Utah NBC affiliate owned by Mormon church won’t air ‘The New Normal,’ show featuring gay couple

A Mormon church-owned NBC affiliate in Utah won’t air an upcoming sitcom about a gay couple that invites a surrogate mother into their home as they try to have a baby because the station deems the content inappropriate for its audience. “The New Normal” is set to debut Sept. 11 on NBC.

“For our brand, this program simply feels inappropriate on several dimensions, especially during family viewing time,” Jeff Simpson, CEO of KSL’s parent company, Bonneville International, which is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said in a statement.

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