The New Normal

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The New Normal
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Premiere series preview
September 10, 2012
series premiere
September 11, 2012
Finale April 2, 2013
Creator Ryan Murphy
Ali Adler
Network/Provider NBC
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company Ali Adler Is Here Productions,
Ryan Murphy Productions,
20th Century Fox Television
Seasons 1
Episodes 22
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

The New Normal is a sitcom that aired on NBC.

Bryan and David, a homosexual couple living in Los Angeles, pursue successful careers in the workforce but wish to start up a family. They meet up with Goldie, a single mother and waitress from the Midwest who has moved out to L.A. with her young daughter Shania. After the meeting, Bryan and David persuade Goldie to become a surrogate mother for the baby the couple wants to have. Complicating the issue, however, is Goldie's opinionated mother Jane, who has followed her family west to L.A. to Goldie's chagrin.

Even before airing, The New Normal drew some controversy due to its content. One NBC affiliate, KSL-TV in Salt Lake City, Utah, refused to air the show because of objections by station management to the show's subject matter, including depictions of LGBT parenting, crude dialogue and offensive characterizations (KSL parent company Bonneville International is owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which does not condone homosexuality, one of the main themes of The New Normal). Salt Lake City CW affiliate KUCW, which airs NBC programming not cleared by KSL, instead picked up The New Normal and aired it in its Saturday night lineup,[1] while KSL aired the Live Well Network program My Family Recipe Rocks! in The New Normal's place on Tuesdays.[2] On May 10, 2013, NBC announced the cancellation of The New Normal after one season due to low ratings.[3]

Ryan Murphy Productions and 20th Century Fox Television co-produced the series.



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


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One September 10, 2012 April 2, 2013 22


DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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