The New Normal may not be getting a lot of praise and some commenters are saying that it needs a lot of work to be made better, but then again, it isn’t as if most TV shows start off a little rough, but get better down the run. However, despite the rough start, The New Normal has been picked up for a full season. This will probably be rather disappointing news to One Million Moms who sent out their weekly missive stating:
Keep up the great work! With one exception (V-8 owned by Campbell Soup Company), the majority of the sponsors we previously contacted did not appear on this past week’s episode of “The New Normal.” One Million Moms will continue to monitor and send out updates for the sponsors who have permanently removed themselves from sponsoring the show and if any reappear. Once again, we need to contact new sponsors of this irresponsible program that has no business being on television at all, especially on NBC.
To sum it up, “The New Normal” is about a homosexual couple who hire a surrogate to have their baby. Through the character of the grandmother, the show mocks anyone who disagrees with their sinful lifestyle choice. The show refers to those who oppose their decision as intolerant and a bigot.
The third episode was mostly a political debate largely pro-Obama and anti-Romney. Planned Parenthood, women’s right (it never came out and said pro-abortion but it was obvious what the program was referring to), same-sex marriage, and healthcare for all were the controversial topics discussed during the 30 minute episode. The show was a platform for the liberal agenda. The program was also extremely racist and made anyone who has traditional values appear to be racist. This is a false representation. The twist at the end was when an African-American man revealed he was a Republican. The show is demeaning to conservatives and degrading to the black community.
Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment, issued a statement in which she said “We’re also very proud of our new comedy block of ‘Go On’ and ‘The New Normal.’ In partnering with Matthew Perry for ‘Go On,’ creator Scott Silveri has created a comedy with a highly original voice that deftly combines humor and emotion. And Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler have created a truly unique family in ‘The New Normal’ that is reflective of the changing dynamics of the world we live in. These shows are both welcome additions to our new lineup!”
The New Normal is getting about 6 million viewers a week. The pick up means that the Ryan Murphy show is not being hurt at all by the attempts of One Million Moms to scare off advertisers.
This is also not the first time that a Ryan Murphy show has been dinged for their approach to racial issues. Cracked did an article about racism and looked at Glee. Murphy’s work tends to rely heavily on stereotypes and even his gay men come across as stereotypes. The two men at the center of The New Normal might as well declare that one is an interior designer and the other a dancer in Cats.