NBC, 20th TV and Ryan Murphy & Ali Adler have assembled the unconventional family at the center of their comedy pilot The New Normal. The Hangover and National Treasure co-star Justin Bartha has been tapped to star in the single-camera project, along with Scottish actress Georgia King in her U.S. TV debut. The New Normal, co-written by the Glee duo of Murphy and Adler and to be directed by Murphy, is described as a heartwarming comedy about a blended family of a gay couple, Bryan (Andrew Rannells) and David (Bartha), a gynecologist, and a woman, cash-strapped waitress and mother of one Goldie (King), who becomes a surrogate to help them have a child. Rounding out the principal cast of the pilot is recently cast Ellen Barkin as Goldie’s glamorous/bigoted grandmother. Adler, Murphy and Dante Di Loreto executive produce. This marks Bartha’s return to television and NBC where he starred in the short-lived 2006 comedy Teachers. King is with Paradigm and U.K.’s Rights House.
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