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The New Normal Yanked From NBC's Utah Affiliate Lineup

THE NEW NORMAL -- "Pilot" -- Pictured: (l-r) Andrew Rannells as Bryan; Justin Bartha as David -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

NBC’s Utah affiliate KSL-TV is sticking with its old normal this fall and refusing to air Ryan Murphy’s new gay-dads-and-their-surrogate comedy The New Normal.

“From time to time we may struggle with content that crosses the line in one area or another,” Jeff Simpson, CEO of KSL’s parent company, Bonneville International, told the Salt Lake Tribune. “The dialogue …READ MORE

Modern Family Exclusive: Ellen Barkin to Play Phil's New [Spoiler Alert]!

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27:  Actress Ellen Barkin arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar party hosted by Graydon Carter held at Sunset Tower on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Ellen Barkin

If Ellen Barkin’s Modern Family character is as incendiary as the actress’ Twitter feed then Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell) may want to consider changing professions.

Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that the Emmy- and Tony-winning tigress is joining ABC’s monster hit in the potentially recurring role of Vera, a very tough, legendary …READ MORE