NBC on Tuesday picked up The New
Normal for a full season, even as conservatives continue to decry
the gay parenting sitcom.
The comedy from Glee creator
Ryan Murphy features couple David and Bryan (played by Justin Bartha
and Andrew Rannells, respectively) as they pursue a family with
surrogate Goldie (Georgia King), who has traveled from small town
Ohio to California to escape the clutches of her overbearing and
homophobic grandmother Jane (Ellen Barkin) and begin a new life with
“Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler have
created a truly unique family in The New Normal that is
reflective of the changing dynamics of the world we live in,” NBC
entertainment President Jennifer Salke said in a statement.
One Million Moms, the organization
which made national headlines earlier this year when it called on
JCPenney to fire comedian Ellen DeGeneres as the department store's
spokesperson because she's openly gay, first targeted the sitcom in
July, calling on advertisers to avoid the show.
“This program is harmful to our
society and damaging to our culture,” One
Million Moms said in a blog post this week calling on members to
email the show's sponsors asking them to pull their ads.