NBC Negotiating to Get ‘The New Normal’ on the Air in Salt Lake City

Aug 28, 2012  •  Post A Comment

NBC is in talks with independent Utah station KUCW-TV to add "The New Normal," after NBC affiliate KSL-TV refused to air the comedy because of its content, reports Bill Carter in The New York Times.

As previously reported, the Mormon-owned KSL said the program was inappropriate for its audience. The show, from Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler, is about a gay couple raising a child.

Following KSL-TV’s decision, NBC said in a statement, “’The New Normal’ is a contemporary look at how families are defined today, portrayed through a comedic prism. We are confident that the show will find another home in the Salt Lake City market."

As of Monday afternoon, NBC hadn’t yet solidified a deal to find a new Salt Lake City home for the show, Carter writes.

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