The NBC sitcom, co-created by Ryan Murphy’s and Ali Adler drew a not-so-surprising review from Salt Lake City, Utah NBC affiliate KSL-TV. Not on our airwaves, the Mormon Church-owned station said.
Jeff Simpson, who heads Bonneville International, the parent company of NBC affiliate, told local reporters the station will pass on the show, because of “rude and crude” dialogue and scenes that “may be too explicit” or “might seem offensive.” It’s slated to air Tuesdays at 8:30pm, during family-viewing hours.
Stars Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha play a gay couple who hire a surrogate to have a baby for them. Barkin plays the surrogate’s potty-talking mother.
The actress gave the station a taste of her character’s political incorrectness in a Twitter blast after learning about the ban. “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? What will play in @NBCTheNewNormal spot? A dude reading from the bible?”
The station routinely censors network shows. It doesn’t carry NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,’ and refused to air “The Playboy Club” because of “objectionable” material, according to deadline.com
Salt Lake City residents won’t face a total blackout, however. Local station KUCW-TV will air the show on the weekends. It also airs SNL.
Likely GOP candidate Romney is Mormon, but says the religion won’t factor into his administration, except the part about legalizing multiple wives, maybe?
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