Scoop: THE NEW NORMAL on NBC - Tuesday, December 4, 2012
"Baby Proofing" - David (Justin Bartha) hires Carla, (guest star Cheri Oteri, SATURDAY NIGHT L IVE) a baby proofer to make the house safer, but instead of creating a sense of security, it puts a wedge between him and Bryan (Andrew Rannells) causing them to bicker. Meanwhile, in the process of decorating the Christmas tree and getting into the holiday spirit, it is revealed that eggnog makes Jane (Ellen Barkin) an unusually nice person. Later, Bryan and Jane attend a Hollywood party at Los Angeles realtor to the stars Nancy Niles’ (guest star Marlo Thomas, THAT GIRL) house that will turn out to be the boost that Jane has been looking for. Georgia King and Bebe Wood also star.

THE NEW NORMAL airs on NBC on Tuesday, December 4 at 9:30pm!
These days, families come in all forms single dads, double moms, sperm donors, egg donors, one-night-stand donors! It's 2012 and anything goes. Bryan (Andrew Rannells, GIRLS, THE BOOK OF MORMON) and David (Justin Bartha, THE HANGOVER) are a Los Angeles couple and they have it all. Well, almost. With successful careers and a committed, loving partnership, there is one thing that this couple is missing: a baby. And just when they think the stars will never align, enter Goldie (Georgia King, ONE DAY), an extraordinary young woman with a checkered past. A midwestern waitress and single mother looking to escape her dead-end life and small-minded grandmother (Emmy and Tony Award-winner Ellen Barkin), Goldie decides to change everything and move to L.A. with her precocious eight year-old daughter. Desperate and broke but also fertile Goldie quickly becomes the guys' surrogate and quite possibly the girl of their dreams. Surrogate mother, surrogate family.

Andrew Rannells sends up boss in 'New Normal'

Imagine imitating your boss on a weekly basis.

Now exaggerate him a little.

That's Andrew Rannells' job on "The New Normal," an NBC sitcom in which he plays a heightened version of Ryan Murphy, the show's executive producer (and man behind "Glee," "Nip/Tuck" and "American Horror Story").

"It's really kind of fun," Rannells says. "We have very similar senses of humor. We both come from the Midwest -- he's from Indiana, I'm from Nebraska -- and we're very similar in a lot of ways."

The two diverge a bit when it comes to clothing.

"The clothes on this show are ridiculous," the Omaha native admits. "I'm terrified that I'm going to be walking off the set in some of that ----. If I start wearing them on the weekends, that could be a problem."

In the series, Rannells is the producer of a show extremely similar to "Glee." He and his partner (played by Justin Bartha) have hired a surrogate to carry their baby.

A page from real life? Murphy's yes. Rannells', no.

NEW NORMAL's Oteri on Wendy Williams

Monday, December 3, 2012
The New Normal.

From SNL fame, the hilarious Cheri Oteri tells us about her guest starring role on the hit NBC show, “The New Normal,” and off Broadway show, “Newsical the Musical.”


Jayson Blair (from “The New Normal”) gives Zooey magazine the scoop on his pet peeves, current playlist and favorite hobbies.

Photo by Vince Trupsin.

Episode 1.11 - BABYPROOF Promotional Stills


Vanessa: Anything on New Normal's Rocky?? She's my favorite character right now.

Have you ever wanted to see a Rocky drag queen? How about a drag queen who looks like Nana? In episode 12, you'll get to feast your eyes on both. Plus, Shania will come face to face with some mean girls, and guess who sets their sights on revenge against them?

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Bartha gives the greatest expressions!