The fall’s most controversial series premieres tonight: “The New Normal.” The sitcom is about a gay couple looking to adopt a child. One TV station in Utah is boycotting the show by not airing it, and several groups are protesting it. Check it out at 9 p.m. EDT on NBC if you’re interested.
Trending topic: Fonda as Reagan
Jane Fonda will play Nancy Reagan in “The Butler,” a film about a butler who worked in the White House under eight presidents. Other names linked to the project are Oprah Winfrey, Hugh Jackman, Forest Whitaker and Liam Neeson.
Hot video: Marines take “Big Dog” for walks in the woods
U.S. robotics company Boston Dynamics has been giving its latest mechanical pack mule a run around Fort Myer in Virginia, where Marine Corps commanders are assessing its viability as a 21st-century support robot. Watch the video at http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?vcid=23802996&freewheel=90108&sitesection=gatehouse.