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NBC cuts Glee from Thanksgiving parade

by Danny Gallagher, posted Oct 15th 2009 8:03AM
Jay Leno is a hot air balloonIf you hate musical high school shows like Glee, then tune into this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!

NBC cut a performance by the cast of Fox's Glee for the upcoming Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The network pulled the performance because they thought the size and scope of the performance was too much promotion for a show on a rival network.

It gets worse. To make even more room for a Jay Leno float in the parade, NBC also bumped an appearance by the cast of Southland.

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RobynM

Boy, NBC just keeps on making brilliant decisions, don't they? If anything, they've single-handedly provided more promotion for Glee than it would have gotten if the parade performance had gone on.

Honestly, the only decent thing I've heard about NBC recently is that they -might- bring back Chuck early.

October 16 2009 at 11:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MJL

Hm, saw this three days ago on Nikki Finke. Way to get the scoop.

October 15 2009 at 11:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Joel Keller

The post is more a reaction to BWE's funny picture than the news itself. But why pass up a chance to complain about us, right, MJL?

October 15 2009 at 11:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MJL

Precisely!

October 15 2009 at 11:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ðan

OH YA F.U., too jay leno !

October 15 2009 at 11:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ðan

F.U., nbc

the only nbc show I watch anyways is Heroes other than that your network is CRAP !

GLEE - GLEE - GLEE - GLEE - GLEE - GLEE

October 15 2009 at 11:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
fgsweetdog

How about a POTUS float? After all, the parade is on the National Barack Channel. Do those teleprompters come on wheels?

October 15 2009 at 9:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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David S

I got some tin foil to sell you. They make great hats.

October 15 2009 at 10:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gig

Pity there isn't a GE or NBC NASCAR. FOX could block it out during race coverage.

October 15 2009 at 9:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wulfn1

ok , wait... is glee out of the PARADE? or just out of the broadcast on NBC? Because the parade is broadcast on other stations as well as NBC.

October 15 2009 at 9:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rick cokely

I'm pretty sure the Jay Leno float was just a joke made by Ryan Murphy in his press release. He said "I completely understand NBC's position, and look forward to seeing a Jay Leno float."

October 15 2009 at 9:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dan

Very cynical on NBCs part--"no a Glee float is too promotional, but a giant floating Leno head is just promotional enough."

But then if Fox wants to push their own shows, they can host their own parade. I'm sure it would be more interesting than the NBC/Macy parade.

October 15 2009 at 9:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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