Tuesday, May 15, 2012
First Look: The New Normal
What is it about having so many fingers in so many pies? When you're Ryan Murphy, you've got a fourth season of Glee to prepare for FOX (though the third one is yet to finish airing) and then there's the second season of American Horror Story as well for FX and then there's this show ...
The New Normal, scheduled to air on NBC this autumn/fall stars both Justin Bartha and Andrew Rannells as a gay couple, Bryan and David trying to have a child, via a surrogate named Goldie played by Georgia King (best known for her roles in the likes of Merlin and Tormented). The surrogate in question also has a child and rather nasty bigot for a mother, played by Ellen Barkin. Add Nene Leakes into the mix and this cast is set.
Premise wise, it seems interesting enough. It's nice that this will be one of two new shows (the other being CBS series Partners) that have a gay couple as the leading men and if the preview clip that NBC have released is anything to go by, it definitely seems like a more gentle of shows compared to Murphy's other efforts. I'll definitely be giving it a go.
Justin Bartha Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAJMipivzxU
The New Normal airs Tuesdays on NBC in the autumn.