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The New Normal

'American Horror Story' Creator Wants To Define 'The New Normal'

Maureen Ryan | Posted 09.10.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

Unsurprisingly, a laundry list of stereotypes are deployed and "abnormals" are mocked throughout "The New Normal's" first episode; it's like a season of "Glee" in concentrated form.

Which New TV Show About Parents Is Right For You?

The Huffington Post | Lori Fradkin | Posted 09.10.2012 | Parents

There are already plenty of shows about parents and family on television -- "Up All Night," "Parenthood," "Modern Family," "Raising Hope." But in case...

Is Ryan Murphy an Activist? - The New Normal Review

Taylor Cole Miller | Posted 11.06.2012 | TV
Taylor Cole Miller

At the end of the day, The New Normal is a good-intentioned albeit problematic show that should change its tagline to read: "If a straight family can have a Honey Boo Boo why can't we too?"

PFLAG Takes On One Million Moms

Liz Owen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Liz Owen

Here's our message to OMM: There is a new normal. Look around. Our families, these families, your families are here. They exist. And calling for a boycott of a show that works to expand horizons doesn't make these families nonexistent; it just makes all of us work harder to be heard.

Fall TV 2012: 10 Shows You Can't Miss

Denette Wilford | Posted 11.04.2012 | TV
Denette Wilford

While I've been a TV critic for a few years now and I have watched just about every show at least once, my taste in TV hasn't changed. I'm still an avid viewer, loyal to the major networks. So if you're like me, just an average person who loves TV, then you might want to check out what shows you cannot miss this fall.

Know Thine Enemy: The Worst Anti-LGBT Moments Of The Week August

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Every weekend we bring you a round up of either the best LGBT moments from the week before -- our "Something To Celebrate" series -- or, as you'll see...

GLAAD Will Make Sure Utah Residents Get To See 'The New Normal'

Posted 08.31.2012 | TV

GLAAD may be making some progress toward tolerance in Utah, but the organization is having a hard time cracking conservative TV station KSL. GLAAD...

A 'Lost' Reunion On 'Once Upon A Time'

Posted 08.30.2012 | TV

Another fan-favorite "Lost" alum is heading to "Once Upon A Time." Jorge Garcia, who played Hurley on the cult ABC drama, will join "Once" for one epi...

'New Normal' Star Says Gays Couples Are More Fit Than Teen Parents

Posted 08.29.2012 | TV

As Ryan Murphy's series "The New Normal" continues to face controversy, Ellen Barkin is arguing that anti-gay organizations should examine their defin...

Watch NBC'S Controversial Series 'The New Normal' Online

Posted 08.29.2012 | TV

"The New Normal," one of the most controversial new shows of the year, has been released online before its premiere. Already the target of a boyco...

Andrew Rannells Speaks Out On 'New Normal' Backlash

Posted 08.28.2012 | TV

For a show that hasn't premiered yet, NBC's "The New Normal" has seen its fair share of backlash. From a Utah NBC affiliate refusing to air the sh...

'The New Normal' Represents 'The Moral Decay' Of TV, Says Notorious Anti-Gay Group

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"The New Normal" doesn't make its official NBC premiere for another two weeks, yet advance criticism of the show's gay plotlines and characters contin...

Miley's New TV Gig

Posted 08.27.2012 | TV

Miley Cyrus is headed to "Two And A Half Men." The singer/actress has landed a two-episode arc on the CBS series as Missi, a girl Jake (Angus T. Jo...

'New Normal' Star Fires Back: 'Rape & Murder On "SVU" Is OK?'

Posted 08.27.2012 | TV

"The New Normal" star Ellen Barkin took to Twitter to express her outrage over a Utah NBC affiliate refusing to air the new series about a gay couple ...

Watching TV, Old School

Denette Wilford | Posted 10.27.2012 | TV
Denette Wilford

I miss the good ol' days when the converter box was on top of our tube television, our remote was as simple as a calculator, and our separate rewinder sat beside said Beta (then eventually, our VHS) to save the players' power. As much as I love my PVR and TV technology, I don't know if I'll ever be fully "down" with online TV.

Gay Sitcom Cut From Utah Station

The Huffington Post | Kiki Von Glinow | Posted 08.26.2012 | TV

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...

Maggie Furlong

Fall TV 2012: 13 Fresh Faces To Watch This TV Season | Maggie Furlong | Posted 08.23.2012 | TV

Fall TV is coming, and there are plenty of fresh faces to get excited about seeing each week. From superheroes like "Arrow" star Stephen Amell to ...

TV Critics Sound Off: The Best New Comedy Is...

The Huffington Post | Maggie Furlong | Posted 08.21.2012 | TV

What's the best new comedy of the 2012-2013 TV season? Sadly, it's slim pickings this year -- there are a few diamonds in the rough, but there's a who...

Maggie Furlong

'New Normal' Showrunner: 'This Is Not A Show About Gay People' | Maggie Furlong | Posted 08.16.2012 | TV

There are a lot of personalities that make up NBC's new comedy "The New Normal" (premieres Tues., Sept. 11, 9:30 p.m. ET on NBC). Bryan (Andrew Ran...

Paul Ryan's Plan and the Next 'New Normal'

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Paul Ryan may be too hasty in dismissing the extent to which the new normal is becoming embedded in our economy and, with each passing week, transitioning from a short-term exception into an even more painful multi-year reality.

Watch Extended Preview Of NBC's 'The New Normal'

Posted 08.11.2012 | TV

NBC has been making the most of its sizable Olympics audience by previewing some of its most buzzed-about new series during the London 2012 coverage. ...

Want A Sneak Peek Of 'The New Normal'? | Posted 10.10.2012 | TV

Why should Matthew Perry have all the fun? NBC is going to show an extended preview of Ryan Murphy's upcoming comedy series "The New Normal" during...

The REAL Currency You Should Spend Before You Die

Martha Nelson | Posted 09.29.2012 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

We all have a rich currency of authenticity that is found in our energy, heart, soul and spirit. When you get to the point that your life ahead is more important than the life you've already had, then it may be time to spend your currency to go where you want to be.

Maggie Furlong

'The New Normal' Creators Respond To Boycotters | Maggie Furlong | Posted 07.25.2012 | TV

"The New Normal," NBC's new fall comedy from Ryan Murphy, already has one-up on the competition: They've had the distinct honor of being the first new...

What's Next For 'Smash' And 'The Voice'?

Posted 07.24.2012 | TV

NBC executives talked about the state of the network at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, and they addressed the futures of "Comm...