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The New Normal Interview: Justin Bartha, Georgia King and Andrew Rannells On The Utah Scandal and the Definition of Normal

For Andrew Rannells, Justin Bartha and Georgia King, the stars of the upcoming NBC family-focused sitcom  The New Normal,  the controversy surrounding their show is largely unwarranted. The show focuses on a single mother (King) who decides to become a surrogate  for a same-sex couple (Rannells, Bartha) wanting to start a family and  the three leads were available for a conference call , giving  TV Equals  their feelings about the show and how they feel about the controversy. The reality of families The show might be seen as innovative in terms of the type of family that’s at it’s center. However, the core of the show is similar to other family-friendly shows in that it exhibits the universal idea of unique individuals coming together to create a family unit. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/09/11/the-new-normal-interview-justin-bartha-georgia-king-and-andrew-rannells-on-the-utah-scandal-and-the-definition-of-normal/  

TV ratings: 'Go On' has solid opening Tuesday while 'The Voice' and 'The New Normal' are steady

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012NBC got pretty decent ratings from its new Tuesday lineup, as "Go On" pulled in solid numbers in its time-period premiere and "The New Normal" drew ratings almost identical to its Monday debut. "The Voice" was off a little bit from Monday's premiere but still drew the night's biggest audience."Parenthood" was also in line with its usual ratings. The caveat, of course, is that the other networks are still in summer mode -- the only other original offering Tuesday night was "So You Think You Can Dance" on FOX. NBC led the night with 8.4 million viewers and a 5.4 rating/9 share in households. CBS (7.5 million, 5.1/8) came in second in viewers, well ahead of FOX's 4.3 million and 2.6/4. ABC (2.4 million, 1.7/3) took fourth. The CW trailed with 670,000 viewers and a 0.4/1.NBC's lead among adults 18-49 was wider -- its 2.9 rating almost doubled... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/09/tv-ratings-go-on-has-solid-opening-tuesday-while-the-voice-and-the-new-normal-are-steady.html

“Legally Single” NeNe Leakes Tells Conan O’Brien About Her Granddaughter

NeNe Leakes stopped by Conan O’Brien on Sept. 10 to talk about her upcoming sitcom, The New Normal, but before dishing about TV, Conan got NeNe to open up about her love life and her new granddaughter, Bri’asia! When Coco asked NeNe if she was in a relationship, the starlet revealed that she’s “legally single” and dating men. NeNe admitted that though she’s willing to date men of all heights, she wants a man that could support himself financially. She... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/tqx5ED2-c_E/legally-single-nene-leakes-tells-conan-obrien-about-her-granddaughter

TV ratings: 'The Voice' opens lower but still rules Monday, 'New Normal' does OK

Fast National ratings for Monday, Sept. 10, 2012The Season 3 premiere of "The Voice" gave NBC a ratings win Monday, but its numbers were down from both of its previous debuts. A drop from the huge post-Super Bowl premiere in February was expected, but its adults 18-49 rating was lower than the first-season premiere too."The New Normal" pulled in so-so numbers for its series premiere following "The Voice," but it also bled more than 45 percent of its lead-in. Elsewhere, the finales of "Hell's Kitchen" and "Masterchef" on FOX and "Bachelor Pad" on ABC were on par with their ratings last week.NBC led the night by a sizable margin, drawing 10 million viewers and a 6.2 rating/10 share in households. FOX (6.3 million, 3.7/6) came in second. CBS averaged 4.8 million viewers and a 3.1/5, though its numbers may change since live coverage of the U.S. Open men's final ate up an hour-plus of primetime.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/09/tv-ratings-the-voice-opens-lower-but-still-rules-monday-new-normal-does-ok.html

'The New Normal' Cast On The Election, One Million Moms and More!

What is “ The New Normal ” (premiere airs Mon., Sept. 10 at 10 p.m. ET; new episodes premiere Tues., Sept. 11 at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBC)? There are a million definitions for what passes as “normal” these days, and Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler ’s new comedy hopes to explore as many of those relationships as possible. From a gay couple David and Bryan ( Justin Bartha and Andrew Rannells ) looking to start a family to the single mom Goldie (Georgia King) and her young daughter Shania (Bebe Wood) looking to start over, “The New Normal” follows their paths colliding, with comedic help from a feisty assistant Rocky ( NeNe Leakes ) and an even feistier grandma Jane (Ellen Barkin) with a lot of opinions. Read More... http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/BrF4EOgHXzw/the-new-normal-premiere_n_1872439.html

The New Normal Series Premiere: Grade It!

Does NBC have a new comedic hit on its hands? Or the latest in a long line of flops? The New Normal was given a special, much-hyped premiere tonight, following the season debut of The Voice . Did Ryan Murphy's latest sitcom, about a gay couple, its surrogate and her unique family, deserve such an unveiling? Did you tune in? Will you continue to do so in its regular time slot on Tuesday evenings? Simply put: What did you think of The New Normal premiere? Grade it now: http://www.tvfanatic.com/2012/09/the-new-normal-series-premiere-grade-it/

'New Normal' series premiere: Will you tune in again?

NBC debuted "The New Normal" Monday night (Sept. 10), the new comedy about a male gay couple (Justin Bartha and Andrew Rannells) who pursue surrogacy via single mom Goldie (Georgia King) in order to start their family. Ellen Barkin also stars as Goldie's grandmother, who is very much against gay marriage and gays as parents. What did you think of the premiere? It's certainly been embroiled in controversy. One Million Moms called for a boycott, and NBC affiliate KSL out of Utah has refused to air it because of possible explicit or crude content. Star Andrew Rannells tells Zap2it that he hopes the very people calling for the boycott tuned in and may see that it's not exactly what they thought it was. "I think they might be surprised that both sides of the gay marriage and gay parent issue is brought up. It's in a comedic way, but both sides are shown," says Rannells.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/09/new-normal-series-premiere-will-you-tune-in-again.html

The 'New Normal': 'Glee' and 'American Horror Story' producer Ryan Murphy shakes up the family comedy

Ryan Murphy helped bring back musicals with his freak-and-geek-tastic FOX series "Glee," and his "American Horror Story" simultaneously scared the wits out of its viewers while making sly observations about the nuclear family at its core.But "The New Normal," the NBC Tuesday comedy premiering Sept. 11, may be Murphy's most surprising and subversive series yet, finding humor and heart in a decidedly shopworn premise: a couple pursuing their dream of becoming parents.The couple in question here is gay: Bryan (Andrew Rannells from Broadway's "The Book of Mormon"), a successful television producer, and David (Justin Bartha, Nicolas Cage's sidekick from the "National Treasure" movies), a sweet-natured gynecologist. Happily in a stable and committed relationship, they desperately want a child to share their lives but become disheartened by the obstacles they face.Enter Goldie (Scottish newcomer Georgia King), a waitress who has fled a dead-end marriage in Ohio to make a fresh start in California with her precocious... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/09/the-new-normal-glee-and-american-horror-story-producer-ryan-murphy-shakes-up-the-family-comedy.html

The New Normal's Georgia King on the Controversy, Ellen Barkin and Accents

A funny thing happened on the drive home recently for The New Normal star Georgia King . "We hadn't been paid yet and I could see my gas meter flashing empty, so I went to get it filled up and I had no money," she tells TVGuide.com. "It's surreal trying to get home on an empty gas tank and looking at billboards of your face." Hopefully such problems will soon be a thing of the past for King, who...  http://www.tvguide.com/News/New-Normal-Georgia-King-1052806.aspx?rss=breakingnews

The New Normal Gets New Home in Utah

The New Normal has a new home. A week after an NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City said it would not air the family comedy, KUCW-TV has picked up the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter . The station, which has ties to the CW, ABC and NBC, will air The New Normal Saturdays at 10/9c, ahead of Saturday Night Live . KUCW-TV also aired...  http://www.tvguide.com/News/New-Normal-Utah-1052572.aspx?rss=breakingnews
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