NBC on Friday announced that The New Normal would not return for a second season.

The New Normal featured a gay couple (played by Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha) trying to start a family and the surrogate mother (Georgia King) who comes to their aid.

The half-hour sitcom was partially based on creator Ryan Murphy's real life experience creating a family with his partner David.

NBC ordered a full season in October despite early protests from Christian conservative groups. The controversy heated up when a Utah-based NBC affiliate owned by the Mormon Church refused to broadcast the show, saying it was “inappropriate on several dimensions, especially during family viewing time.”

Murphy, whose credits also include Glee, American Horror Story and Nip/Tuck, is busy readying a film adaptation of The Normal Heart, Larry Kramer's Tony-winning AIDS play. Production is slated to begin in New York City later this year for a 2014 debut on HBO.

The New Normal ended its freshman season with its main characters tying the knot and becoming parents.