THE SCREENING ROOM: Watch Complete Pilot Episode of "The New Normal," With Andrew Rannells, Justin Bartha (Video)
04 Sep 2012
The new Ryan Murphy-Allison Adler comedy "The New Normal," starring Book of Mormon Tony nominee Andrew Rannells, will premiere Sept. 11 on NBC. Before the new comedy hits the air, watch the pilot episode here.
Tony Award winner Ellen Barkin, stage and screen actor Justin Bartha and Scottish actress Georgia King also star in the 20th Century Fox TV and NBC comedy, directed by "Glee" co-creator Murphy.
The single-camera project is described as "a heartwarming comedy about a blended family of a gay couple, Bryan (Rannells) and David (Bartha), and the woman who becomes a surrogate (King) to help them start a family." Barkin is cast as the surrogate's glamorous grandmother.
Here's how the pilot episode is billed: "With successful careers and a committed, loving partnership, Bryan and David are missing only one thing: a baby. Could Goldie be just the surrogate mother they’re searching for?"
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.