Bob Greenblatt Will Save NBC With Lesbianism

Departed Showtime chief Bob Greenblatt plans to bring The L Word magic with him to his new gig at NBC Universal Entertainment.

“Greenblatt has greenlighted a romantic comedy, I Hate That I Love You, about two lesbians who are introduced by a straight couple, fall in love and immediately get pregnant. The show is from Jhoni Marchenko, a producer on “Will and Grace,” the groundbreaking NBC drama about a gay man and his straight female roommate,” the Post reports.

Comcast is a conservative company, so the LGBT programming seems meaningful, but lesbian girl-on-girl kisses are so commonplace (especially during sweeps) that they have become a trope (See: VMAs, The O.C., oh wait this thing has its own Wikipedia page…). Then again, “I Hate That I Love You” appears to be about domestically partnered people, not experimenting teenagers. How often do Mike and Molly suck face?

It’s important to note that in Will and Grace’s “groundbreaking” run, there were only a couple of gay kisses. The series was much more progressive in convincing skinny, white girls that there that it is a gay man’s solemn duty to listen to them whine. (We’re gonna go ahead and blame it for this travesty, too).

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Bob Greenblatt Will Save NBC With Lesbianism