NBC has canceled the New Normal after just one season.
Deadline reports that the semi-autobiographical comedy has been canceled after its freshman season due to its lower than hoped for ratings. NBC has booted other comedies, including Guys With Kids.
A work from Glee’s Ryan Murphy and Ali Alder, the one-season series marked Murphy’s first half-hour comedy and aired as part of NBC’s Tuesday comedy block. The New Normal centered on a gay couple starting a family and starred Bartha-Andrew Rannells. It earned a full-season order back in October despite early protests from “conservative watchdog groups,” says Deadline.
The series suffered along with the rest of the Tuesday block when the Voice came to a season end. The April season finale was penned to serve as a potential series finale, and producers said that if a second season made it to the network, it would have featured the newly married couple raising their newborn son.
This marks Murphy’s first show to not move beyond its freshman run. Other projects Glee, which has been given a two-season renewal from Fox and American Horror Story, which FX has ordered a third season, are still standing strong. Oxygen canceled reality competition effort the Glee Project earlier this week. Murphy is currently working on an adaptation of the Normal Heart at HBO and sexuality drama pilot Open.