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