THE SCREENING ROOM: Andrew Rannells, Ellen Barkin, Justin Bartha Discuss "The New Normal"
10 Sep 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.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.