An NBC Utah affiliate has yanked Ryan Murphy's forthcoming sitcom, "The New Normal," from its fall lineup, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.
The station, KSL, which is owned by the Latter-day Saints church, refuses to air the show about two gay men who go through the highs and lows of parenting their new baby.
"The dialogue might be excessively rude and crude," CEO of KSL's parent company, Bonneville International, Jeff Simpson tells the Tribune. "The scenes may be too explicit or the characterizations might seem offensive."
This isn't the first time an NBC show has been booted from the network's lineup because of "content that crosses the line." Just last year, "The Playboy Club" was rejected from a KSL time slot because the show's morality meter was "inconsistent" with the network's brand -- the show was eventually canceled in its entirety in October.
"Our intent is not to tell people what they can and cannot watch, but rather to share programming with our audience in accordance with our mission," KSL’s programming director Michelle Torsak said in regards to "The Playboy Club."
Although KSL's decision to nix the show may not come as a shock to those who know the station's history of turning down "controversial" content, "The New Normal" creator, Murphy, did not see it coming.
"It’s 2012. I don’t think this [show] is anything so outrageous," Murphy said after One Million Moms, a conservative TV watchdog group, organized a boycott of "The New Normal."
NBC is using public airwaves to continue to subject families to the decay of morals and values, and the sanctity of marriage in attempting to redefine marriage," One Million Moms' website declares. "These things are harmful to our society, and this program is damaging to our culture."
According to at least two groups, the "Glee" creator may need to think again.
Click over to The Salt Lake Tribune for more details.
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