THE SCREENING ROOM: Andrew Rannells, Ellen Barkin, Justin Bartha Discuss "The New Normal"

By Andrew Gans
September 10, 2012

The pilot episode of the new Ryan Murphy-Allison Adler comedy "The New Normal," starring Book of Mormon Tony nominee Andrew Rannells and stage and screen actor Justin Bartha (Lend Me a Tenor) as a couple longing for a child, debuts Sept. 10 at 10 PM ET on NBC; the first new episode premieres Sept. 11 at 9:30 PM.

NBC is also offering brief interviews with the new show's stars. Several of these chats follow:

Andrew Rannells discusses the universal core message of the show.

Justin Bartha discusses the surprising way two families come together.

Tony winner Ellen Barkin discusses her character on "The New Normal":

Georgia King discusses her character's quest to find a better life for her and her daughter.