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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.

December 27, 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.

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 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.

July 24, 2012

Anti-gay group calling on NBC to not air sitcom about gay couple having family

Glee creator Ryan Murphy said Tuesday (24 July) that he was not surprised that the anti-gay group One Million Moms is already protesting his upcoming NBC sitcom The New Normal.

But he thinks the subgroup of the American Family Association might like what they see if they check out the show about a blended family created by a gay couple and the surrogate mother having their baby.

July 20, 2012

Sitcom about gay couple having baby via surrogate will premiere this fall

One Million Moms, the anti-gay group that has protested Ellen DeGeneres, gay characters in comic books, rainbow Oreas, and various retail chains for gay-themed advertising, now has NBC in its sights.

The subgroup of the American Family Association is asking NBC to drop its plans to air the sitcom The New Normal this fall. The show  is about a blended family created by a gay couple and the surrogate mother having their baby.

June 12, 2012

Chaz Bono, Molly Ringwald, Betty DeGeneres, NeNe Leakes aming the celebrities who take part

Her daughter is one of the most famous lesbians in the world and on Sunday, Betty DeGeneres wanted the world to know what she is one proud parent.

Ellen's 81-year-old mother led the march of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) along West Hollywood's Santa Monica Boulevard on the warm afternoon.

May 30, 2012

Says Broadway and television star: 'I am gay in real life ... I wasn’t closeted for any amount of time'

Andrew Rannells plays a gay man on HBO's Girls and on the upcoming NBC comedy The New Normal.

He is now also making it clear that he is gay off-screen as well.

The actor, who was nominated for a Tony Award for his lead role in the smash Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, mentioned his sexuality while discussing his role on Girls. He plays Elijah, the smug smug, fresh-out-of-the-closet ex-boyfriend of one of the show's main characters.