Mormon-owned Tv Station Rejects Nbc's The New Normal

Ellen Barkin, who costars in the upcoming NBC series The New Normal about a gay couple who adopt a baby (she plays the surrogate's mother), ignited a firestorm on Twitter over the weekend when she expressed her outrage over Utah affiliate KSL's decision not to air the series. In her first tweet, she commented "Shame on u @kslcom." In a follow up she noted that the station accepted shows like Law & Order SVU , which has aired episodes about rape and "child murder," then added. "But loving gay couple having a baby is inappropriate?" KSL, the only television station owned by Bonneville Broadcasting, which in turn is owned by the Mormon Church, had said that after viewing the pilot of The New Normal, "we have made the decision to keep it off our fall schedule." It called the show "inappropriate on several dimensions, especially during family viewing time." Last season the station refused to carry The Playboy Club. The New Normal has also drawn fire from the group One Million Moms, which mounted a campaign against JCPenny after the department store chain hired Ellen DeGeneres as a spokesperson.

27/08/2012


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