Ellen Barkin to Join Andrew Rannells in NBC's 'The New Normal' Pilot

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Deadline.com announced that Emmy Award winner Ellen Barkin is in negotiations to join the previously announced Andrew Rannells in the new NBC pilot 'The New Normal.' The comedy is created and produced by GLEE's Ryan Murphy and Allison Adler.

'The New Normal' is described as "a heartwarming comedy about a blended family of a gay couple and the woman who becomes a surrogate to help them start a family."

Barkin was previously seen in The Normal Heart, Short Talks on the Universe, Eden Court, Fool for Love, Extremities, Killings on the Last Line, and Shout Across the River.

Rannells, who recently extended his MORMON contract through February 2013, previously appeared on Broadway in JERSEY BOYS and HAIRSPRAY.

THE BOOK OF MORMON is the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Book (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Direction (Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker), Best Featured Actress (Nikki M. James), Best Scenic Design (Scott Pask), Best Lighting Design (Brian MacDevitt), Best Sound Design (Brian Ronan) and Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus); the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical; five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, Best Music (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Lyrics (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Director (Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker) and Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus); four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical, BestScore (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Actor in a Musical (Josh Gad) and Best Director (Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker) and the Drama League Award for Best Musical.

Read Deadline.com article here.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride/WM Photos

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