We’re totally stoked for Ryan Murphy’s upcoming NBC comedy, The New Normal, which sees a pair of expectant gay dads trying to get along with the surrogate carrying their baby.
But One Million Moms, the inaptly named right-wing group that threw a fit over JC Penney and Macy’s pro-gay initiatives, has the show in its sites.
“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. OMM is prepared to contact any and all sponsors of this program if it is aired.” the group said in a statement. “Millions of Americans strongly believe that marriage should be between one man and one woman. NBC’s The New Normal is attempting to desensitize America and our children. It is the opposite of how families are designed and created.”
The group claimed its threats work, citing its stance against NBC’s The Playboy Club as having scared off advertisers and got the network to yank it off the air. Right, the abysmal rating and critical drubbings had nothing to do with it.
Can we get OMM alone in a room with New Normal co-stars Ellen Barkin and NeNe Leakes? We feel confident these ladies could set them straight (as it were).
The New Normal debuts Tuesday, September 11, at 9:30pm on NBC.