NBC will premiere its much anticipated
gay dads comedy The New Normal on Monday.
In the show, David (played by Justin
Bartha, The Hangover) and Bryan (Andrew Rannells, Broadway's
Book of Mormon) begin their quest to start a family as Goldie
(Georgia King) and her daughter escape the clutches of her
overbearing and homophobic grandmother (Ellen Barkin) from small town,
Ohio to Los Angeles.
down-on-her-luck single mom arrives just in time to help the couple
fulfill their dream.
sitcom from Glee
creator Ryan Murphy has created controversy. The Christian
conservative group One
Million Moms called for an ad boycott of the show, saying it
promotes “moral decay in public airways.” Citing crude dialogue
and offensive characterizations, Salt Lake City-based KSL-TV
announced it would keep
the comedy off its fall schedule. The station insisted that its
decision “was not made because of any single issue including gay
characters and LGBT families.”
will premiere The New Normal
pilot on Monday at 10PM; a second episode will air in its regular
time slot: Tuesday at 9:30PM.