Utah’s KSL Station Bans ‘The New Normal’ From Fall Lineup

Utah's KSL Station Bans 'The New Normal' From Fall Lineup

“The New Normal” is set to air on NBC when it makes its debut on the network on September 11, 2012 at 8:30PM. Unfortunately for those in Utah’s KSL viewing area, they will not be able to view the show. The television station has banned the show from their fall lineup. And why would that be?!?

Apparently it’s because the show centers around two gay men who have a baby together via surrogate. Are you clutching your pearls yet? That’s it. Do they think that airing shows about gay people will turn their children gay? We have it on good authority that it’s not the way that works.

CEO of KSL’s parent company, Bonneville International, Jeff Simpson said, “From time to time we may struggle with content that crosses the line in one area or another. The dialogue might be excessively rude and crude. The scenes may be too explicit or the characterizations might seem offensive.”

NBC issued an official statement on the matter saying that the show “is a contemporary look at how families are defined today, portrayed through a comedic prism. We are confident that the show will find another home in the Salt Lake City market.”

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