NBC Cancels THE NEW NORMAL, Starring Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha
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The series is produced by 20th Century FOX Television and Ryan Murphy Productions. Murphy serves as creator/executive producer and director along with executive producer/creator/writer Ali Adler ("Glee," "Chuck") and executive producer Dante di Loreto ("Glee," "American Horror Story").
The New Normal Synopsis: These days, families come in all forms - single dads, double moms, sperm donors, egg donors, one-night-stand donors... It's 2012 and anything goes. Bryan (Andrew Rannells, "Girls," "The Book of Mormon") and David (Justin Bartha, "The Hangover") are a Beverly Hills couple and they have it all. Well, almost.
With successful careers and a committed and loving partnership, the one thing missing is a baby. And just when they think the stars will never align, enter Goldie (Georgia King, "One Day"), an extraordinary young woman with a checkered past. A Midwestern waitress and single mother looking to escape her dead-end life and small-minded grandmother (Ellen Barkin, "Ocean's Thirteen"), Goldie decides to change everything and move to L.A. with her precocious 8-year-old daughter. Desperate and broke - but also fertile - Goldie quickly becomes the guys' surrogate and quite possibly the girl of their dreams. Surrogate mother, surrogate family.
This is Murphy's first show not to continue past season one. Glee and American Horror Story have been picked up for new seasons, while The Glee Project is still up for grabs. Murphy is currently working on an adaptation of The Normal Heart for HBO and the pilot Open.
Rannells was recently seen in a recurring role on the hit HBO series Girls. In 2011, he received a Tony nomination for his lead role as 'Elder Price' in the hit musical THE BOOK OF MORMON. His other Broadway credits include Hairspray and Jersey Boys.
Bartha has appeared on Broadway in Lend Me a Tenor and Off-Broadway's Asuncion. Other TV and film credits include the series Teachers., the upcoming Brahmin Bulls, CBGB and The Hangover Part III, Dark Horse, Holy Rollers, The Hangover, New York, I Love You, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Failure to Launch, National Treasure and more.
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