Skip to comments.Utah NBC Affiliate Won’t Air New Gay Couple Comedy ‘The New Normal’
Posted on 08/25/2012 5:29:19 AM PDT by Morgana
NBCs Utah affiliate KSL-TV strikes again. The station, which is owned by the Mormon church, announced today that it wont air the networks new comedy series New Normal. Co-created by Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler, The New Normal stars Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha as gay partners who are having a baby through a surrogate. For our brand, this program simply feels inappropriate on several dimensions, especially during family viewing time, Jeff Simpson, CEO of KSLs parent company, Bonneville International, told local papers, including KSL sibling Deseret News. The New Normal is scheduled to air Tuesdays at 8:30 PM. Simpson cited rude and crude dialogue, scenes that may be too explicit or characterizations that might seem offensive. The show features racy language mostly courtesy of the outspoken, politically incorrect character of the surrogates mother played by Ellen Barkin.
KSL, which does not carry NBCs Saturday Night Live, has a long history of preemting NBC primetime series it deems controversial. Last fall, it dropped period drama The Playboy Club for objectionable material. (The series was picked up by MyNetworkTVs station in the Salt Lake City market.) KSLs previous NBC casualties include NBCs racy comedy Coupling and the religious-themed animated comedy God, the Devil and Bob. Both, as well as The Playboy Club were quickly cancelled. Barkin tonight called KSLs decision blatantly homophic on Twitter. Shame on u @KSLcom not airing @NBCTheNewNormal. So L&O SVU (rape & child murder) is ok? But loving gay couple having a baby is inappropriate? she wrote. What will play in @NBCTheNewNormal spot? A dude reading from the bible?
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NBCs Utah affiliate KSL-TV strikes again. The station, which is owned by the Mormon church, announced today that it wont air the networks new comedy series New Normal.
The New Normal stars Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha as gay partners
So glad I don't watch TeeVee, and haven't for many, many years.
So now the queers are pushing their degenerate lifestyle as, "The New Normal?" Hopefully, not in my lifetime.
Food for thought:
Queers: "We are the 2-3%."
‘The new immoral-normal’ should be the name of this latest gar-bage from Hollyweird. Check the advertisers and give them a jingle.
Why do they keep calling her a surrogate? Whose egg is it? Seems to me that she’s the mother, although that’s not explained.
The only reason I still have a TV is because of football: NFL and college.
And I'm relentlessly bombarded with filth during the commercial breaks. Even product commercials.
While watching a game with my grandson, a Jack-in-the-Box commercial came on. It showed a scrabble game going on between "Jack" and his wife. At the end of it, she spells out "nonookie."
So of course, my grandson asks me what that word means. I just told him it was a made-up nonsense word, and changed the subject.
Football is FAMILY-VIEWING time. What the hell is wrong with a network that believes such sexual themes are appropriate to show at such times????!!!!!!
Gay will never be the new normal, no matter how much PC forces people to pretend otherwise. While there may be cute gay couples, especially in Hollywood, homosexuality will always be a perversion.
Same here, except for sports and "Chopped" I don't watch TV. And with a DVR I don't watch commercials.
Seems like I haven't missed anything good.
Whites always played the idiots on Sanford and Son remember the smart black cop and the idiot white cop?
Other black shows were the same The Jeffersons where the idiot was married to the black woman.
Now they do the same with the fruits, Hollywood has done a fabulous job of promoting the gay lifestyle and hiding the real lifestyle in black ghetto’s. I don’t remember ever seeing a drive-by in Fred Sanford’s neighborhood.
You won’t see Aids and HIV or prolapsed rectums on this new show
Their logo must have been an inside joke decades ago.
“whoever advertizes on this abomination better be ready for a stock price drop...”
They should start with Home Depot, Target, and JC Penny.
Two of those are going in the tank anyway.
“Other black shows were the same The Jeffersons where the idiot was married to the black woman.”
I never considered “Tom” to be the idiot of that show. A little “soft” maybe not not an idiot. The idiot was their neighbor “Bently”, he was always doing and saying stupid things.
Queer propaganda, recruiting 101.
HOMOSEXUAL, because there’s nothing GAY about it.
I saw another one during the Giants game. It’s called “Partners”.
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