GLAAD Slams Utah Station For Not Broadcasting NBC's New Normal
Posted on Mon Aug 27, 2012 08:00 AM PDT
LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - After an NBC affiliate decided not to broadcast The New Normal in Utah this fall, GLAAD is speaking out to criticize the decision.
The new comedy tells the story of a single mother who becomes a surrogate for a same sex couple, and was deemed "inappropriate" by Utah station KSL-TV.
"Same-sex families are a beloved part of American television thanks to shows like Modern Family, Glee and Grey's Anatomy. While audiences, critics and advertisers have all supported LGBT stories, KSL is demonstrating how deeply out of touch it is with the rest of the country," GLAAD president Herndon Graddick said in a statement.
"After viewing the pilot episode of The New Normal, we have made the decision to keep it off our fall schedule. For our brand, this program simply feels inappropriate on several dimensions, especially during family viewing time," CEO of KSL Jeff Simpson said in a countering statement.
This isn't the first time the new sitcom has come under fire for its controversial content. Conservative group One Million Moms called for a boycott of the show last month.