This is not entirely surprising. Apparently, NBC’s Utah affiliate KSL-TV is not going to be airing the new Ryan Murphy show The New Normal. KSL is owned by the Mormon Church, so it is absolutely not surprising that The New Normal would not be airing. Last year, they refused to air The Playboy Club- though that was pulled off the air soon after it hit the small screen due to being a really bad show.
Jeff Simpson, CEO of Bonneville International- KSL’s parent company, stated “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.”
Ellen Barkin, who plays the mother of the surrogate in the series, blasted the decision talking about how Law & Order: SVU’s “rape & child murder is ok? But [a] loving gay couple having a baby is inappropriate?” She also told her Twitter followers to “clog up @ksl5tv’s feed [for] their blatantly homophic decision to not air the show.”
KUCW, though, will air the show on the weekends, and most TV shows these days are also online.