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NBC Uses Olympics to Promote Sitcom on Same-Sex Couple Seeking Surrogate-Hatched Child
CNS News ^ | 8/7/2012 | Elizabeth Harrington

Posted on 08/08/2012 1:35:45 PM PDT by IbJensen

(CNSNews.com) – NBC is using its coverage of the 2012 Olympic Games--programming sure to be watched by many children around the country--to promote a new sitcom about a same-sex couple seeking to have a child gestated for them by a surrogate mother.

NBC’s ads promoting “The New Normal,” and it story line about two homosexual men pondering hiring a women to have a baby on their behalf, reaches about 35.6 million viewers during Olympic broadcasts.

The network has enjoyed higher ratings than expected and the most of any other summer Olympics from outside the United States since the 1976 Montreal Games, according to the The New York Times.

“These days, families come in all forms -- single dads, double moms, sperm donors, egg donors, one-night-stand donors …. It's 2012 and anything goes,” states the show’s description on its website.

The story centers on a gynecologist doctor, David (played by Justin Bartha, star of the Hangover films), in a long-term relationship with his partner Bryan (played by Andrew Rannells, star of the Broadway show “The Book of Mormon”), who desperately wants a child. Goldie (played by Georgia King), an aspiring lawyer and single mom with an eight-year-old daughter becomes the number one choice to carry the couple’s child. Add Goldie’s “bigoted racist” grandmother (played by Ellen Barkin), uncomfortable with the situation, to the picture and the show’s pilot was born.

“The New Normal” is the latest project by Ryan Murphy, the creator of “Glee,” “American Horror Story” and “Nip/Tuck.” The show premieres in the 9:30 p.m. primetime slot on Sept. 11.

“Different is the new normal as long-term couple Bryan and David look to create a new type of family,” is the narrative for the inaugural episode.

“You don't have to be related to be family -- different is the new normal!” boasts the show’s tagline.

In one promotional video featured on the show’s website, entitled “Redefining Traditional,” the two lead characters contemplate having a child.

“I don’t know, my dad screwed me up pretty good. What do you think two dads would do to a kid?” asks David of his partner Bryan. “Do you really think it’s such a good idea to bring a kid into the world with such a non-traditional family?”

“I know somebody else from a non-traditional family, a half-rican-American who was raised by a grandma,” says Bryan, “and that person seems to be doing just fine.”

“Oh yeah, Barack Obama,” answers David.

“No, Mariah Carey. But your example works, too,” Bryan says. “Look around. Your definition of traditional might need a refresh.”

Rannells, most known for his Tony-nominated performance in “The Book of Mormon,” the musical satire of the religion from the creators of “South Park,” said his hope is that viewers will simply see a love story.

“Everyone who watches it hopefully will be able to take away the fact that these are just two folks who are in love with each other who want to have a family,” said Rannells in a video interview with NBC. “And that’s kind of, you know, the root of this pilot -- certainly of this series -- is that we are just a family, we are just trying to have a family.”

Hollywood veteran Ellen Barkin, who plays Goldie’s “small-minded” grandmother, said the role is a big departure for her. The actress, who recently tweeted, “I love everybody ... except u right wing f----- morons,” described her character as a “bigot and a racist and harsh, like Archie Bunker.”

“For me it’s nice to play a character that is so far from who I am that I just like exploring that, trying to find some level of honesty in it,” she said in a video interview. “Because it is a challenge to play a character like this.”

In one scene used to promote the show, Barkin’s character comments on a lesbian couple on a street corner: “Would you look at that? Just strutting down the Buckeye Road in broad daylight, proud as gay peacocks.”

After her great-granddaughter questions her, she replies, “I happen to love the gays. I could never get my hair to look this good without them.”

“The New Normal” has capitalized on the Olympics by tying in promotional messages to the Summer games, with a “Swimming” and “Going for the Gold” spot.

The overall audience of the Olympics this year is up 13 percent from four years ago, with the coveted 18-49 aged bracket up 7 percent, according to The Hollywood Reporter.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012olympics; culturewars; hollywood; homosexualagenda; nbc; nbcthequeernetwork; olympics; trashtv
It's not entertainment, it is another attempt by the Gay Agenda to shove their lifestyle down the throats of the heterosexual majority. If they aren't all pedophiles, why are they so insistent that OUR children, accept them and their lifestyle, at such an early age?
1 posted on 08/08/2012 1:35:53 PM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

I hope many are exercising their First Amendment right of mute button.


2 posted on 08/08/2012 1:38:32 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: IbJensen

That looks like a horrible show. I bet it doesn’t last for very long.


3 posted on 08/08/2012 1:38:50 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: IbJensen

They’re also using Olympic coverage to shill for Obama. One of his campaign ads is the only one they run. Well, at least it’s the only one I’ve seen.


4 posted on 08/08/2012 1:41:38 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you got ta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: IbJensen

Ib, I’m thinking this might be walking down the road to Harpers Ferry.


5 posted on 08/08/2012 1:45:25 PM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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To: xzins

We may be even more radical than John Brown.


6 posted on 08/08/2012 1:58:40 PM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: xzins

“...I’m thinking this might be walking down the road to Harpers Ferry.”

FWIW, I think so, too.


7 posted on 08/08/2012 2:02:38 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: IbJensen

NBC is using the Olympics to forceably enter the homes of unsuspecting Christians and polite their minds and program their children to be homosexual and enter into gay marriages.


8 posted on 08/08/2012 2:07:09 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: IbJensen

Agreed. I think it’s vile to be promoting this through the Olympics, or indeed at all.


9 posted on 08/08/2012 2:07:09 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: IbJensen
“The New Normal” is the latest project by Ryan Murphy, the creator of “Glee,”

Ya don' say ...

I guess "Glee" will no longer be the most perverted show on TV.

10 posted on 08/08/2012 2:11:22 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: IbJensen

The gay agenda, 24/7, in your face, push-push-push, shove-shove-shove, no rest, no letup, it is relentless.


11 posted on 08/08/2012 2:29:37 PM PDT by JPG (Mount your steeds. Nov '12 is for all the marbles.)
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To: IbJensen

And if it were Fox that had the Olympics they’d be promoting Glee. We have no friends out there despite what they claim.


12 posted on 08/08/2012 2:30:19 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: IbJensen

When I saw the name of the new TV show, I knew it would be about perversion and abomination. Those HULU ads that laughingly said unlimited TV was a way to turn the minds of Humans into mush so aliens could control us no longer make me laugh-the control is here.


13 posted on 08/08/2012 2:41:18 PM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: RicocheT

Homo lobby is simply performing part of the communist manifesto’s will to destroy the traditional family.

What else would we expect with communists in charge presently?


14 posted on 08/08/2012 2:46:32 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: IbJensen

After her great-granddaughter questions her, she replies, “I happen to love the gays. I could never get my hair to look this good without them.”

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Isn’t this stereotyping? My cable box went back today. There’s practically nothing to watch. I found myself with Fox news muted most of the day because it’s nothing more than newstainment.


15 posted on 08/08/2012 3:52:41 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: IbJensen

how do we make this show toxic to advertisers.

Any brand that supports that show should have a decrease in revenue. (see lipton, see jc penny)


16 posted on 08/08/2012 4:00:39 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: IbJensen

One more cloying, preachy, decadence-is-good show that makes the Primetime lineup unwatchable.

CLICK


17 posted on 08/08/2012 4:37:30 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: IbJensen

I predict 3 episodes and gone.


18 posted on 08/08/2012 4:56:22 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: IbJensen

Barkin is engaged in hate speech in her personal life. There’s no way I would watch her in anything.


19 posted on 08/08/2012 5:04:03 PM PDT by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: pops88

It is stereotyping, that’s why the little girl retorts “you’re a bigot” when the grandmother says that. This show is sick sick sick.


20 posted on 08/08/2012 5:05:24 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Your tattoo looks stupid.)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

Ah, misread it.


21 posted on 08/08/2012 5:42:11 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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