One of NBC’s most buzzed-about new Fall comedies has been banned in the Mormon capital of the world Salt Lake City Utah, because it’s super gay. That’s not exactly the official word from NBC affiliate KSL-TV about why they won’t be airing The New Normal when it premieres Sept. 11 at 9:30 pm ET. But it’s close enough.
After watching the pilot episode, Jeff Simpson, CEO of KSL parent company Bonneville International, said, “For our brand, this program simply feels inappropriate on several dimensions, especially during family viewing time,” adding the show contained “crude dialogue, explicit content and offensive characterizations,” according to Deseret News. Last year, KSL banned NBC’s The Playboy Club.
The New Normal centers around a successful gay couple played by Justin Bartha and Andrew Rannells who hire a young mother Goldie (Georgia King) as their surrogate for their first child. It co-stars Ellen Barkin — she tweeted, “Anyone in Utah interested in @NBCTheNewNormal please clog up @ksl5tv feed 4 their blatantly homophic decision 2 not air the show #KSLBigots” — as well as reality star NeNe Leakes and Bebe Wood, who plays Goldie’s precocious daughter Shania.
Check out the super gay, extended preview for The New Normal below! Warning: it’s so gay you might turn gay if you watch it. So, it’s probably better you bury your head in the sand and ignore the fact that gay people exist and that they’re humans.