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May 13, 2013

NBC 'should be applauded for putting us on the air in the first place'

Justin Bartha admits he's not surprised that NBC canceled The New Normal, the ratings-challenged comedy in which he starred.

But that doesn't mean it doesn't hurt.

May 11, 2013

Show focused on gay couple having a baby with surrogate mother

NBC on Friday (10 May) cancelled its gay-themed comedy The New Normal after one season.

Ratings never really took off for the Ryan Murphy-produced show which sometimes had storylines that reflected real life with marriage equality currently a front-burner issue in the US.

March 25, 2013

Justin Bartha's character's membership revoked for 'homosexual conduct'

The New Normal, the NBC comedy about a gay couple starting a family, is airing an episode this week (26 March) that focuses on the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay members and leaders.

The episode has the character of David, a gay physician  played by Justin Bartha, volunteering to help out a friend by chaperoning an overnight scouts camping trip.

He agrees to participate despite the concern his TV executive hubby Bryan (Andrew Rannells) who is concerned about the BSA's anti-gay ban.

February 11, 2013

'I say live your own life however you want to live it, I say love who you want'

Stars like Darren Criss, Andrew Rannells and the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills got all the red carpet attention Saturday (9 February) at the Family Equality Council's awards dinner in Los Angeles as honoree Chris Kluwe slipped by virtually unnoticed.

But by the end of evening, everyone was talking about NFL player Kluwe whose visibility as an LGBT activist grew exponentially last September when he blasted Maryland Assembly Delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr. in a withering, profanity-laced letter.

December 26, 2012

Television guru also produces The New Normal and American Horror Story

The premise of the NBC comedy The New Normal is a gay couple played by Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha) planning to welcome their first child into the world.

On Christmas Day (25 December), the show's co-creator Ryan Murphy and his husband David Miller beat the fictional couple to the delivery room when they became the parents of a son.

The couple sent the birth announcement out to friends via email, according to E!Online.

October 3, 2012

Network says show 'reflective of changing dynamics of the world we live in'

NBC has ordered a full season of its gay-themed comedy The New Normal which has managed to succeed despite protests from the anti-gay group One Million Moms and the refusal of a network affiliate in Salt Lake City to even air the show.

September 4, 2012

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.

August 29, 2012

Comedy about gay couple starting family has been banned by Salt Lake City station

NBC's new sitcom The New Normal doesn't premiere until Sept. 11 but the network is already giving viewers a chance to see the first episode online.

The show about a gay couple starting a family has already been banned by NBC Utah affiliate KSL-TV and protested by anti-gay group One Million Moms.

August 29, 2012

Comedy about gay couple starting family has been banned by Salt Lake City station

NBC's new sitcom The New Normal doesn't premiere until Sept. 11 but the network is already giving viewers a chance to see the first episode online.

The show about a gay couple starting a family has already been banned by NBC Utah affiliate KSL-TV and protested by anti-gay group One Million Moms.

August 29, 2012

Actor Andrew Rannells has blasted anti-gay groups such as One Million Moms who are boycotting the series

Actor Andrew Rannells has shared his frustration at the backlash The New Normal has received, despite the show not even being aired yet.

NBC affiliate KSL-TV has refused to air the show because its subject matter infringes on Mormon beliefs, and infamous anti-gay organization One Million Moms has boycotted the series.

August 3, 2012

'All I care about is working on something of quality'

Justin Bartha came to fame starring with Nicholas Cage in the hit comedy National Treasure and its sequel then had another major success as one of the stars of The Hangover franchise.

In between, he starred with Matthew McConaughey in the hit comedy Failure to Launch as well as Trust the Man and The Rebound. He also had a major role in the notorious box office bomb Gigli which starred then-couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez.

August 3, 2012

'All I care about is working on something of quality'

Justin Bartha came to fame starring with Nicholas Cage in the hit comedy National Treasure and its sequel then had another major success as one of the stars of The Hangover franchise.

In between, he starred with Matthew McConaughey in the hit comedy Failure to Launch as well as Trust the Man and The Rebound. He also had a major role in the notorious box office bomb Gigli which starred then-couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez.

August 1, 2012

Steve Levitan: 'The minute it becomes our agenda, it loses some of what makes it perhaps special'

It was in the first episode of Modern Family in 2009 that gay couple Cam and Mitch introduced their adopted baby, Lily, to the world.

Since then, the couple - played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet - has been an integral part of the comedy's Emmy-winning formula.

Other US networks have taken notice.

This fall, Justin Bartha and Andrew Rannells star as a gay couple having a baby with the help of a surrogate mother in the NBC comedy The New Normal. And over at CBS, Michael Urie and Brandon Routh play a couple in the sitcom Partners.

February 23, 2012

Brandon Routh cast as Michael Urie's boyfriend in Partners

Brandon Routh was once the Man of Steel as the star of 2006's Superman Returns.

Now he'll be playing Michael Urie's man in Partners, a comedy pilot for CBS from the makers of Will & Grace.

Routh made only one Superman film then went on to make a string of independent movies and most recently had a recurring role on the NBC comedy Chuck.

Partners focuses on a pair of architects - one gay and one straight - who are lifelong friends and business partners.