Skip to comments.Four Gay-Themed TV Shows Get the Ax (New Normal, Go On, Smash, Partners)
Posted on 05/13/2013 2:56:44 PM PDT by drewh
LOS ANGELES, May 12 (UPI)--Four U.S. TV shows with prominent gay story lines during a record-breaking season for openly gay characters will be cut for the next season, officials said. NBC's "The New Normal" and "Smash" and "Go On" and CBS's "Partners," will get the ax, the Hollywood Reporter said Saturday.
Heather Morris, who plays a bisexual on Fox's "Glee," will not be returning next season, the Reporter said.
A Hollywood Reporter survey in November discovered that gay characters on TV, including couples on "Grey's Anatomy" and "Modern Family," helped voters to support gay marriage at the polls.
"This data would suggest that seeing this stuff makes it more socially acceptable. Views on gay marriage have exponentially gone in its favor since 2002," THR pollster Jon Penns said at the time.
The THR poll came a month after watchdog group Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation released its annual "Where We are on TV" report that found a record number regular LGBT characters on the small screen.
"The sheer number of characters who will no longer be on the air means diversity on television is once again at risk. Following a season with the highest recorded number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters, these cancellations mean networks have to make a concerted effort to ensure the 2013-2014 season truly reflects the diversity of their audience," Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation national spokesman Wilson Cruz said.
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And this is why I no longer watch television anymore.
onwards and downwards! rump ranchers!
Why are they waiting for next season? Why not stop the garbage right now? Do you mean the 1-1/2% of the homosexual population didn’t overwhelm the statisticians?
Last year were were all racists. Now we’re all ghey.
Yeah, let's get that 1-1/2% of the homosexual population looking like they're 60% . . . not sure how . . . but let's try to corrupt the rest of the 98.5% that are not sexual sodomites . . . good thinking Hollyweird.
Have never watched any of those shows.....and never will.
That's a good idea. Since a little less than 2% of the country is gay, I would expect to see a little less than 2% of TV characters who are gay if these words were taken at face value. Somehow, I don't think the GLAAD activist meant what her words actually mean. Perhaps those who select network programming should consider the possibility that normal people are disgusted with perversion, and they may permanently lose their remaining audience if they continue pandering to a small, revolting minority.
There was even an omage to homosexuality in the last Bond film, Skyfall.
I’m not here to trash anyone, but man this has gotten so far out of line.
Has Ellen Barkin been heard from yet?
Good news. But I think TV is still generally filth that parents should be very careful about letting their kids watch.
Same here, what man would watch any or those shows even if it was 100% gay-free? I mean what man is watching ‘glee’, ‘a high-school musical with singing and dancing’?
They believed their own propaganda about 50% of the USA being gay
Diversity huh? And just how many conservative Tea Party, patriot types are shown in a good light on any shows?
.... Crickets ....
I’ve watched shows that bring in gay characters which has caused me to quit watching them instantly. Also, shows like House that brought in the Obama regime agenda. Dancing with the Stars shows have liked that agenda and they can keep it when they do. The networks just can’t figure out why their shows have low ratings...perhaps they need to talk to the JC Penney people.
“This data would suggest that seeing this stuff makes it more socially acceptable. Views on gay marriage have exponentially gone in its favor since 2002,”
Really. This must be why California passed Prop 8 in 2008.
Never fear fudge packers, you will always have the NBA LOL
What I can’t figure out is what network geniuses figured normal American families wanted to watch characters who are sexual perverts? ...Who sympathize with men who want to have sex with other men? ...Who finds turd pokers funny?
Heads should roll. Except who fires the guys at the top who decided to push the militant homosexual agenda in the first place?
Some 38 programs got cancelled by the networks this season.
Not sure if that is a record, but it is a massive number.
Some of the new replacements coming next fall sound interesting; some sound like instant failures. At least the ‘reality tv’ seems to have it course and only existing ones are showing in the schedules for next season.
I haven’t watched a sit com in 30 years or more.
I have never seen Glee because I hate the blond lady who is the coach. I didn’t know it was a bone smuggling show..
Remember when the family gathered around for Sunday night’s “Wonderful World Of Disney”?
It's like the communist rats thinking they can create what Austrian economists called "the socialist man". It cannot be done because it is simply antithetical to human nature. It's the same with homosexuality - - it will always give normal people the creeps, and there's nothing the scum can do about it. Even after all these years of fag freedom and "tolerance" in France and England, people there are in open revolt against gay "marriage
Wonder how far their ratings have plunged.
Precisely, LH !
And +1 to the rest of your post as well.
And later that night on the same channel, even a drama like Bonanza was suitable for kids watching.
never heard of them. obviously never watched them.
America does not need to know what perverts do! Send them to the crazy house.
The point was obvious.I wish that cable systems allowed people to get (and pay for) *only* the channels they wanted.If allowed to do so I'd probably have about 15 to 20 channels and "ABC Family" would *not* be one of them.
I remember my Dad getting upset that we saw mention of a girl being pregnant out of wedlock. He didn’t get up to change the channel quick enough. LOL
As soon as I see a program pushes a agenda, I don’t watch that program any further. What people do in their private homes is none of my business though I do not think young children are being properly protected. I can’t believe the progressives pretend to be all for the children though allow some gay people/ to support these groups to make a decision for these children for gender transformation/surgeries as well as forcing many children into the gay lifestyle. To me, it’s cruel while these groups are not helping the children to have their given rights to decide their own paths in life.
Sounds like Glee is trying to get gay themes in the side door having bi-sexual cheerleaders on
Isn't NBC the network that Leno is slamming every night for being just terrible? I can't believe that they'll finish the season with these sodomite turkeys rather than show re-rums of classic shows . . .
First I didn’t realize that Go On was gay themed. It isn’t. The real pity is about 25 straight themed shows were cancelled. Where are all the articles on those??????
Yes but unfortunately three states passed gay marriage by the voters I. 2012. We are definitely losing this battle. I don’t know how that happened. I swear we are doomed.
I stopped watching “Scandal” after they had the the two gay guys standing naked in front of each, to ensure neither was wearing a wire, went all buggers for each other.
It was too much and I thought if this is what they want to promote, fine but, it was very unappealing.
Gaycee Pennies ...
I watch TCM and Westerns on Encore!
It is nice that these shows are canned because the Girls watch prime time and now I don’t have to listen to the stupid comercials! I kinda liked Stever HArvey but TV wants to always push the envelope. His show the other day White woman hadn’t dated in 30 years ane he of course sets her up with a Black dude!
Hollywood wants to always make the mismatch! Black on white black on mex! Gay on Hetro!
Never about the foundation that made the country and what a family was really centered on! I know it’s not Leave it to Beaver anymore but crap give the American Family a break. There are still one or two normal families out there somewhere!
Nobody wants to watch fudgepacker tv.Even the liberals.Funny
There is a lesson here to be learned for the networks; but, I am pretty sure they missed it.
Jane Lynch (the coach) is an activist lesbian.
“Perhaps those who select network programming should consider the possibility that normal people are disgusted with perversion, and they may permanently lose their remaining audience if they continue pandering to a small, revolting minority.”
Very well said. I couldn’t have said it better.