When we last checked in with small but brave groups taking a stand against NBC’s upcoming fall family-destroying sitcom The New Normal, the organization One Million Moms called for a protest from Comcast and NBC officials, asking them not to air the sitcom, and said something about calling advertisers and asking them not to advertise and blah blah. You remember. How could you forget the homophobic family-protecting thing that One Million Moms, an anti-gay pro-family organization made up of presumably low-hundreds literally one million moms, said about a TV show no one has even seen yet a month ago? It looks like their efforts have paid off, with this past weekend’s news that NBC’s Salt Lake City affiliate is standing with those crazy assholes awful fucking dummies. From The Hollywood Reporter:

“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 parent company Bonneville International, told Deseret News. “For our brand, this program simply feels inappropriate on several dimensions, especially during family viewing time.”

Crude dialogue, explicit content and offensive characterizations were the main reasons why KSL-TV would not bring New Normal to air when it launches Sept. 11. The same station opted not to broadcast the shortlived NBC drama The Playboy Club, which was canceled after three episodes last fall.

How brave of KSL-TV to show that they stand on what will surely be seen as the right side of history by refusing to air a sitcom that inappropriately portrays a happy and successful gay couple raising a child. No thank you, NBC. During family viewing time? R U SERIOUS? As this nation desperately crawls its way towards acceptance and equality, KSL-TV will be back here, huddled with their families, eyes wide, securing their place in Heaven by watching an encore episode of Whitney.

Comments (24)
  1. No, they were just pissed because 9/11. Never forget homophobia, I guess.

  2. “We refuse to air this show which may or may not have raised some internal personal issues in certain station CEOs about the directions they have taken in their lives and the lies they have to tell themselves on a daily basis.” — Jeff Simpson, CEO of KSL parent company Bonneville International

  3. They’re not looking at the big picture! Maybe if we had more shows like this, all the gays would stay in the safety of their own homes watching TV, and they wouldn’t be out on the streets, gaying up our children!

  4. Hey KSL-TV, your Sharia law is showing.

  5. This is one of the reasons I told my girlfriend, “Never go to Utah.”

    Well, unless it’s to bury an evil book in the great salt flats, or race a custom Indian motorcycle.

  6. The most ridiculous thing about this is the idea that people enjoy Whitney to the point of wanting an “encore episode.”

  7. Yep. Because queers are like tinkerbell, in that we stop existing when people no longer believe in us. If you ignore our existence, we will faaaade away and die.

  8. I too am afraid of green sweater vest becoming the new normal. I already have problems coping with the awful return of high rise pants.

  9. they are going to re air anne of green gables i heard

  10. I also read that one of the actresses of the shows tweeted something like “So loving gay families are inappropriate but child rape and murder (Law and Order SVU) is fine?”

    and I was like,


  11. I don’t know where else to post this so I’ll just say it here: I just found out that the Duggars will be on the college campus where I work on Wednesday!!! Not only that, but it will part of KIRK CAMERON’s show, “The Way of the Master”!!!!!!!!! OMG I am terrified and thrilled at the same time….I wonder how they will arrive?? Will they be on their school bus? Will Kirk himself be here, or just the crew?? What signs do I make for the event????

  12. Can we just put all the bullshit aside for a second and take a moment to admire how adorable Justin Bartha is?

    Ok. Can we now have a sitcom about sister wives and their struggle to join mainstream society? Let the hilarity ensue.

  13. Can we just parachute palette drop complete series dvd box sets of Six Feet Under all over Utah? Sure, some people may never see it. Some people may try and round up copies to burn them before anyone puts one in a dvd player. But they will be seen by people.

    Someone get HBO on the line. This will be a story that5 Newsroom will want to cover in a few seasons!

  14. This show looks terrible, but so do all of the new NBC comedies. And that is why, on Monday nights, I like to watch a silly little drama based in old fairy tales called Grimm. You guys should check it out!

  15. Off-topic, but speaking of TV, has anyone seen Copper on BBC America? I saw the first episode last night and here’s my impression of it: “Me daughter doied o’ the pox. Also whores whores whores whores prostitutes whores”.

    There weren’t a lot of roles for women in that show, is what I’m saying.

  16. I think Millions O’ Moms is pushing their agenda way too hard. They will not rest until every family contains an overweight blue collar dude with a much hotter wife who tampers her sexuality with khaki capri pants, a bratty but not slutty daughter, a smart but not to smart because that may seem gay son, and an old person to laugh at. Call me anti-progress but I’m just not ready for bad haircuts and white Keds.

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