They should change the name of the show to AWKWARD! With Kelly and Michael!
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Yet another tale of ignorance that sends quite the dangerous message to today's youth!
According to reports, KSL, an NBC affiliate based out of Utah, has cut Ryan Murphy's latest creative endeavor The New Normal from its fall lineup! Ryan describes his new comedy starring Ellen Barkin, Andrew Rannells, Justin Bartha and NeNe Leakes as:
"These days, families come in all forms - single dads, double moms, sperm donors, egg donors, one-night-stand donors… It's 2012 and anything goes."
It seems that KSL president Jeff Simpson is NOT an advocate of love, respect, OR tolerance as he has deemed a show depicting all of the aforementioned attributes to be unsuitible to air, especially during 'family viewing' hours.
"For our brand, this program simply feels inappropriate on several dimensions, especially during family viewing time."
Hmm we would like to know what exactly Mr. Simpson feels is SO inappropriate about a show portraying very real versions of a loving family unit?!
Ellen Barkin tweeted her displeasure at the news:
"Shame on u @kslcom not airing @NBCTheNewNormal So L&O SVU (rape & child murder) is ok? But loving gay couple having a baby is inappropriate?"
Shame indeed, Mr. Simpson!
It also probably doesn't help that Andrew Rannells is the shining star of The Book of Mormon, a Tony-award winning play which delightfully pokes fun at the um… interesting(?) religious practice that is Mormonism. Cause, you know… Utah is Mormon country.
And we're sure advocacy group One Million Moms will be thrilled at this censorship, seeing as they are also passionately against The New Normal and all the destructive messages it may contain.