So I tuned in last night to a preview of the new NBC sitcom, “The New Normal,” which officially debuts tonight. I wanted to see why USA Today TV critic Robert Bianco was so giddy about the show that he gave it not one, but two fawning reviews in the space of four days.
Well it’s not because “The New Normal” is destined to go down in TV history as one of the all time greatest sitcoms, alongside, say, “Seinfeld” or “M.A.S.H” or “All in the Family” or “The Honeymooners.”
No, the only reason it is generating favorable buzz is because of Bianco and other “progressive,” agenda-driven TV critics who hope the gay-themed show furthers the mainstreaming of homosexuality.
“The New Normal’s” main characters are two gay men who want to have a baby, who hire a single mom (who already has a daughter of her own) to be their surrogate. The gays, the surrogate, the daughter are all so sweet. The show’s baddy is the surrogate’s “outspoken, bigoted mom,” as Bianco describes her, played by actress Ellen Barkin.
At least one NBC affiliate – KSL-TV in Salt Lake City – didn’t think “The New Normal” appropriate for its audience. It was something about two men lying in bed, kissing, and whispering sweet nothings to each other.
Of course, Bianco and other TV critics, along with gay “rights” groups accused the station of homophobia.
But the same station previously decided that it wouldn’t air the NBC’s “The Playboy Club.” Yet neither Bianco or his fellow TV critics accused the station’s management of being bunnyphobic.
NBC learned last year that the mass of Americans really didn’t want to see a show on primetime network television that was, in the words of the conservative Parents Television Council, “so inherently linked to a pornographic brand that denigrates and sexualizes women.”
Indeed, the “The Playboy Club” premiered to low ratings, which steadily declined over its next three episodes before NBC finally pulled the plug.
“The New Normal” probably won’t suffer as quick an exit as “The Playboy Club” because of all the hype the show has gotten from Bianco and other TV critics who are determined that “The New Normal” will be the homosexual version of “The Cosby Show.”
But while any and every family with traditional values could identify with “the Cosby Show,” only a small percentage can identify with “The New Normal’s” gay couple who want to bring an innocent child into their ungodly lives.
That may be “normal” at 30 Rock, where NBC execs green-lighted the gay-themed sitcom. But it’s still decidedly abnormal to most Americans.