Among the new comedies headed to NBC this fall is The New Normal, a series by Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler, which follows a same-sex couple and the single mom who agrees to be a surrogate mother to their child. NBC released some new promotional photos of the cast, which has them looking like one big happy family.
Olympics Day 14 NBC Friday Primetime Schedule Includes Relays, Cycling And A Sneak Peek Of The New Normal
NBC's primetime Summer Olympic coverage comes with dessert tonight, in the form of a sneak peek at their upcoming comedy series The New Normal. But before that, viewers will get to see what happened on the track, and in the field today.
In recent years, cable and network TV have taken more active approaches in generating buzz for their new programming in the weeks leading up to their official premieres. In many cases, that involves releasing the premiere episodes online ahead of their on-air premieres. Yesterday we learned that Fox was planning to offer a couple of their new shows online, and today comes word from NBC that they'll be offering up early looks at their new comedies and dramas as well.
I love that it's 2012 and people are still blaming television for the decay of family values. There is an endless array of watchdog organizations out there who make it their business to tell us what we should be watching and warn us of the many dangers to our souls found in primetime. This time, it’s One Million Moms, and they are after NBC’s new fall comedy The New Normal.
Ryan Murphy's Glee drifts into comedic territory on a weekly basis, but we'll see what he can do with a half-hour series when The New Normal arrives at NBC this fall. These clips from the pilot give us a look at the humor and the set-up for the story, which has a gay couple looking to have a child through a surrogate.
Just a little while ago, we learned that NBC had given an early series order to the Anne Heche starring comedy series Save Me. And at that time, I wondered if we'd hear anything about The New Normal, as that was another pilot rumored to be a possible contender for an August premiere at the network following NBC's Olympic coverage this summer.
Fall may be coming early this year for NBC. Or the TV season might, anyway. With the Peacock set to present the London Olympics this summer, they'll likely want to use the event to garner attention to some of their new and returning programming, and fill the gap between the Games and the start of the fall season by giving some shows a head start. It's a logical strategy, and one that could benefit some shows, including Grimm.
So, where does Leakes fit into The New Normal? Leakes will play a frequently recurring character named Rocky. If Murphy’s pilot makes it to series, the opportunity will be a huge one for the 44-year-old.
Among the pilots in development at NBC is a single-camera comedy by Ryan Murphy called The New Normal, which already has Book of Mormon star Andrew Rannells attached to star. The pilot follows a gay couple who are looking to have a baby through a surrogate. With Rannells set to play one of the men, we were waiting for word on who would play his partner. It looks like they’ve gotten someone on board for the project and it’s a face comedy fans may already be familiar with.
It’s not exactly surprising news that NBC has given the greenlight to the pilot for New Normal - all signs pointed to yes for this project which has had plenty of buzz and has already tapped Book of Mormon star Andrew Rannells to appear in the pilot. The project was about as close to a “sure thing” as is ever seen in the competition for new pilot orders.