Forget the Thanksgiving parade, ‘Glee’ cast will sing at World Series
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They may not be able to sing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC, but the cast of Fox’s ‘Glee’ will get to strut their stuff during the World Series.
Fox has confirmed that cast members from its new hit musical comedy ‘Glee’ will sing the national anthem during Game 3 of the World Series, currently scheduled for Oct. 31. That game will be either in Los Angeles or Philadephia, depending on which team ends up in the series against either the Yankees or the Angels.
Fox had to get a green light from Major League Baseball to have the cast sing at the game. Networks often use the World Series and other big sporting events to promote their own entertainment shows, but it is unusual to actually have a cast of a show perform during the game. Of course, few probably have the chops to do it. At least we know they’ll do better than Roseanne Barr did when she butchered the anthem during a San Diego Padres ballgame.
Earlier this week, NBC pulled back an invitation that had been extended to the ‘Glee’ cast to sing during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which the network has the rights to air.
— Joe Flint