The New Normal is an American television sitcom created by Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler which revolves around a gay couple with successful careers who decide they want a child and find a waitress and single mother looking to escape her dead-end life and small-minded grandmother to be their surrogate.
The series aired in the USA on NBC from 10 September, 2012 to 2 April, 2013. There are 22 episodes in one season.
The series originally aired in South Africa on M-Net (simulcast in HD) from 26 October, 2012 to 24 May, 2013, initially on Fridays at 19h00. It went on hiatus after Episode 11 (which aired on 4 January 2013) to accommodate a similar hiatus in the USA. It resumed with Episode 12 on Friday 15 March 2013, at 19h00 and moved to the 20h00 timeslot from Episode 15 (which aired on 5 April) on. New episodes broadcast weekly.
The New Normal premiered on Vuzu on Monday 15 July 2013, at 17h30. New episodes broadcast daily, on weekdays.
These days, families come in all forms - single dads, double moms, sperm donors, egg donors, one-night-stand donors... It's 2012 and anything goes.
Bryan (Andrew Rannells) and David (Justin Bartha) are a Los Angeles couple and they have it all. Well, almost. With successful careers and a committed, loving partnership, there is one thing that this couple is missing: a baby.
And just when they think the stars will never align, enter Goldie (Georgia King), an extraordinary young woman with a checkered past.
A Midwestern waitress and single mother looking to escape her dead-end life and small-minded grandmother (Ellen Barkin), Goldie decides to change everything and move to L.A. with her precocious eight-year-old daughter.
Desperate and broke - but also fertile - Goldie quickly becomes the guys' surrogate and quite possibly the girl of their dreams. Surrogate mother, surrogate family.
Ryan Murphy serves as creator/executive producer and director along with creator/executive producer Ali Adler (Glee, Chuck) and executive producer Dante Di Loreto (Glee, American Horror Story).
The New Normal is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Ryan Murphy Productions.
Season 1 (22 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 26 Oct 2012 | Finale: 24 May 2013 | Fri, 19h00/20h00
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 15 Jul 2013 | Finale: 13 Aug 2013 | Weekdays, 17h30