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The New Normal
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The New Normal showcases a new kind of family, with gay couple Bryan and David, plus single mother Goldie and her daughter Shania. Bryan and David are looking to start a family, and Goldie agrees to be the surrogate mother who carries their child. Together, they support each other in pursuing their dreams.

Premiered:

September 10, 2012

See It:

Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. EST on NBC.

History:

Before its premiere, The New Normal came under fire from certain conservative groups for its gay-friendly content, and the NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City, Utah, KSL, refused to air the show (it was picked up to air on weekends by another Utah station, CW affiliate KUCW). The show debuted to mixed reviews and strong ratings, but started slipping in the ratings as the first season progressed.

Cast:

Andrew Rannells as Bryan Collins
Justin Bartha as David Murray
Georgia King as Goldie Clemmons
Bebe Wood as Shania Clemmons
Ellen Barkin as Jane Forrest
NeNe Leakes as Rocky
Jayson Blair as Clay Clemmons

Creators:

The New Normal was created by Ryan Murphy (co-creator of Glee, American Horror Story and Nip/Tuck) and Ali Adler, who worked as a writer and producer with Murphy on Glee, as well as on Chuck and No Ordinary Family. Murphy, Adler and Dante Di Loreto are the executive producers.
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