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TV review: Get over it; give 'The New Normal' a chance

TV review: Get over it; give 'The New Normal' a chance

Comedies aren't easy to create or sustain. What one person finds funny, another will think is offensive. What someone considers a stereotype too broad to overlook, another will give a pass because they laughed at themselves or the absurdity of the joke. NBC's "The New Normal" (9 p.m. Monday, then 8:30 p.m. Tuesday; 2.5 stars out of 4) has its share of stereotypes and crass jokes that straddle the line of bad taste. But it's also sweet and, dare I say, funny. You can watch the complete pilot episode below. Co-created by Ryan Murphy ("Glee," "American Horror Story" and "Nip/Tuck") and Ali Adler ("Chuck"), "The New...

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