News Nuggets: 11 things you need to know about this Friday’s ‘Glee’ series finale

What are the 11 things you need to know about the series finale of “Glee” airing this Friday? The double episode starts out with a flashback in time to 2009 during the glee club’s beginnings. It then jumps forward to reveal the futures of many characters. Hints include that Rachel (Lea Michele) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) will have a “Wicked” duet, Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison) and Sue (Jane Lynch) have a scene where she is not his nemesis, and Finn (the late Cory Monteith) has an important role in the first thour. TV Line

Just two weeks after premiering, the new comedy “The Last Man on Earth” is already performing better than “Family Guy” for Fox on Sundays. In fact, it was easily that network’s top-rated comedy series for last week and retained 91% of its opening audience. Conventional wisdom originally stated that this quirky Will Forte show was “bold” and “innovative” but would not be able to bring in enough viewers. Vulture

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As expected, Disney’s live action “Cinderella” is the queen of the U.S. box office this weekend with a royal $70.1 million. The strategy of release and development has worked well for the studio in recent years with both “Maleficent” and “Alice in Wonderland.” The latest Liam Neeson action-adventure “Run All Night” brings in a disappointing $11 million in its debut. The third spot is held by the continued run of “Kingsman: The Secret Service” with $6.2 million. Variety

In her first public comments since departing as host of “Fashion Police,” Kathy Griffin expresses surprise that her exit has become a big deal. She says, “it just didn’t work out. That’s it. That’s the scandal. I just am surprised that people are so invested in this show. But I shouldn’t be because (Joan Rivers) was so incredible and amazing, and it just wasn’t the right thing for me.” Deadline

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Elysa Gardner provides a rave four-star review for the musical revival of “On the Twentieth Century.” As for star Kristin Chenoweth, she says the Broadway show seems like it is “tailor-made to accommodate her unique combination of talents,” even though it is from 1978. The plot follows Lily Garland (Chenoweth), a “gawky pianist-turned-glamorous stage star-turned-fussy Hollyood diva, on a luxury coach from Chicago to New York. USA Today

Could Sally Field be positioning herself for a third Oscar win? She took the SFSW festival by storm this weekend with her starring role in the indie film “Hello, My Name Is Doris.” She plays a 60-something hoarder from Staten Island who has an obsession with a much younger co-worker (Max Greenfield). It is the first time Field has anchored a feature film in two decades. Boston Herald

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson continues to build up his number of appearances on “Saturday Night Live.” He will return to guest host the NBC variety series for a fourth time on March 28. He next stars in films “Furious 7” on April 3 and “San Adreas” on May 29. British singer-songwriter George Ezra will be a first-time musical guest that night. TV by the Numbers

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