The first hint of salvation comes courtesy of “Entertainment Tonight,” which aired this one-minute preview of the highly-anticipated all-Madonna episode. The material girl, who’s reportedly a big fan of the show, took the unprecedented step of allowing “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy unlimited access to her entire catalog.

If the clip – which features the Cheerios working on a routine to “Express Yourself” while evil cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester proclaims, “Somewhere in the English countryside, in a stately manor home, Madonna is weeping,” Curt exclaiming, “We’re glitterati. I feel like Lady Gaga.” just before getting slushied in the face and Sue donning Maddie’s “Truth or Dare”-era cone bra – is any indication, the episode will certainly become a television classic.

Jane Lynch, who plays the thoroughly despicable Coach Sylvester, revealed to E!’s Marc Malkin at the Golden Globes she’s taking on one of Madonna’s most revered songs, “Vogue.”

“I’m going to be singing the song and doing a video for it,” Lynch explained. “It’s going to be so much fun!”

Murphy told Entertainment Weekly that he’s been employing a special incentive to keep his actors on their toes.

“It’s got like 10 numbers in it, and the production value is very big. We adore her and worship her, so when I’m directing, I’m always like, “Do it for Madonna.”

The second half of season one of “Glee” kicks off April 13. Clear your schedule now.

Psst. Wanna know a secret? If you love “Glee” so much you’d like to be a part of it (and you’re between the ages of 16 and 26), the show’s producers are holding an open casting call for three new characters to be introduced next season. Complete details are available at

(And keep watching for a full-length feature on “Glee” and the upcoming national “Glee” live tour!)

Tuesday, February 16
Sade – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
Tracy Morgan – “The Tavis Smiley Show”
Jo Koy, Jen Kirkman, Chris Hardwick – “Chelsea Lately”
Mary J. Blige – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Sade – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Matt Lucas – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”

Wednesday, February 17
Tracy Morgan – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
Josh Wolf, Heather McDonald, Ryan Stout – “Chelsea Lately”
Snoop Dogg – “Lopez Tonight”
Mumford & Sons – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Tracy Morgan, Brad Paisley – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Sinbad – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”

Thursday, February 18
Ross Mathews, Owen Benjamin, Guy Branum – “Chelsea Lately”
Jennifer Lopez – “Lopez Tonight” – rerun
Daniel Merriweather – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Robin Thicke – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Friday, February 19
Bernadette Peters – “The View”
Sarah Colonna, Jeff Wild, Ross Mathews – “Chelsea Lately” – rerun
Wale – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Saturday, February 20
R.E.M. – “Austin City Limits” – rerun
Jennifer Lopez – “Saturday Night Live”