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NBC’s Salt Lake City Affiliate Pulls The New Normal, Will Be Lonely In Heaven

By Kelly Conaboy / August 27, 2012 - 11:00 am

When we last checked in with small but brave groups taking a stand against NBC’s upcoming fall family-destroying sitcom The New Normal, the organization One Million Moms called for a protest from Comcast and NBC officials, asking them not to air the sitcom, and said something about calling advertisers and asking them not to advertise and blah blah. You remember. How could you forget the homophobic family-protecting thing that One Million Moms, an anti-gay pro-family organization made up of presumably low-hundreds literally one million moms, said about a TV show no one has even seen yet a month ago? It looks like their efforts have paid off, with this past weekend’s news that NBC’s Salt Lake City affiliate is standing with those crazy assholes awful fucking dummies. From The Hollywood Reporter:

“After viewing the pilot episode of The New Normal, we have made the decision to keep it off our fall schedule,” Jeff Simpson, CEO of KSL parent company Bonneville International, told Deseret News. “For our brand, this program simply feels inappropriate on several dimensions, especially during family viewing time.”

Crude dialogue, explicit content and offensive characterizations were the main reasons why KSL-TV would not bring New Normal to air when it launches Sept. 11. The same station opted not to broadcast the shortlived NBC drama The Playboy Club, which was canceled after three episodes last fall.

How brave of KSL-TV to show that they stand on what will surely be seen as the right side of history by refusing to air a sitcom that inappropriately portrays a happy and successful gay couple raising a child. No thank you, NBC. During family viewing time? R U SERIOUS? As this nation desperately crawls its way towards acceptance and equality, KSL-TV will be back here, huddled with their families, eyes wide, securing their place in Heaven by watching an encore episode of Whitney.