Set to make another debut (is there anyone who hasn’t seen this pilot yet??) tonight on NBC-TV, THE NEW NORMAL is the latest entry from (up to now) TV genius RYAN MURPHY. A pretty standard half-hour comedy, the series is centered on a committed same-sex couple struggling to add a ‘gayby’ to their family via a down-on-her-luck, single-mom surrogate (herself dealing with a precocious pre-teen and an outspoken bigoted mother).
Already the target of a boycott by the NBC affiliate station in Utah, the series is obviously touching on hot-button issues in the news today. We sat down with cast members JUSTIN BARTHA, GEORGIA KING and ANDREW RANNELLS at a recent Television Critics Association press event and they talked about the election year timing of the release of the show.