Ryan Murphy's 'The New Normal' show that just got picked up by NBC has a great new trailer that features NeNe Leakes going up against Ellen Barkin in her 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta' style.
Ryan Murphy's latest show tells the story of gay couple Brian (played by Andrew Rannells – Girls, The Book of Mormon) and David (played by Justin Bartha – The Hangover), who are having a baby via surrogate mom Goldie (played by Georgia King – One Day). Ellen Barkin comes to the small screen to play the grandmother and an interesting foil to NeNe Leakes 'Rocky' who's is friends with the couple.
Murphy has definitely taken a liking to the 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta' star, and she's been given a recurring role in this show along with his 'Glee'. I'm sure this will mix in well on Season 5 of the Atlanta show since NeNe's been having fun letting everyone know how rich she is. Last season she was cashing 'Donald Trump' checks, and this season she can say she's cashing Ryan Murphy checks.
[callout title=The New Normal Synopsis]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 and David are a Beverly Hills couple and they have it all. Well, almost. With successful careers and a committed and loving partnership, the one thing missing is a baby. And just when they think the stars will never align, enter Goldie, 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, 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.
From Emmy-winning hit-maker Ryan Murphy (“American Horror Story,” “Glee,” “Nip/Tuck”) and starring Justin Bartha (“The Hangover,” “The Hangover Part II”), Andrew Rannells (star of Broadway sensation “The Book of Mormon”) and Ellen Barkin (“The Big Easy”) comes a fresh new comedy about the new normal family.[/callout]