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NBC cancels 'New Normal' and 'Smash'


Ryan Murphy's "The New Normal" and musical drama "Smash" are the latest TV shows to get the ax.

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Network producers are currently choosing which series to continue and which to cancel, and the "Glee" creator's gay family comedy is one of the unlucky ones.

The NBC show starred Justin Bartha and Andrew Rannells as a same-sex couple who have a baby via surrogate, but it won't be taken to Season 2.

"Smash," which featured Katherine McPhee as a performer fighting to make her way on Broadway, has also been cancelled by bosses at NBC, leaving Debra Messing, Anjelica Huston and Megan Hilty out of a job. It has run for two seasons and featured cameos from Jennifer Hudson and Bernadette Peters.