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Four Gay-Themed TV Shows Get the Ax (New Normal, Go On, Smash, Partners)
Bretibart/UPI ^ | 12 May 2013

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: hollywood; homosexualagenda; theend; trashtv
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1 posted on 05/13/2013 2:56:44 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

And this is why I no longer watch television anymore.


2 posted on 05/13/2013 2:58:14 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: drewh

onwards and downwards! rump ranchers!


3 posted on 05/13/2013 2:59:02 PM PDT by brivette
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To: drewh
SHAME!!

Not really; BWA-HAHAHA!!
4 posted on 05/13/2013 2:59:04 PM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: drewh

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?


5 posted on 05/13/2013 2:59:35 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: drewh

Last year were were all racists. Now we’re all ghey.


6 posted on 05/13/2013 2:59:40 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: drewh
make a concerted effort to ensure the 2013-2014 season truly reflects the diversity of their audience

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.

7 posted on 05/13/2013 3:01:47 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: drewh

Have never watched any of those shows.....and never will.


8 posted on 05/13/2013 3:01:58 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: drewh

ROTGLMAO!!!!


9 posted on 05/13/2013 3:02:56 PM PDT by diamond6 (Lord, please have mercy on us!)
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To: drewh
"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.

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.

10 posted on 05/13/2013 3:04:27 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: drewh

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.


11 posted on 05/13/2013 3:04:47 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Leftist, Progressive, Socialist, Communist, fundamentalist Islamic policies, the death of a nation.)
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To: drewh

Has Ellen Barkin been heard from yet?


12 posted on 05/13/2013 3:06:52 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Darteaus94025
Who would have guessed no one wanted to watch a broadway musical about baseballers dancing?


13 posted on 05/13/2013 3:07:22 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Good news. But I think TV is still generally filth that parents should be very careful about letting their kids watch.


14 posted on 05/13/2013 3:07:36 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Sacajaweau

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’?

FReegards


15 posted on 05/13/2013 3:08:35 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: diamond6

They believed their own propaganda about 50% of the USA being gay


16 posted on 05/13/2013 3:08:48 PM PDT by molson209
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To: drewh

Diversity huh? And just how many conservative Tea Party, patriot types are shown in a good light on any shows?

.... Crickets ....


17 posted on 05/13/2013 3:09:01 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: drewh
b..b..b..butt all the kewl kids told us that 3,420% of people polled say butt sex is dandy ? !
18 posted on 05/13/2013 3:09:11 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Red in Blue PA

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.


19 posted on 05/13/2013 3:09:17 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: drewh

“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.


20 posted on 05/13/2013 3:09:37 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: drewh

Never fear fudge packers, you will always have the NBA LOL


21 posted on 05/13/2013 3:09:47 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sacajaweau

Ditto that.


22 posted on 05/13/2013 3:10:01 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: drewh

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?


23 posted on 05/13/2013 3:10:11 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: drewh

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.


24 posted on 05/13/2013 3:10:35 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Red in Blue PA

I haven’t watched a sit com in 30 years or more.


25 posted on 05/13/2013 3:11:13 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: drewh

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..


26 posted on 05/13/2013 3:13:10 PM PDT by cardinal4
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Remember when the family gathered around for Sunday night’s “Wonderful World Of Disney”?


27 posted on 05/13/2013 3:13:36 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: tomkat
There's a reason kids today still use phrases like, "That's so gay," as a deragatory comment. Kids understand naturally, instinctively, that there is just something sick about a man pushing a penis into another man's anus full of sh**. It's one of those things nobody needs to teach, and it is why homos instinctively feel ashamed of what they are and what they do, and why they suffer the tears of a clown as they march with fake smiles in fake "pride" parades.

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

28 posted on 05/13/2013 3:14:09 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: laweeks

Wonder how far their ratings have plunged.


29 posted on 05/13/2013 3:15:44 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Lancey Howard
.. it will always give normal people the creeps ..

Precisely, LH !

And +1 to the rest of your post as well.

30 posted on 05/13/2013 3:16:56 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: laplata

And later that night on the same channel, even a drama like Bonanza was suitable for kids watching.


31 posted on 05/13/2013 3:19:06 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: lacrew
Homosexuality is abnormal, unhealthy, immoral and just plain disgusting. It will never be accepted as normal to God-fearing Christians. That goes for their silly “marriage” laws too.
32 posted on 05/13/2013 3:20:03 PM PDT by libertymaker
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To: drewh

never heard of them. obviously never watched them.


33 posted on 05/13/2013 3:20:13 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: drewh
does this mean pandering to the filthy 1% isn't as profitable as they hoped for???
34 posted on 05/13/2013 3:22:21 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: drewh
They now admit Gay is a political agenda, as it drowns in bad ratings.
They can say it helped Bleh Bleh voting Bleh, but it's all supposition BS.

America does not need to know what perverts do! Send them to the crazy house.

35 posted on 05/13/2013 3:23:02 PM PDT by MaxMax (Conservatism needs a re-awakening plan for the American public)
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To: drewh
I was in a mall the other day and saw ads for a new show on "ABC Family" channel.The poster showed two adult women,two teenage boys and two teenage girls and the caption was something like "what do you consider a family to be?".

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.

36 posted on 05/13/2013 3:23:06 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

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


37 posted on 05/13/2013 3:27:53 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: drewh

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.


38 posted on 05/13/2013 3:35:42 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: cardinal4

Sounds like Glee is trying to get gay themes in the side door having bi-sexual cheerleaders on


39 posted on 05/13/2013 3:36:53 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh
I don't watch anything on the alphabets anymore. TCM, A&E, Military Channel, History Channel, Discovery Channel and a few more with interesting programming are all I watch. If I want to see something concerning current events, FOX News is all I will watch. But the alphabets, I'm so done with them.
40 posted on 05/13/2013 3:49:32 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: FrdmLvr
Wonder how far their ratings have plunged.

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 . . .

41 posted on 05/13/2013 3:55:06 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: laweeks

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??????


42 posted on 05/13/2013 4:05:53 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: lacrew

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.


43 posted on 05/13/2013 4:10:04 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: drewh

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.


44 posted on 05/13/2013 4:11:11 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: MamaDearest

Gaycee Pennies ...


45 posted on 05/13/2013 4:14:54 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: napscoordinator

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!


46 posted on 05/13/2013 4:17:42 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: drewh

Nobody wants to watch fudgepacker tv.Even the liberals.Funny


47 posted on 05/13/2013 4:20:59 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Pollster1
"Following a season with the highest recorded number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters

There is a lesson here to be learned for the networks; but, I am pretty sure they missed it.

48 posted on 05/13/2013 4:29:17 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: cardinal4
I have never seen Glee because I hate the blond lady who is the coach.

Jane Lynch (the coach) is an activist lesbian.

49 posted on 05/13/2013 4:32:10 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: Pollster1

“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.


50 posted on 05/13/2013 4:35:29 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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