Say it’s not so!
NBC’s “The New Normal” was not renewed for a second season. It debuted with an impressive 2.5 rating in the adults 18-49 demo with 6.88 million viewers — aided by “The Voice” as a lead-in, along with timeslot companion “Go On” — but had slid to 1.4 and 3.39 million viewers by its season finale. At its lowest, the series was drawing only a 0.7 and a paltry 2.11 million.
Of course, the show received massive amounts of attention thanks to NeNe Leakes and her role on the show, but alas, unlike reality television, scripted network TV requires consistently high viewership to justify the amount of money spent to make the show.
When news of “The New Normal’s” cancellation broke, NeNe took to Twitter: