The New Normal

Ellen Barkin Blasts Mormon NBC Station for New Normal Ban

Ryan Murphy’s new NBC sitcom “The New Normal” drew a not-so-surprising review from a Salt Lake City, Utah television station owned by the Mormon Church. Not on our airwaves, the station said. What would Mitt Romney say? Jeff Simpson, who heads Bonneville International, the parent company of NBC affiliate station KSL-TV, told reporters the station will pass on the show, which is set to air Tuesdays at 8:30pm, during family viewing hours....

Ryan Murphy 'New Normal' Rips Off 'Modern Family' (watch!)

Ryan Murphy’s new comedy “The New Normal” got it’s first airing during NBC’s Olympic coverage and it doesn’t seem so new. It seems more like a knock off of ABC’s “Modern Family.” But when you can’t create, you duplicate. “Modern Family” revolves around the life of Jay Prichett (Ed O’Neill) and his children, Claire (Julie Bowen) and gay Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson). Enter “The New Normal.” The show is about, you got it, a gay couple David (Justin Bartha) and Bryan (Andrew Rannells)....