Deflated 'Glee' cast pulled from Macy's Thanksgiving parade by NBC

The cast of Fox's new sitcom Glee has gotten yanked from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade by a rival network. And if If nothing else good comes from that news, there's this: how else could the word "dweeby" have hit the lead paragraph in dozens of major papers this week? ("The gang behind Glee, the new Fox series about a dweeby high school glee club, is very sad," Lisa de Moraes wrote in the Washington Post.)

The culprit: NBC, which broadcasts the annual parade at significant cost to the network. "NBC told [Macy's] it did not want the Fox series... getting a big fat plug on NBC's parade broadcast," De Moraes writes. Winners from Fox's smash American Idol have been featured in past parades, although never the star of the current season's programming.