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.