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The New Normal Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

22 Episodes 2012 - 2013

Los Angeles gay couple Bryan (Andrew Rannells) and David (Justin Bartha) start a family with the help of Goldie (Georgia King), a single mother to nine-year-old Shania (Bebe Wood), who becomes their surrogate in this sitcom from Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler. Goldie's conservative grandmother Jane (Ellen Barkin) follows her to L.A. and causes drama for them all.

Episode 1

Pilot

Mon, Sep 10, 2012 30 mins

A gay couple start a family with the help of a young single mother who becomes their surrogate in the opener of this comedy series.

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Episode 2

Sofa's Choice

Tue, Sep 11, 2012 30 mins

Shania tries to adapt to her new surroundings; David and Bryan reflect on their first meeting; Jane discovers something disturbing in the boys' room; and Rocky believes Shania has been misbehaving.

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Episode 3

Baby Clothes

Tue, Sep 18, 2012 30 mins

Bryan goes on a shopping spree for baby clothes, and returning them proves to be a problem. Meanwhile, Shania dresses up in baby clothes for school, forcing Goldie to have an uncomfortable interaction with Shania's teacher.

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Episode 4

Obama Mama

Tue, Sep 25, 2012 30 mins

Shania's mock school election sparks political upheaval in the household when it's discovered Goldie plans to vote against Barack Obama. The guys attempt to change Goldie's mind, to staunch Republican Jane's chagrin.

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Episode 5

Nanagasm

Tue, Oct 2, 2012 30 mins

David plans a family dinner to tell his mother about the baby; mother-in-law miseries plague Goldie; Jane feels a unique sensation when she happens upon a younger man; and Shania fears that her father will win a custody battle.

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Episode 6

Bryanzilla

Tue, Oct 9, 2012 30 mins

Shania and a classmate pretend to get engaged and plan an imaginary wedding. As a delighted Bryan arranges the big event with help from Rocky, Jane sets out to shut down the entire ceremony. Meanwhile, David makes a game-changing decision.

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Episode 7

The Godparent Trap

Tue, Oct 23, 2012 30 mins

David and Bryan conclude their baby needs godparents. Elsewhere, Bryan tries to connect with his Catholic roots by visiting a church, where he receives unexpected advice.

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Episode 8

Unplugged

Tue, Nov 13, 2012 30 mins

Technology gets the best of the gang, so they decide to unplug all electronic devices for one day. Elsewhere, Rocky teaches Jane how to use Twitter, but Jane then posts a very private video featuring Bryan.

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Episode 9

Pardon Me

Tue, Nov 20, 2012 30 mins

As the gang gears up to celebrate Thanksgiving, Shania and Bryan save some turkeys from their crispy fate and take them home as pets, sparking a meat-free menu in the process. Elsewhere, everyone tries to make amends with those they've been battling.

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Episode 10

The XY Factor

Tue, Nov 27, 2012 30 mins

The guys accidentally discover the sex of their baby. Elsewhere, Shania gives a stirring performance at a school assembly, inspiring Goldie to pursue her dreams.

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Episode 11

Baby Proofing

Tue, Dec 4, 2012 30 mins

A baby proofer is hired to improve home safety, but she creates divisions between David and Bryan. Elsewhere, the gang decorate the Christmas tree and it's discovered that eggnog makes Jane a pleasant person; Bryan and Jane attend a Hollywood bash.

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Episode 12

The Goldie Rush

Tue, Jan 8, 2013 30 mins

Bryan and David discuss expanding their family. They also play matchmaker by trying to connect a friend with Bryan's ex-boyfriend. Meanwhile, Shania tangles with mean girls and enlists Rocky and Jane for help.

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Episode 13

Stay-at-Home Dad

Tue, Jan 15, 2013 30 mins

Bryan and David fail to find a nanny, so both express interest in being a stay-at-home father. Before long, they learn valuable lessons about parenting. Meanwhile, Rocky gets a shot at her dream career.

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Episode 14

Gaydar

Tue, Jan 22, 2013 30 mins

Shania claims that Rocky's new crush is gay. Likewise, Jane suspects that her fellow realtor is gay, so Bryan throws a dinner party as a front to investigate those claims. Elsewhere, David worries how the world will treat their future son.

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Episode 15

Dairy Queen

Tue, Jan 29, 2013 30 mins

Bryan wishes to have a natural connection to his baby-to-be. Later, Shania is upset to learn that her mother didn't breast-feed her when she was a baby, and Jane sets out to woo her sightly colleague.

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Episode 16

Dog Children

Tue, Feb 19, 2013 30 mins

Bryan and David get a preview of the highs and lows of parenting when their beloved puppy has a veterinary emergency. Meanwhile, Goldie meets with Shania's teacher after a class disruption; and romantic feelings between Clay and Goldie are reignited.

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Episode 17

Rocky Bye Baby

Tue, Feb 26, 2013 30 mins

The gang wants to throw a baby shower for a reluctant Bryan and David, who decide to donate all their baby gifts to an adoption agency. Meanwhile, Clay and Shania agree to stage a surprise shower for Goldie.

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Episode 18

Para-New Normal Activity

Tue, Mar 5, 2013 30 mins

Bryan basks in the Halloween spirit by decorating the house, going to a pumpkin patch to spot celebrities and ruling over everyone's costumes. David finally rebels when Bryan insists on having a Honey Boo Boo theme.

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Episode 19

Blood, Sweat and Fears

Tue, Mar 19, 2013 30 mins

Bryan proposes using natural childbirth for the baby's delivery, but a classroom video may change his mind. Meanwhile, Goldie searches for new retail space for her clothing business, and Rocky faces her maternal insecurities.

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Episode 20

About a Boy Scout

Tue, Mar 26, 2013 30 mins

David chaperones a Boy Scout and gains the respect of other scouts and their fathers, with the exception of one dad, whose disapproval leads to complications. Meanwhile, Rocky helps Goldie come to terms with her secret crush.

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Episode 21

Finding Name-O

Tue, Apr 2, 2013 30 mins

The guys' relationship is tested when they try to name their newborn. Bryan's arriving mother only adds to the conflict and leads to an unusual resolution. Elsewhere, Clay mulls over revealing his true feelings to Goldie after he receives advice from Brice.

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Episode 22

The Big Day

Tue, Apr 2, 2013 30 mins

The big wedding day arrives in the Season 1 finale. Here, Bryan and David hope to tie the knot before the arrival of their baby.

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