NBC has released the first episode of The New Normal online. The peacock network will be airing the pilot on regular television starting next Tuesday night, at 9:30pm. We’d like to know if you think it’ll be quickly cancelled, a moderate success, or a big hit?
For those who haven’t heard about it, The New Normal was created by Glee’s Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler. The show revolves around a gay couple, Bryan (Andrew Rannells) and David (Justin Bartha), who are successful professionally and have a long-standing committed relationship. They want to have a family however and need help.
They meet Goldie (Georgia King), a young single mom who’s trying to support her young daughter (Bebe Wood) and who dreams of becoming a lawyer. Goldie volunteers to become their surrogate and Bryan and David will in turn help her — much to the dismay of Goldie’s Archie Bunker-like grandmother, Jane (Ellen Barkin). In today’s world, loving families come in a myriad of shapes, sizes, and configurations. Different it seems has become the “new normal.”
Once the other networks have their shows in place, The New Normal will be airing opposite ABC’s Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23, CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles, The Mindy Project on FOX, and The CW’s Emily Owens, MD. NBC has ordered 13 episodes of The New Normal to start.
Before you share your opinion below, here are some interviews, a preview, and the full pilot:
So, what do you think? Does The New Normal look like a hit? Will you tune in, DVR the show, or skip it altogether? Do you think releasing the first episode online will help or hurt the show’s ratings?