NBC’s Salt Lake City Affiliate Won’t Air The New Normal

THE NEW NORMAL -- Season: Pilot -- Pictured: (l-r) Ellen Barkin as Jane, Andrew Rannells as Bryan, Georgia King as Goldie, Bebe Wood as Shania, Justin Bartha as David -- (Photo by: Robert Trachtenberg/NBC)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Ellen Barkin attends a screening of “Another Happy Day” at Sunshine Landmark on November 14, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images) Photo: NBC/2012 NBCUniversal Media, LLC

After being targeted by the boycott-happy One Million Moms group, NBC’s newest gay-friendly show now faces blackout in Utah. KSL-TV, the Peacock’s Salt Lake City affiliate (which just happens to be owned by the Mormon church), has decided against airing The New Normal, calling it “inappropriate on several dimensions, especially during family viewing time.” As Variety points out, KSL has a history of passing on NBC series, including The Playboy Club, Coupling, and The Book of Daniel, but at least one New Normal star, Ellen Barkin, called them out on what what seems to be a case of prejudice. On Twitter, late last night, she blasted the station: “Shame on u @kslcom not airing @NBCTheNewNormal So L&O SVU (rape & child murder) is ok? But loving gay couple having a baby is inappropriate?”

NBC’s Salt Lake City Station Won’t Air Normal