The New Normal, a comedy from Glee’s Ryan Murphy and Allison Adler about a gay couple and a woman who becomes a surrogate to help them have children, has been given a series order by NBC, reportsEntertainment Weekly.
The series is described as a “heartwarming comedy about a blended family.” The Hangover’s Justin Bartha and The Book of Mormon’s Andrew Rannells will play the young couple and Scottish actress Georgia King has been cast as the woman who helps the two men begin their family. Ellen Barkin will play the surrogate’s glamorous grandmother. Rannells is currently stealing scenes on HBO’s Girls, in which he plays Elijah, the gay ex-boyfriend of Lena Dunham’s character, Hannah. Nene Leakes has also been cast in a recurring role. The New Normal’s pilot was written by Murphy and Adler.