Newswire: NBC picks up comedy about a couple whose moms are dating

The rising mainstream acceptance of gay rights and LGBT issues has been great for a lot of people, but none perhaps more than the humble television writer. After all, the realization that gender is less a binary than a spectrum, and that love can blossom between almost any two people in this world, means that all sorts of tired romantic plot lines—the sitcom writer’s stalwart stocks in trade—can now be reused and reconfigured into “fresh” new forms.

Take, for instance, Oh Mama, a new sitcom that NBC has just purchased from How To Live With Your Parents creator Claudia Lonow. The show’s basic premise—an engaged couple’s relationship is thrown into turmoil when two of their parents have an affair with each other—seems fairly pedestrian, if a little on the racy side. That’s when Lonow springs the twist on you: the parents in …

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