Wow, just wow… only a handful of shows from this season are coming back for the next season on NBC, since after the cancellations of 1600 Penn, Guys With Kids, Deception, Up All Night, Whitney and Brian Williams’ Rock Center, Go On and Smash is now joined by NBC cancelling The New Normal after only a season. The show was praised for pushing the boundaries of broadcast television, but it was after all not that good of a show, ending up in NBC cancelling The New Normal. A show that hopefully will have a big effect on storylines for other shows, even though this show goes into oblivion.
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, “Girls,” “The Book of Mormon”) and David (Justin Bartha, “The Hangover”) 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, “One Day”), 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 (Emmy and Tony Award-winner 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.
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