The New Normal

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Exclusive: The New Normal Casts One Life to Live Vet as Justin Bartha's TV Mom

Justin Bartha; Jackie Hoffman

The New Normal has tapped One Life to Live alum and comedienne Jackie Hoffman to play the mother of Justin Bartha's character, David, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. 

The New Normal centers on gay couple David and Bryan (Andrew Rannells) who use a surrogate, young mom Goldie (Georgia King), to have their first child.

The New Normal's Ryan Murphy on One Million Moms boycott: I think they would love it

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Utah Station Refuses to Air The New Normal

The New Normal

NBC's Utah affiliate KSL-TV has taken The New Normal off its fall lineup.

The upcoming Ryan Murphy comedy, which focuses on a gay couple who are having their first baby through a surrogate, was deemed inappropriate by the Mormon-owned station.

"From time to time we may struggle with content that crosses the line in one area or another," Jeff Simpson, CEO of KSL's parent company, Bonneville International, told The Salt Lake Tribune. "The dialogue might be excessively rude and crude. The scenes may be too explicit or the characterizations might seem offensive." read more

NBC to Air Special Preview of The New Normal During Olympics

The New Normal

Like Revolution before it, an extended preview of NBC's new comedy The New Normal will air Friday during the Olympics.

The New Normal's Ryan Murphy on One Million Moms boycott: I think they would love it

Glee's Ryan Murphy executive-produces this comedy about... read more

Glee’s Ryan Murphy Tweets Spoilers: The First Group Song, Sam’s New Lady and a Break-Up

Chord Overstreet, Sarah Jessica Parker

Ryan Murphy sure knows how to make an entrance. The showrunner behind Glee, American Horror Story and NBC's upcoming comedy The New Normal has only been on Twitter for a day, but he seems to be taking to the 140-character format very quickly.

In his first day on the social networking site, the Emmy winner posted revealing behind-the-scenes pictures from two of his shows — one of  Lea Michele with guest star Kate Hudson and the other of new American Horror Story cast member Adam Levine posing with an image known only as "bloody face." Here are six more spoilers Murphy shared with Gleeks Tuesday... read more

Critic's TCA Notebook: NBC Still Awaiting a Revolution

Revolution

It would be nice to hope, as NBC does, that the ratings magnet of the Summer Olympics, opening Friday, will somehow magically transform the network's sagging fortunes with its "incredible promotional platform" (as NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt put it). To that end, NBC will sneak-peek two of its new comedies with commercial-free premieres on pivotal nights of the games, and tease a high-profile new drama on another. Much of NBC's fall lineup will launch ahead of the official premiere week in late September, in hopes of capitalizing on the momentum the Olympics provides.

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The New Normal's Ryan Murphy on One Million Moms Boycott: I Think They Would Love It

The New Normal

None of the TV shows from the 2012-2013 freshman class have debuted yet, but NBC's new family comedy The New Normal already has an important distinction under its belt: It's the first new show to be boycotted.

"I was very excited than I was mentioned by first and last name in the boycott," star Andrew Rannells told reporters at NBC's Television Critics Association fall TV previews Tuesday. "It's my first boycott!"

This is not the first boycott, however, for co-creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy (Glee, Nip/Tuck, Popular), who acknowledged that he was not.... read more

NBC at TCAs: All the Latest News

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Below you can find all the scoop on NBC's new and returning shows from the Television Critics Association fall TV previews.
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NBC Bosses Reveal Strategies for Olympics, The Voice, Community and Smash

The Voice

NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt is pleased with the network's third-place finish for the 2011-2012 season and is looking forward to the Olympics and fall. "We had a great spring. I couldn't be happier with what happened," he told reporters assembled for the the Television Critics Association's fall previews Tuesday.

Part of that optimism will extend to how the network will utilize the Summer Olympics as a springboard to promote full episodes of its fall shows, revamping The Voice, Community and Smash and re-evaluating its overall comedy strategy. Let's break it down:

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One Million Moms Calling for Boycott of NBC's The New Normal

The New Normal

So it begins.

One Million Moms, the organization that attacked JC Penny for hiring openly gay Ellen DeGeneres as a spokesperson, is turning its attention to NBC's new series The New Normal. From Ryan Murphy, the series follows a gay couple — Book of Mormon's Andrew Rannells and The Hangover's Justin Bartha — who try to start a family with the help of a surrogate (Georgia King).

On their website, One Million Moms accused NBC of... read more

10 Glee Spoilers From Comic-Con: Goodbye Rory! Hello Sue's Baby! And Can Finchel Survive?

Glee

Growing up is hard to do — even for the kids of Glee.

After graduating from McKinley High last spring, Rachel, Kurt and the rest of the seniors are going to have a tough time in the "real world" when the show returns this fall (Sept. 13 at 9/8c).

"That's what this season is about, to me — going from this very cozy, family environment where it's all about following your dreams and then all of a sudden that's done and you're expected to go out into the real world and try to make it work and try to pay rent," executive producer Ian Brennan told reporters at Comic-Con Saturday. "What does it mean when you tell kids to follow your dreams no matter how hard it is but then it's really hard.... read more

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Premiered: September 10, 2012, on NBC
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: A gay couple start a family with the help of a young single mother who becomes their surrogate.

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