After viewing a pilot episode of “The New Normal,” Utah Mormon church-owned NBC affiliate KSL-TV is refusing to air the gay themed show.
In a press release sent to ABC News, the CEO of KSL’s parent company, Jeff Simpson said, “From time to time we struggle with programs that cross the line in one area or another. For our brand, this program simply feels inappropriate on several dimensions, especially during family viewing time. The dialogue is excessively rude and crude; the scenes are too explicit and the stereotypes are offensive on all sides.”
“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’s parent company, Bonneville International, which is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, told the Deseret News. CBS News 8/20/2012
This is the second year that the NBC affiliate has refused to air content it deems inappropriate, last year KSL-TV banned “The Playboy Club” which was cancelled by NBC after a short run.
Last month, the conservative group One Million Moms called for a protest of “The New Normal,” which was co-created by”Glee’s” Ryan Murphy. It should also be noted that the the One Million Moms Facebook group only has 50,135 members.