The most famous HouseWife, NeNe Leakes has extended her fame way beyond 15 minutes and is ready to make her debut on Ryan Murphy’s new show, THE NEW NORMAL. NeNe caught the attention of the Super producer with her guest spots as Coach Roz Washington on his popular show GLEE. He then offered her an opportunity of a lifetime as a permanent cast member on his new show.
No stranger to controversy, NeNe’s show is already the target of a boycott campaign by One Million Moms and dropped by KSL, a Salt Lake City NBC affiliate. “The New Normal” follows a gay couple and their quest to have a child. Other cast members include “Book of Mormon” star Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha, who play Bryan and David, the couple at the center of the story, Ellen Barkin, Georgia King and and Bebe Wood.
“The scenes may be too explicit or the characterizations might seem offensive,” Jeff Simpson, CEO of KSL’s parent company, Bonneville International, told the Salt Lake City Tribune.
“I always find it to be interesting for people to make that decision before they’ve even seen it. The show is about tolerance — it’s a discussion of tolerance,” executive producer Ryan Murphy said in response to the One Million Moms protest. “Actually, if they watched it, I think they would like it.”
Check out the first full episode of the show and let me know what you think:
THE NEW NORMAL Premieres on Sept. 11th on NBC