Salt Lake City TV Station Won’t Air “The New Normal”
August 27, 2012 by Dan Rafter, Online Campaigns Manager
A Salt Lake City TV station is refusing to air NBC’s new fall comedy The New Normal. The sitcom, helmed by Glee’s Ryan Murphy, features two gay dads trying to start a family via a surrogate.
The station, which is owned by the Mormon Church, said The New Normal feels “inappropriate” for its audience. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, the CEO of the station’s parent company said:
“From time to time we may struggle with content that crosses the line in one area or another. The dialogue might be excessively rude and crude. The scenes may be too explicit or the characterizations might seem offensive….For our brand, this program feels inappropriate on several dimensions, especially during family viewing time.”
Earlier this year, the anti-LGBT group One Million Moms lashed out against the comedy, declaring: “NBC is using public airwaves to continue to subject families to the decay of morals and values, and the sanctity of marriage in attempting to redefine marriage.”
The New Normal is set to premiere on September 11th on NBC. Check out a trailer below: