Throw out your idea of a traditional family and usher in an open mind with NBC's new comedy "The New Normal."
The show follows the story of a married, gay couple that desire to have a baby. Bryan (Andrew Rannells) conceives the idea and views his life as incomplete until he gets his own "miniature person" after seeing a little boy while shopping. He immediately begins working on convincing his better half. His partner and eye candy of the show, David (Justin Bartha), is portrayed as the tougher, beer-drinking and sports-watching half of the duo, while Bryan is the one whose eye is constantly on fashion and all things cute.
Limited by their physical incapacity to have a child together, Bryan and David seek out the help of Expanding Families, a service to help Bryan and David find the perfect carrier of their child.
Enter Goldie (Georgia King). Goldie is a young, aspiring lawyer whose dreams were interrupted when she was knocked up at a young age. Seizing an opportunity to start anew, Goldie heads west from Ohio. It is never easy to start fresh, especially when you leave town in your grandmother's car. Viewers should appreciate the sarcastic humor that is written into snarky grandmother Jane's (Ellen Barkin) character, but she is written as a bossy, aggressive and racist character. Jane's disagreement with Goldie's decision to carry a baby for a gay couple leaves Goldie with a decision between pleasing the grandmother that raised her or conceiving for a couple she wants to help and $35,000 that would pay for law school.
Goldie's daughter Shania (Bebe Wood) and Bryan's assistant Rocky (NeNe Leakes) also are listed as major characters for coming episodes.