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5/14/13 at 02:30 PM 7 Comments

NBC Canceled Show Displaying Gay Marriage as 'The New Normal'

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Actor Justin Bartha

NBC has cancelled The New Normal a show about a homosexual couple in the process of adopting a baby, according to numerous news accounts. The show's last episode aired last Friday.

Before the show was canceled, conservative group One Million Moms protested it saying, "The program has constantly ridiculed anyone who believes differently than its makers do and even mocks conservative values."

The group called for members to urge sponsors not to financially support the show.

The Hollywood Reporter reported that the controversial show, and others in NBC's Tuesday night line up, tanked because low viewership, not a lack of sponsors.

Justin Bartha, who played "David" one half of the LA gay couple The New Normal revolves around, told the Huffington Post, "It's kind of bittersweet... Well, I wouldn't call it bittersweet, but I have mixed feelings because I do think that I wasn't necessarily expecting it to get picked up, but I do think that we accomplished quite a bit in one season."

The show took on the Boy Scouts of America, politically incorrect Christian conservative character Nana Jane Forrester and California's marriage amendment in the final episode. Yes, that's right, the show ended with characters David and Bryan's wedding; a fictional Catholic priest married them on the beach.

Smash, Partners, 1600 Penn, Go On, The Office, Happy Endings, Don’t Trust the B___ in Apartment 23, 90210, Emily Owens, M.D., The L.A. Complex, and Southland -- shows that also have gay characters were canceled from various television networks this season, according to Slate Magazine.

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