Local Utah Station Not Carrying NBC Sitcom Featuring Gay Couple
An NBC-affiliated station in Utah owned by the Mormon church is refusing to air NBC’s new sitcom The New Normal, a show starring a gay couple by the creator of Glee. KSL-TV refused to air The Playboy Club last year, and the station’s CEO explained that “from time to time we may struggle with content” and they felt The New Normal was too “inappropriate” for them to air.
Jeff Simpson said that KSL-TV is passing on the show because they do not believe the content is family-friendly enough for the channel, saying that the show is “inappropriate on several dimensions, especially during family viewing time.” NBC issued this statement in response:
“The New Normal is a contemporary look at how families are defined today, portrayed through a comedic prism. We are confident that the show will find another home in the Salt Lake City market.”
The CW-affiliated station KUCW will be picking up the show instead.
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