Ok so before you scroll down and see which of your new favorite shows have been canceled by the old grey studios execs in Hollywood, I want you to shed a tear for a new comedy that changed my life. I never thought a crazy show would come in and make me rethink my whole entire life but it happened. It made me see that I could have a normal life, or a New Normal Life that is. When “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy’s first episode of his show “THE NEW NORMAL” premiered I was not totally won over right away, the first scene was very emotional and deep and kinda threw me, but as soon as the end credits rolled I felt part of something for the first time in my gay relationship. I felt part of a new group of people that aren’t necessarily gay, but at least open minded and excepting of new lifestyles. I had hope that a show like “The New Normal” could help change the the views of those ignorant and just plain mean people I see daily.
I am not only sad for “The New Normal”, there were other shows with great potential, like “Living with Your Parents”. I cannot believe that “Whitney” is cancelled too. It seems TV producers are cutting heads!
OMG: PLEASE cancel How I Met Your Mother! I do not care about the mother anymore! Seriously “The New Normal” could have made it 5 seasons, argh! How I Met Your Mother Season 9 REALLY! Season 9! 9! 9! 9! AAAAAGGGHHH (PS: I LOVED season 1 – 5)
Good news: 2 Broke Girls has been renewed (Shoe!), and I cannot wait for “SUITS” and Criminal Minds! Bones will stay, as will Family Guy, The Simpsons, Parks & Recreation and yes LAW AND freakin ORDER is still showing (boring!)
MORE comments after the death list:
|666 Park Avenue||ABC||Cancelled|
|Body Of Proof||ABC||Cancelled|
|Don’t Trust The B—- in Apartment 23||ABC||Cancelled|
|How To Live With Your Parents…||ABC||Cancelled|
|Private Practice||ABC||Final Season Finished|
|Made In Jersey||CBS||Cancelled|
|Rules of Engagement||CBS||Cancelled|
|Emily Owens, M.D.||CW||Cancelled|
|Gossip Girl||CW||Final Season Finished|
|Ben And Kate||Fox||Cancelled|
|Cleveland Show, The||Fox||Cancelled|
|Fringe||Fox||Final Season Finished|
|The Mob Doctor||Fox||Cancelled|
|30 Rock||NBC||Final Season Finished|
|Do No Harm||NBC||Cancelled|
|Guys With Kids||NBC||Cancelled|
|Office, The||NBC||Final Season|
|The New Normal||NBC||Cancelled|
|Up All Night||NBC||Cancelled|
|Last Man Standing||ABC||Renewed|
|Once Upon A Time||ABC||Renewed|
|2 Broke Girls||CBS||Renewed|
|Big Bang Theory, The||CBS||Renewed|
|Good Wife, The||CBS||Renewed|
|How I Met Your Mother||CBS||Renewed|
|Mike & Molly||CBS||Renewed|
|NCIS: Los Angeles||CBS||Renewed|
|Person Of Interest||CBS||Renewed|
|Two and a Half Men||CBS||Renewed|
|Beauty And The Beast||CW||Renewed|
|Carrie Diaries, The||CW||Renewed|
|Hart Of Dixie||CW||Renewed|
|Nikita||CW||Renewed (Short Season)|
|Vampire Diaries, The||CW||Renewed|
|Mindy Project, The||Fox||Renewed|
|Law & Order: SVU||NBC||Renewed|
|Parks & Recreation||NBC||Renewed|
Glee is still going( Would totally trade it for The NEW Normal) New Girl is still going, and I’m happy about that. Do we really need “The Mindy Project”? and “Two and a half men” is so not worth spilling Tiger Blood over!
So what do you guys think? Think the execs made the smart move with their choices? I think it is a joke how certian shows are kept around even when only drones watch them. I mean people just tune in but are not actively engaged anymore. How I met Your Mother is an example of this. Other shows like “Beauty And the Beast” have terrible acting and story plot but will see another season.
Gimmicky shows are the trend I guess. Shows that do not get too serious or create any real change in the world.
The Hollywood TV execs must be thinking: “Why change the world? It is perfect like it is! Why challenge ourselves? Let us just rinse and repeat the same boring shows and just add new hotter younger actors and we will be fine!” (AKA: Beauty and the Beast)
My anger does not stem from “The New Normal” being cancelled alone! I get pissed because really talented writers and shows are overlooked because it does not appeal to the Middle-people! (Middle-people are below average minded people that sit and watch TV, not of entertainment but out of habit) These people are not mentally stimulated regularly, they cannot watch anything with real issues or commentary about the real world. New Normal was really smart, but they also dumbed it down to grab the Middle-people. Another example of unappreciated Enlightened-People shows are: Arrested Development , Just About Ted , Firefly , Dollhouse , Suits , Whitney , Christian Bitches , House , Cosmos.
Do not get me wrong and think I am insulting “FUNNY” shows with no real story or theme! There are many of them on TV and a list would be unnecessary. Think Mike & Molly, or Big Bang Theory or How I met your mother. These shows are perfectly acceptable, but shows like “Whitney” were more real even thought it was masked with comedy 90% of the time. Whitney takes modern day relationships to a whole new level and shows you something new, you grow with these characters and they reveal their inner fears and wishes to you. I always think back to “Malcolm in the Middle”, what a smart show that was still a sitcom but had real moments that balanced out all the crazy!
I am sad that TV trends are regressing and not progressing. Shows are canceled before they have a second to breathe and catch a break. The New Normal was a rocket of a show, hard hitting, comedic, sincere and current. Now we can wait another 5 to ten years for a good gay-friendly show! (Or will we, NBS has a new show called “Sean Saves the world”. It is a story about a single divorced gay dad…yes it will be great but the whole awkward gay thing will ensure that it is canceled!)
If you loved the new normal please tweet this next line so that we can get it back!
(PS: I am at work, but had to say something about this sad cancelation, I apologize to the grammar Nazi’s about my grammars)