NBC Cancels The New Normal

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The New Normal CancelledThe body count keeps rising at NBC.

The Peacock net has cancelled Ryan Murphy’s rookie comedy The New Normal, TVLine has confirmed.

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For those keeping track at home, that brings to seven the number of shows the network has euthanized in the past 36 hours. It joins 1600 Penn, Guys With Kids, Deception, Up All Night, Whitney and Brian Williams’ Rock Center.

TVLine’s Renewal Scorecard has been updated.



Comments (116)

  • This was a cute show, but I’m not all that upset. I mean, I’d probably watch a 2nd season, but they wrapped things up nicely.

    Comment by George – May 10, 2013 05:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree completely. I’m sad to see it go, but it feels like it was complete.

      Comment by Cori – May 10, 2013 05:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This is one show that really doesn’t need a 2nd season! They wrapped up season 1 with the birth of their child. I won’t miss it. It was mildly entertaining at best.

      Comment by SteveCampsOut – May 10, 2013 08:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • NeNe was the highlight for me.
      Looks like she will be a regular feature on Glee now.

      Comment by T – May 10, 2013 08:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Unfortunately, she’s Ryan Murphy’s new obsession. She needs to spend some of her salary on acting lessons.

        Comment by The Beach – May 11, 2013 04:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Guess it wasn’t that normal after all. Sorry, gaybies!

      Comment by Molly – May 11, 2013 07:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I loved this show. Wish it hadn’t been cancelled.

      Comment by Marcia Woodbury – May 15, 2013 06:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I loved it too and wish it hadn’t been cancelled……

        Comment by Donna F – September 18, 2013 08:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Am I stupid enough to believe Bravo would be willing to pick it up? They are getting into the scripted business, after all.

    All this wait and getting my hopes up… Ugh.

    Comment by Marin Kuharić (@Prkan_708) – May 10, 2013 05:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i can actually see this happening.

      It’s so sad, we finally had a decent portrayal of a loving gay relationship on tv.

      Comment by Eli – May 10, 2013 05:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Ahem, what about modern family???

        Comment by Lachie – May 10, 2013 10:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Mitch and Cam keep fighting. all. the. time.

          Comment by Eli – May 10, 2013 10:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Yeah, Mitch and Cam are funny, but they argue like 95% of the time. Granted, Gloria and Jay, and Claire and Phil argue a lot too, but Mitch and Cam take the cake. :<

            Comment by littlescarfgirl – May 11, 2013 12:10 AM PDT  
      • Yer it was totally decent. Not at all overly stereotypical or anything…

        Comment by Daniel – May 10, 2013 10:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Ha ha ha. Not at all for sure !

          Comment by Sibella – May 11, 2013 11:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Unfortunately, Bravo doesn’t really have the resources to properly fund a comedy or drama like this one, so in that context it simply isn’t going to happen (even Logo couldn’t support a series like this, and they’ve dipped into having original comedy-dramas in the past). I liked the show well enough, and was really hoping it would get picked up, but like many others I won’t be heartbroken by its passing: it did have a good wrap-up at the end, so at least it didn’t leave anyone hanging.

      Comment by John Preis – May 11, 2013 08:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Bravo is owned by NBC/Universal. I highly doubt it.

      Comment by ~~eb (@citygirl81) – May 12, 2013 12:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So NBC cancelled every single comedy besides Parks and Community, they better hope their new comedies don’t do even worse.

    Comment by Mike – May 10, 2013 05:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Community has been officially renewed.

      Comment by Esaul – May 10, 2013 05:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They just want another ‘Friends’, which is NEVER gonna happen….

      Comment by scg10 – May 10, 2013 05:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • If they do worse than what they cancelled they backed themselves into a corner. Either keep it on and possible lose money or show repeats of something. But this is NBC so they don’t have a clue.

      Comment by Tori Melching (@lizjaxe) – May 10, 2013 05:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • What about Go On? I think that’s still up in the air but I really hope it gets renewed, I can finally look at Matthew Perry and not go “Hey that’s Chandler!” – it’s a funny show too.

      Comment by Mary – May 10, 2013 06:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It was cancelled this afternoon. Sorry.

        Comment by Steven – May 10, 2013 06:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Go On was cancelled a few hours ago.

        Comment by kavyn – May 10, 2013 06:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • TVLine announced earlier today that “Go On” was officially canceled by NBC.

        Comment by Laura – May 10, 2013 06:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Go On was also cancelled.

        Comment by anon – May 10, 2013 06:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I’m getting the feeling that Go On was cancelled.

        Comment by Andy – May 10, 2013 07:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Without The Voice TNN was consistently at .8 or lower. Can’t imagine a show doing worse than that unless it’s on CW or cable.

      Comment by Meh – May 10, 2013 06:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Maybe they should ditch the peacock and call themselves the domino network.

    Comment by lyn – May 10, 2013 05:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Did any of the new sitcoms survive this year? I’m not forgetting one, am I?

    Comment by Esaul – May 10, 2013 05:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It appears to me that NBC is going to try to do a complete overhaul come fall. After all, everything on NBC (with the exception of a few shows) completely sucks.

    Comment by zacqua10 – May 10, 2013 05:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No surprise there. I mean Go On had better ratings then this show

    Comment by David – May 10, 2013 05:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Because it was funnier..

      Comment by Mary – May 10, 2013 06:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Any chance TBS or the FX comedy network (whatever the name) will pick this up?

    Comment by Jon – May 10, 2013 05:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i am really really mad about this cancellation. i loved this show so much and i should have learned my lesson when nbc cancelled chuck last year. i am so done with the nbc network! NEVER AGAIN!

    Comment by Sarah – May 10, 2013 05:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed. I enjoyed this show very much. It was sweet. I will not, however, hold it against NBC, and NEVER AGAIN not watch this network. Sarah, I think your comment is just so much hyperbole. Ah well….at least we still have Parks & Rec and Community.

      Comment by Mel – May 11, 2013 07:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The only two shows I watch on NBC just got cancelled… New Normal and Smash. So I’m done with them. My viewing next season looks to be Once Upon A Time, Once Upon A Time In Wonderland, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Carrie Diaries, and Glee.

      Comment by Ryan – May 13, 2013 06:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I know many people did not like, but me and my husband loved it! I am truly sad. Another note is I don’t understand why NBC held off on Revolution until the Voice returned, but didn’t do the same for Go On, TNN, and Smash?

    Comment by Brian – May 10, 2013 05:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Because these shows would need to stand on their own next season any way. They were still losing more than 40% of The Voices audience. TNN got a .7 at one point. Smash was worse than that. Truth is it never should have gotten a full order and had NBC so sh^tty…it would have been pulled. Better shows were yanked with better numbers. Good riddance to bad rubbish. .

      Comment by Meh – May 10, 2013 06:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is surprising!

    Comment by Amelia – May 10, 2013 05:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I vow to not watch any new sitcom on NBC next season.

    Comment by EddieZ – May 10, 2013 05:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i loved this show im not watching any new shows from nbc they got rid of a lot of good ones lately im done.

    Comment by Rachel Cannon (@jas636) – May 10, 2013 06:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I am done with Broadcast as a whole. Except for the 4 shows I currently watch and the new MJF show only because it was already given a full season. Cable lets shows find their footing and I enjoy the shorter seasons, less filler episodes.

      Comment by Tori Melching (@lizjaxe) – May 10, 2013 06:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Not unexpected at all but a very sad news :-(

    All the actors were awesome. TNN was funny and original. Even if the season wasn’t as good as it could have been, the show had so much potential… I’m really bummed about that cancellation.

    Comment by Alex – May 10, 2013 06:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is really unfortunate. I truly enjoyed this series. Despite my sadness, I agree with others who said that the series was wrapped up nicely. I hope the first season is released on DVD and Blu-ray, where I can enjoy for years to come as a mini-series of sorts.

    Comment by Eric – May 10, 2013 06:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thank Goodness this show was not very good…..

    Comment by K. – May 10, 2013 06:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I watched 3 shows on NBC. Go On, The New Normal and The Voice (sporadically), Way to go Peacock.

    Comment by TaMara – May 10, 2013 06:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why do all the shows I like get cancelled?!?!?

    Comment by Paige – May 10, 2013 06:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I loved this show, but they had the perfect ending and I’m okay with where it was left off. Still, I wanted to see Brian and David tackle parenthood. Hope someone else picks it up.

    Comment by Lisa – May 10, 2013 06:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Smash hasn’t been cancelled yet?! I would’ve expected it would be the first one announced since it’s so complicated and expensive to produce. Maybe there’s a glimmer of hope.

    Comment by xandra – May 10, 2013 06:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Smash is a goner, it’s been posted. Great show, I’ll miss it very much.

      Comment by Vee – May 10, 2013 11:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m not so disappointed that Smash got cancelled, but more disappointed in the writers and producers of the show that wasted all the potential it had.

      Comment by elr – May 11, 2013 11:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • IM SO MAD AND SAD.
    This show was such a good representation of gay couples.
    Sigh.

    Comment by Paige – May 10, 2013 06:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • really? It made me a little embarrassed to be gay! just a dumb, unrealistic show. ok, so I hate flamers but the rest was beyond believe. sorry but hoped this one would die and I got my way
      How many gay ‘homes’ do you think might be even slightly like this? Maybe 15, countrywide? tops

      Comment by Curt – May 12, 2013 04:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Okay please dont say you hate flamers, it makes you look like a terrible person. The gay couple in this show was very realistic in regards to their personalities. These two men revealed two different types of gay men, neither one was an extreme version of “masculine” or “feminine”, but leaned closer to one side and still had moments where they expressed the other side. I related a lot to both characters. The only unrealistic part was that they were both so rich and their troubles were more personal. I had a harder time relating to this because most people arent tv producers or doctors. SO in that regard it was a tiny bit unrealistic. However, i believe the writers wanted to show their hopes of what normal should and can be like one day very soon: When my generation (20 somethings) become a little older and obtain successful careers this will be the “New Normal”,

        Comment by Trey – May 22, 2013 03:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Trey, I love your comment. As for the characters being rich and not representative of most American couples/families, it’s the same problem that many African-Americans had with the very popular Cosby Show. Perhaps when family income is not much of an issue, such sitcoms can focus more on other social issues such as homophobia, racism, sexism, ageism, etc. I thought The New Normal dealt with a wide variety of issues in a clever and compassionate manner. I too hope that this will become the “new normal” for your generation. (I’m a Baby Boomer who hasn’t lost my idealism!)

          Comment by rcn – May 22, 2013 03:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I liked it but unfortunately, it didn’t seem to do well in the ratings. I was hoping that if it got a second season, it might have been better in the ratings.

    Comment by robinepowell – May 10, 2013 06:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NBC is getting insane! They basically got rid of their whole comedy line up (apart from P&R and Community of course). I wouldn’t be surprised if they actually kinda regret it now that they canceled their other two rookie shows 30 Rock and The Office. No already established lead ins? How are they supposed to ever get enough viewers for their new shows?

    Comment by S. from E. now – May 10, 2013 06:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • NBC is going to have a big mess on their hands with comedies in the fall. They should have kept Go On and TNN if for no other reason than having backup shows when new shows fail.

      Comment by Drizz – May 10, 2013 06:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • That is a smart way, but they don’t do smart

        Comment by Sara – May 10, 2013 07:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Go On and The New Normal were ratings failures. It’s smart for NBC to cut their loses. It makes no sense to hold onto shows that’ll do even worse going forward.

    Comment by mac – May 10, 2013 06:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So basically NBC is canceling everything. The whole network is a crapshoot

    Comment by Jo – May 10, 2013 06:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I liked the show but I’m not sad which is strange. I feel like what it was was just fine and I don’t need or want any more..

    Comment by Et al. – May 10, 2013 06:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Do they have any sitcoms left?
    ….Wait do they have anything left?
    .
    Its just going to be The Voice over on NBC. 24 Hours!

    Comment by mia – May 10, 2013 06:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Lmao Exactly! NBC aka Nothing But Crap might as well change it’s name to The Voice and change its logo from the peacock to the spinning chair !

      Comment by TvjunkE – May 10, 2013 06:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Haha! That would be hilarious if they changed their logo. Might as well eh

        Comment by mia – May 10, 2013 09:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I never saw this show, so I have no opinion. It’s censored here near Salt Lake where I live, and while I meant to catch it online one day, I sort of forgot about it. But I am so, so surprised NBC has gotten rid of so many of their comedies. I cannot believe they are coming back next year with only two of their established comedies. They’re going to have a weird year next year. It’s almost going to be like they’ll have to re-establish their brand.

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – May 10, 2013 06:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow, talk about carnage at NBC today. I’m bummed – I liked “The New Normal” and now I’m wondering why I should give any NBC comedy a shot since they’re obviously not shy about cancelling them…

    Comment by Ashley – May 10, 2013 07:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • aw man!

    Comment by Catherine – May 10, 2013 07:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This sucks. I’m sure One Million Moms is going to have a celebration now and claim that it was “their hard work” that got it cancelled. A-holes.

    Comment by Jen – May 10, 2013 07:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This is what I am most annoyed about! One Million Moms will act they got it taken off the air because they complained. They will definitely take credit…dumb bitches.

      Comment by Dan – May 10, 2013 08:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Such a great show but I love how it wrapped up so not too upset about this. One season is golden.

    Comment by Ella – May 10, 2013 07:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • How did it wrap up? Did the surrogate lady have the baby? I only watched it a couple of times, and once because Matt Bomer was on it.

      Comment by JBC – May 11, 2013 07:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This fall will definitely be my “skip new shows” fall. (not specifically because of TNN) If a show makes it to season 2, I will consider and catch up after next may. NBC especially has killed off far too many good shows this year. It’s been a bloodbath all around today. Networks need to adjust their expectations. Due to so many new ways to watch shows, outdated ratings measurements, so many sources of shows with cable, Netflix, soon Amazon, etc, I doubt most new shows will ever see truly amazing numbers ever again.

    Comment by Drizz – May 10, 2013 07:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Not to mention the constant repeats and delays in airing stuff. No one knows when stuff is on, so keeping an audience is hard.
      And plus all the things you said

      Comment by mia – May 10, 2013 09:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was really hoping this one would make it through. I’m really shocked by all they cancellations today; I can’t help but think about all the people who lost their jobs today.

    Comment by Sydney – May 10, 2013 07:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • idiots.

    Comment by flutiefan – May 10, 2013 08:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Maybe they’ll bring Jay Leno back at 10 to fill in all the empty space!

    Comment by queerbec – May 10, 2013 08:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nooooooooooo!! :(

    Comment by Vetle – May 10, 2013 08:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am not surprised that The New Normal was canceled. When the ratings sank early on I prayed I would at least get to see the baby born. They couldn’t cancel it before the baby (IMO). So I can be satisfied with the ending.

    I am shocked that NBC canceled so many comedies though. They only saved two – two I have never watched. I was sure Go On would make it. I liked that show, but then again I have liked every Matthew Perry show since Friends and they still get canceled. Ugh. And I was thrilled for John Cho getting some work. I was addicted to Flashback, but it was canceled (with a climatic finale >:I ). Cho can’t be Harold forever.

    Comment by Hannah – May 10, 2013 10:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • who makes these decisions?

    Comment by JESS Kalinowsky – May 10, 2013 10:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This was a Great show, how can you just Cancel this. Once you get a Great Show it’s gone. Funny, the two men, grandmom, and that little girl made this show. The whole cast deserves a 2nd season.

      Comment by renee – October 16, 2013 05:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I actually watch very little TV but love The Voice and thoroughly enjoyed The New Normal. The writing was witty and touching, and the acting was wonderful. My only complaint was that it occasional came off as being too preachy, in a goody-goody kind of way. I will definitely miss this show.

    Comment by rcne – May 11, 2013 12:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Love your post !

      Comment by Tod Veerhein – May 11, 2013 10:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I thought the show was a bit too Gay! Oh, Can i say that? It was just SOOO Gay!
      But in, a funny way!….(no pun intended).
      Just loved Andrew Rannells(Brian), so said for us girls if he turns out to be gay in real life!

      Comment by AJBlocker – May 12, 2013 06:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The problem with TNN is that Ryan Murphy can’t write a gay relationship which doesn’t fit the old “Cage aux Follies” cliché… being gay myself, I’ve tried to enjoy Mr Murphy’s shows (I tried with Glee as well) but in the end I just can’t relate at all, and isn’t about me pretending to be “too butch for that” (after all I like watching RuPaul’s Drag Race!) but because the couple is too glossy and plastic… and then the show wasn’t really funny, very often falls into the preachy field (like “look, we are this very important gay show sending big-important gay messages to the poor ignorant masses”), the jokes are dated, based on pushing the stereotype to it’s limit, becoming annoying and forced after a while and even the “cute” bits end looking fake… why can’t Ryan Murphy try to get outside his shell (his luxurius golden birdcage in LA) to offer a more realistic and diverse portrayal of gay lifestyle? or maybe he’s just like some mediocre fanfiction writers who can’t stop Mary Suing themselves in everything…

    Comment by leo – May 11, 2013 01:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • exactly! finally, a voice of reason

      Comment by Daren – May 11, 2013 07:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • just curious leo what would have been a more realistic diverse portrayal of the gay lifestyle. I thought they did a really good job in portraying a couple wanting to have a baby.

      Comment by david – June 17, 2013 05:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I remember the days when networks took a chance with TV shows. Cheers was in 74th place their first year (there were 77 shows that year, 1982.)

    Comment by BookerguyTBAy – May 11, 2013 08:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really enjoyed The New Normal and will be sad to see it end. The only good part is that it did have a terrific send-off and ended at what seemed to be a correct point. I thought that the acting was quite good and, despite the preachiness, looked forward to it.

    Since TNN was the only show which I watched on NBC, I can’t comment on any of the other cancellations. Pretty amazing how there is nothing else on this entire network that I watch. They need to take some lessons from CBS and ABC as to how to produce some decent dramas.

    Comment by Columbus – May 11, 2013 08:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • To bad, it was the only show I watched on NBC. Use to watch the Today Show til they got rid of Ann Curry. Well, at least I don”t have to worry about changing channels now to NBC. They don’t have anythng I’m interested in watching.

    Comment by LL – May 11, 2013 09:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What needs to be canceled are all the , cheap to make; crap bag shows like Survivor, The Voice ,Dancing with the Stars and every vampire show or the ones were pre-pubescents all act mean to each other. ALL JUNK

    Comment by Tod Veerhein – May 11, 2013 10:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • someone needs to cut a few of these NBC executives before they destroy the network and its national respect. Oh wait! Too Late!! Stupid Ideas lead to stupid decisions. That about explains NBC! All these shows in my mind did not look like they were going to go past season 1 but that’s not to say a good show shouldn’t. At NBC they don’t think past the pilot episode. But on the bright side, now they can come up with another version of Law & Order! Why not!?

    Comment by Ejrin Hodzic – May 11, 2013 12:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The New Normal was my favorite new show, and the only new show I watched week after week. I love it. I like that the characters have their own quirky personalities and their relationships aren’t perfect, but they end up working things out. I usually don’t like and don’t watch 1/2 hour comedy shows at all and I don’t watch any of them except this one, and it really made me laugh and cry. I’m so sorry to see this one go.

    Comment by Ken – May 11, 2013 01:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So, is NBC canceling all of these shows so they can put Jay Leno in front of Jimmy Fallon at 10 PM? That’s the only thing that makes sense. Where’s Must See TV when you need it?

    Comment by spikespeigel (@spikespeigel) – May 11, 2013 02:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think I won’t be starting to watch any new shows on NBC next season – because I’ll get too attached and NBC will cancel.

    Comment by mictori – May 11, 2013 07:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t believe this! WHY?!

    Comment by Norwegian-Girl – May 12, 2013 10:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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