Despite protest, NBC picks up 'New Normal' for full season

Wed. October 3, 2012 12:54 PM by

Los Angeles, CA - NBC on Tuesday picked up The New Normal for a full season, even as conservatives continue to decry the gay parenting sitcom.

The comedy from Glee creator Ryan Murphy features couple David and Bryan (played by Justin Bartha and Andrew Rannells, respectively) as they pursue a family with surrogate Goldie (Georgia King), who has traveled from small town Ohio to California to escape the clutches of her overbearing and homophobic grandmother Jane (Ellen Barkin) and begin a new life with her daughter.

"Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler have created a truly unique family in The New Normal that is reflective of the changing dynamics of the world we live in," NBC entertainment President Jennifer Salke said in a statement.

One Million Moms, the organization which made national headlines earlier this year when it called on JCPenney to fire comedian Ellen DeGeneres as the department store's spokesperson because she's openly gay, first targeted the sitcom in July, calling on advertisers to avoid the show.

"This program is harmful to our society and damaging to our culture," One Million Moms said in a blog post this week calling on members to email the show's sponsors asking them to pull their ads.

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