Scoop: THE NEW NORMAL on NBC - Tuesday, November 27, 2012
"The XY Factor" - Despite wanting to be surprised, Bryan (Andrew Rannells) and David (Justin Bartha) accidentally find out the sex of their baby. The slip brings one dad-to-be closer to his dream family -- minus marrying BrEnda Walsh (guest star Shannen Doherty, “90210”) -- but creates a growing concern for the other that he won’t know how to connect with his child. Elsewhere, a rousing performance by Shania (Bebe Wood) during a school assembly stirs Goldie (Georgia King), reminding her that she still has dreams that she needs to pursue. Later, when Shania’s choice of material not only gets her a poor grade, but also a suspension, Goldie dons her “lawyer suit” and goes to the school to defend her daughter. THE NEW NORMAL airs on NBC on Tuesday, November 27 at 9:30pm!
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 Los Angeles couple and they have it all. Well, almost. With successful careers and a committed, loving partnership, there is one thing that this couple is missing: 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 (Emmy and Tony Award-winner Ellen Barkin), Goldie decides to change everything and move to L.A. with her precocious eight 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.
Ryan Murphy serves as creator/executive producer and director along with creator/executive producer Ali Adler ("Glee," "Chuck") and executive producer Dante di Loreto ("Glee," "American Horror Story").
"The New Normal" is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Ryan Murphy Productions.