FOX grab first place in the ratings for the key 18-48 demographic with eight million viewers. The show was second place overall in all viewers. The second night of The X Factor premiere also helped the network win the night as it was second place in the 8 PM– 9 PM timeslot. [The Wrap]

When will the Republican nominee for president make his first daytime talk show appearance?

Political aficionados set your DVRs. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his wife Ann will appear on Live! With Kelly And Michael next Tuesday. This will mark Romney’s first appearance on a daytime talk show for his presidential campaign. [EW via AP]

Get your clogs ready, folks, because competitive clogging is coming to TV. On Sept. 26, TLC will open your eyes into the world of fast paced tap-dancing with the premiere of Down South Dance. The show will focus on two teen teams preparing for and then battling in the R2K Clogging Invitational. The show will premiere at 11 PM following the season finale of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. [TLC]

Jess’ (Zooey Deschanel) parents are coming to Thanksgiving Dinner on FOX’s New Girl. Playing the adorkable one’s folks are Jamie Lee Curtis and Rob Reiner. The holiday storyline will focus on Jess attempting to rekindle her parent’s relationship. [THR]

What are two things we love? The Fierce Five USA Olympic Gymnasts (McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber) and MTV’s Awkward. Lucky for us and you, the two are coming together this weekend as the Fierce Five are hosting a marathon of the hit show. The marathon will begin Saturday, Sept. 15 at 1030 AM. [MTV]

Liz Garbus’ documentary LOVE, MARILYN has been acquired by HBO Documentary Films. Premiering at the Telluride Film Festival, the flick features footage and audiotapes from Marilyn Monroe’s private life. It also includes readings and appearances from Elizabeth Banks and Lindsay Lohan among others. [HBO]