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NBC insiders have long pointed out that the station is in a unique situation because its parent company, Bonneville, is owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But like “Playboy Club,” “New Normal” likely will be aired on a different station.

In the meantime, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Discrimination joined the fray Saturday. “Same-sex families are a beloved part of American television thanks to shows like ‘Modern Family,’ ‘Glee’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ” said President Herndon Graddick in a statement. “While audiences, critics and advertisers have all supported lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender stories, KSL is demonstrating how deeply out of touch it is with the rest of the country.”

Earlier this year, the conservative group that dubs itself One Million Moms called for a boycott of the comedy, which stars Justin Bartha and Ellen Barkin. Mr. Murphy had this to say at this summer’s Television Critics Tour: “Every person and group has a right to protest something. I find it to be interesting that they would take a position before they’ve seen it. I think if they watch the show, I actually think they would love it. For the first time, they will be represented! Ellen Barkin’s character is a member of the Million Moms! She will protest people and events, and I think it will be great fodder for Brian and David’s characters to talk about. In many ways, this show is about tolerance and the discussion of the tolerance, and it’s delivered with sensitivity with a certain amount of veracity.”

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