The New Normal is American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy's first attempt at a sitcom — but not just any sitcom, a "gay sitcom" (at least according to all the various media outlets that label the series as "gay TV," "NBC's gay comedy," etc.). But while David (Justin Bartha) and Bryan's (Andrew Rannells) sexuality might establish The New Normal as progressive, the series is heavily grounded in TV storytelling tradition. Once you look past the same-sex aspect, it's easy to see how The New Normal has more in common with classic sitcoms like...
My Two Dads was never like this. Which is partly the point of NBC's The New Normal, a biting yet sweet-at-heart sitcom that bucks current network comedy trends by actually being about something — in this case, a hot-button social issue so polarizing to some that at least one affiliate (in Salt Lake City) opted not to air the ...
A funny thing happened on the drive home recently for The New Normal star Georgia King.
"We hadn't been paid yet and I could see my gas meter flashing empty, so I went to get it filled up and I had no money," she tells TVGuide.com. "It's surreal trying to get home on an empty gas tank and looking at billboards of your face."
Hopefully such problems will soon be a thing of the past for King, who...
The New Normal has a new home. A week after an NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City said it would not air the family comedy, KUCW-TV has picked up the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The station, which has ties to the CW, ABC and NBC, will air The New Normal Saturdays at 10/9c, ahead of Saturday Night Live. KUCW-TV also aired...
NBC's freshman sitcom The New Normal hasn't even premiered, but it's already become a popular target for conservative groups.
The show, created by Glee's Ryan Murphy, features a gay couple (Justin Bartha and Andrew Rannells) who try to have a baby via surrogate (Georgia King). It has already has been boycotted by One Million Moms , and a Mormon-owned Utah NBC affiliate has vowed not to air the program. (The same station refused to air NBC's The Playboy Club last fall.)