First look: "Glee" pays tribute to Michael Jackson

GLEE: Blaine (Darren Criss, L) and Santana (Naya Rivera, R) perform in the "Michael" episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, Jan. 31 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2012 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Adam Rose/FOX

The cast of "Glee" is shown in the episode "Michael," airing Jan. 31, 2012.
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(CBS) "Glee" is gearing up for its tribute to Michael Jackson.

Fox has released photos from the episode, titled "Michael," which is set to air on Jan. 31.

Photos reveal a showdown between New Directions and the Warblers will go down, along with a big group performance in the school auditorium.

In a promo that promises the hour will be "epic," glimpses can be seen of a few numbers, including Santana (Naya Rivera) and Sebastian (Grant Gustin) singing "Smooth Criminal."

This isn't the first time the show has paid tribute to a music icon - episodes have already been done honoring Madonna, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga.

Scroll down for more photos and to watch the promo, then share your thoughts in the comments.

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  • Jessica Derschowitz

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