The Hangover's Justin Bartha Joins Ryan Murphy's NBC Pilot The New Normal
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.
Though he was the primary focus of the first Hangover movie, we didn’t actually see much of Justin Bartha in the comedy. As he played the role of Doug, the missing groom, he spent a lot of the movie being lost. That shouldn’t be an issue for him in The New Normal, should NBC decide to move forward with this project.
According to TV Line, Bartha has been cast to play Rannells’ characters partner in Muprhy’s NBC comedy pilot. Georgia King has previously been cast to play the role of the surrogate who’s helping them have a baby. Meanwhile, Ellen Barkin will play her “glamorous grandma.”
As TV Line notes, this isn’t Bartha’s first go-round with television comedies, or NBC for that matter. The actor played a role in NBC’s Teachers, which only lasted a handful of episodes back in 2006. And in 2009, he had a role in a Fox pilot called The Station with John Goodman and Whitney Cummings, which didn’t go to series. Hopefully things will work out with this one.
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