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NBC cancels gay comedy series The New Normal after one season

NBC cancels gay comedy series The New Normal after one season

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.

The show about a blended family created by a gay couple and the surrogate mother having their baby initially survived 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.

It starred Andrew Rannells of Broadway’s The Book of Mormon and Justin Bartha who starred in the movie franchises The Hangover and its sequel and National Treasure and its sequel.

The surrogate mother was played by Georgia King and the cast also included Ellen Barkin, Bebe Wood, Jayson Blair and NeNe Leakes.

Rannells tweeted to fans Friday: ‘Thank you so much for all the love and support! I had a blast and I am so proud of our work.’