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