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The New Normal: Season 1 (2012-2013)



Critic Consensus: The New Normal is heartfelt and briskly paced, but it suffers from one-dimensional characters and jarring tonal shifts.


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Los Angeles gay couple Bryan (Andrew Rannells) and David (Justin Bartha) start a family with the help of Goldie (Georgia King), a single mother to nine-year-old Shania (Bebe Wood), who becomes their surrogate in this sitcom from Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler. Goldie's conservative grandmother Jane (Ellen Barkin) follows her to L.A. and causes drama for them all.


Bebe Wood
as Shania
John Benjamin Hickey
as Father Michael
Shannen Doherty
as Kelly Kapowski
Marlo Thomas
as Nancy Niles
Leisha Hailey
as Victoria
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Critic Reviews for The New Normal: Season 1

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (25)

There's enough good in the first episode to make me hope the show can grow into a comedy half as strong as the show that clearly inspired it, "Modern Family."

September 10, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

It's also fast and funny. As long as Ryan continues to mix humor from the cute and the curdled sides of the aisle, this show will entertain.

September 10, 2012 | Full Review…

The New Normal wants what Modern Family is having. But if we're going to catapult from South Park to a Hallmark movie, we need a smoother ride.

September 10, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The New Normal is cheap and hectoring, to the point where random dwarves, deaf people and politically correct totems turn to the camera to lecture the viewers that "abnormal is the new normal."

September 10, 2012 | Full Review…

Barkin makes nastiness a lot of fun.

September 10, 2012 | Full Review…

Move past them into the pilot and the problems begin.

September 10, 2012 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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