The New Normal

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Ratings: ABC Makes a Splash; Smash Dips

Splash

Splash made a huge, uh, splash Tuesday.

ABC's diving competition series premiered to 8.8 million viewers and a 2.6 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, making it the network's biggest unscripted series debut in more than two years and the highest-rated reality premiere since The X Factor in 2011. Splash was also up 13 percent from Celebrity Wife Swap's premiere in the timeslot. Lead-outs Dancing with the Stars recap show (9.6 million, 2.1) was up from last spring's ...
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NBC Announces Season Finales, Sets America's Got Talent Premiere Date

Howard Stern, Mariska Hargitay

NBC giveth — and NBC taketh away. On Tuesday, the network announced season finale dates for scripted shows including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Parks and Recreation, and also announced the premiere date for the new season of America's Got Talent. The reality series will welcome new judges Heidi Klum and "Scary Spice" Mel B when it returns for Season 8 on Tuesday, June 4 at 8/7c.

Returning spring shows: Where we left off

Law & Order: SVU will wrap its 14th season with a special two-hour episode on Wednesday, May 22 at 9/8c. Parks and Recreation will close its fifth season on Thursday, May 2 at 9:30/8:30c. As previously announced, both comedies Whitney and The New Normal will... read more

First Look: The New Normal's Wedding and a Baby!

The New Normal

Here's one wedding that doesn't go off without a hitch. As The New Normal's Bryan and David (Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha) are about to say "I do" on the NBC comedy's April 2 finale, Goldie goes into labor. "It was very important to... read more

John Stamos Drafted for Season-Long Arc on Necessary Roughness

John Stamos

Necessary Roughness has recruited a true TV MVP for its upcoming third season.

John Stamos is joining the USA drama for a season-long arc, the network announced Wednesday. Stamos 49, will play... read more

NBC Sends Smash to Saturdays, Gives Go On Post-Office Spot

Sean Hayes, Megan Hilty

And so the death march begins. NBC is moving the ratings-challenged Smash to Saturdays beginning April 6, the network announced Wednesday.

NBC, however, emphasized that it will air... read more

Ratings: NCIS Tops Idol Head-to-Head; Smash Hits New Low

Tenna Torres

Fox topped Tuesday with a special American Idol, while Smash continued its precipitous slide.

Idol's two-hour episode averaged 11.5 million viewers and a 3.4 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic. NCIS did, however, edge it out by a tenth in the 8 o'clock hour (20.3 million, 3.3 vs. 10.9 million, 3.2).

The best "very special" episodes

NCIS: Los Angeles (15.9 million, 2.8) and Golden Boy (9.3 million, 1.6), in its last Tuesday ...
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Top Moments: Idol Gets "Life" and When Jennifer Met Jack

Jennifer Lawrence, Jack Nicholson

Our top moments of the week:

13. Best Second-Place Finish:
While donating baby goods to the local children's orphanage, Bryan and David quickly fall in love with a baby girl named Nikki on The New Normal. Although their own baby is less than two months from being born, the couple decides they want to foster Nikki anyway. But when they go back to get the paperwork started, they are... read more

The New Normal Scoop: Mary Kay Place Cast as Bryan's Estranged Mom

Mary Kay Place

The birth of Bryan and David's baby on The New Normal isn't too far away, but first fans will get to meet another special someone in their life — Bryan's (Andrew Rannells) mom!

Veteran TV actress Mary Kay Place has been cast in... read more

Ratings: Golden Boy Premieres OK, Celebrity Wife Swap Hits Highs

Theo James

Golden Boy's premiere wasn't exactly golden, but the CBS drama easily topped its hour.

Debuting on Tuesday before moving to its regular Friday slot, Golden Boy drew 10.5 million viewers and a 1.8 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic. That's up three-tenths from Vegas' performance last week, but below the 14.9 million and 2.5 Vegas pulled for ...
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Ratings: Smash Drops Again; Body of Proof and Cult Premiere Low

Megan Hilt, Katharine McPhee

Smash hit another low note Tuesday.

Two weeks after its feeble premiere, the musical drama drew 3.3 million viewers and a 0.9 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, plummeting 25 percent to a series low. Lead-ins Go On (3.3 million, 1.1) and The New Normal (3.5 million, 1.0) also ...
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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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