The New Normal will air in Salt Lake City on different station

KUCW-TV will air the comedy each week before Saturday Night Live

The New Normal will air in Salt Lake City on different station
04 September 2012

NBC’s Utah affiliate KSL-TV in Salt Lake City may have refused to air the comedy The New Normal but rival station KUCW-TV has no problem with the comedy about a gay couple starting a family with the help of a surrogate.

KUCW will air the show on Saturdays at 10 pm ahead of Saturday Night Live, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

This is not the first time KUCW has picked up a show KSL has refused to air. Last year, it aired the short-lived NBC series The Playboy Club.

KSL is part of Bonneville International, a broadcasting company wholly owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The station said in a statement last week that they decided not to air the show because ‘we feel it had a number of issues including sexually explicit content, demeaning dialogue, and inciting stereotypes.’

The series is from Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy.

One half of the gay couple on the sitcom is played by Tony nominee Andrew Rannells who is best known for his role as Elder Price in the smash musical The Book of Mormon. His partner is played by Justin Bartha has had key roles in two successful movie franchises: The Hangover and its sequel and National Treasure and its sequel.

The surrogate mother is played by Georgia King. The cast also includes Ellen Barkin who won a Tony Award last year for The Normal Heart and NeNe Leakes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.



No thumbnail available

Ellen DeGeneres is the 'People's Choice' - for the 14th time since coming out

'I get to do exactly what I want to do, I get to be who I am'
No thumbnail available

Gambia President ignores calls for gay rights in Africa

Gays 'destroy our culture', says the President of Gambia in West Africa
No thumbnail available

Court delays ruling on Jamaica TV gay advert ban

A Jamaican court has reserved judgment in a suit brought against three TV stations that banned a gay advert
No thumbnail available

The 10 reasons why Mean Girls is too gay to function

One of the most fetch movies ever made is 10 years old, and we have tracked down the 10 gayest moments you might have missed
No thumbnail available

Hunky Scott Eastwood on all that attention from gay fans: 'I love it'

'I support gay marriage and the whole bit. I think everybody should be able to be with who they want to be with'
No thumbnail available

Malaysia shaves trans women’s heads and jails them in male prison

Women were rounded up by religious vice authorities in raid on a wedding
No thumbnail available
No thumbnail available

New biography claims Putin is gay

A Moscow scientist has caused outrage by claiming a rumored affair the president had with an Olympic gymnast was a ploy to hide his 'real' sexuality
No thumbnail available

South African gay couple goes public with wedding venue rejection

The owners of a South African wine estate assure they are not discriminating against a gay couple for refusing to host their wedding 
No thumbnail available

UK TV star: 'There are hundreds of gay footballers in the Premier League'

Corrie star Antony Cotton says he knows lots of gay soccer players but they don't want to come out