News for The New Normal

What's Hot Today

Matt Bomer As Bryan's Ex On 'The New Normal'

Thanks to the magic of Twitter, we've got our first look at Matt Bomer's guest spot on NBC's " The New Normal ," courtesy of executive producer Ali Adler. Early Monday, Adler tweeted a shot of Bomer with the comedy's leads, Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha. Bomer is set to appear in an an upcoming episode as Bryan's (Rannells) "sexy ex-boyfriend," according to EP Ryan Murphy, who tweeted the news . Since Bryan and David recently got engaged, we're wondering if Bomer's appearance is designed to stir up some jealousy ... And if your partner has an ex who looks like that, who wouldn't be intimidated? Read More... //

Top Moments: Liz Lemon Gets Married and Lindsay Lohan Is Liz

Our top moments of the week: 15. Best Alternate Reality: On The New Normal , David reveals the surprising way he thought his life would turn out. He always thought he would have a son to play catch and drink lemonade with, but instead of marrying a man, his childhood dream involved marrying Brenda Walsh, aka Shannon Doherty, who makes a hilarious and unexpected cameo in the show's opening moments. 9021... //

The New Normal Episode 11 “The XY Factor”

The New Normal  "The XY Factor" Episode 11 airs Tuesday, November 27, 2012 on NBC (10:30-11 p.m. ET – Special Time). Episode Synopsis:  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. Read More... //

The New Normal Episode 10 “Pardon Me”

The New Normal  "Pardon Me" Episode 10 airs Tuesday, November 20, 2012 on NBC (10:30-11 p.m. ET – Special Time). Episode Synopsis:  After recalling the disastrous dinners of Thanksgivings past, Bryan (Andrew Rannells), David (Justin Bartha), Goldie (Georgia King), Shania (Bebe Wood) and Rocky (NeNe Leakes) decide that this year they are going to enjoy the holiday with their new family. Later, after realizing the horrible fates of the turkeys at the farm a sensitive Shania and Bryan pardon all of them and take them home as new pets. Read More... //

The New Normal Episode 9 “Unplugged”

The New Normal  "Unplugged" Episode 9 airs Tuesday, November 13, 2012 on NBC (10:30-11 p.m. ET – Special Time). Episode Synopsis:  When technology begins to interrupt their lives Bryan (Andrew Rannells), David (Justin Bartha), Goldie (Georgia King) and Shania (Bebe Wood) reluctantly give up their various electronic devices for one day. Shania, however, takes it one step further by suggesting  they give up all modern technology including heated toilet seats . Meanwhile, Rocky (NeNe Leakes) unleashes an online beast when she shows Jane (Ellen Barkin) how to use twitter. Hoping to gain more followers, Jane posts a private video from Bryan which was meant to surprise David on their future wedding day. Shocked at the invasion of privacy, Bryan is appalled until the cast of his show "Sing" tells him what they think of the tweet. Read More... //

The New Normal Episode 7 “The Godparent Trap”

The New Normal  "The Godparent Trap" Episode 7 airs Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 on NBC (9:30-10 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis:  When Rocky (NeNe Leakes) talks about being her nieces godmother, Bryan (Andrew Rannells) begins to think about the traditions of his catholic upbringing. Looking to get back to his roots he visits a nearby church where Father Michael (guest star John Benjamin Hickey, "The Big C") gives him some unexpected advice. Later, wanting to appoint godparents for their baby-to-be, Bryan and David (Justin Bartha) reach out to their friends Tiffany (guest star Constance Zimmer, "Entourage") and Victoria (guest star Leisha Haley, "The L Word") only to discover that they are dealing with their own parenting dilemmas. Georgia King and Bebe Wood also star. Read More... //

'New Normal': Are lamb sliders gay?

Republicans and Democrats? Covered. Race relations? Check. What politics-masked-as-sitcom plot were we hammered over the head with tonight? Gay marriage! "When you find someone who gets you for who you are, you want to be with that person, no matter what anyone else has to say about it," young Shania says to the crowd at her fake-wedding to Wilbur. Did the writers think to themselves, "Okay, we’ll make Shania say this moving line about love conquers all and then all the bigots out there will realize that even if she’s talking about her fake elementary school romance, she could be talking about all couples. They’ll exclaim, ‘Wait! She could be talking about gay people! I’m pro-gay marriage! Where can I register to vote?’" If only that speech had been 1/100th as moving as when David proposed to Bryan before the sonogram of their future child. I wish the writers would show us the sentiments they’re trying to get across, not just tell us. That being said, you can’t always show a great line of dialogue, so here are my three favorite lines of the night. //

Matt Bomer to guest on 'The New Normal'

Matt Bomer has just collared another Ryan Murphy gig: a guest spot on freshman NBC comedy  The New Normal . The  White Collar  star — who appeared on Murphy’s  Glee  last season — will play "the sexy ex-boyfriend" of Bryan (Andrew Rannells), series creator Murphy announced on his  Twitter  feed today. Read More... //

The New Normal (NBC) “Bryanzilla” Episode 6

The New Normal  "Bryanzilla" Episode 6 airs Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 on NBC (9:30-10 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis:  Shania (Bebe Wood) announces that she and her classmate are "pretend" engaged and are going to hold an imaginary wedding. Thrilled with the idea of the upcoming nuptials, Bryan (Andrew Rannells) enlists the help of a reluctant Rocky (NeNe Leakes) and dives head first into planning the event of the season. Goldie (Georgia King) supports her daughter’s fairy tale, but Jane (Ellen Barkin) attempts to shut down the ceremony. Later, David (Justin Bartha) discovers just how important this party is for Bryan and he makes a life-changing decision. Read More... //

NBC Picks Up Freshman Series ‘Revolution’, ‘Go On’ and ‘The New Normal’ for Full Seasons

The new fall TV season  is just a little over a week old, but already one of the major networks – NBC – has decided to stick with three of its new shows, giving the drama  Revolution  and the comedies  Go On and  The New Normal  the first full-season renewals of the TV season. ‘Revolution’ is the apocalyptic story of what would happen in the U.S. if one day all technology simply stopped working, never coming back on. The series follows young adult Charlie Matheson (Tracy Spiridakos), who treks across the country in search of her kidnapped brother Danny (Graham Rogers); seeking help from her estranged uncle Miles Matheson (Billy Burke). Read More... //