NBC has picked up a new comedy from a former News Sentinel reporter for the 2012-2013 season.
Ex-Knoxville reporter Ryan Murphy is the executive producer and a writer for “The New Normal,” which NBC announced Tuesday will be on its fall schedule.
“Normal” focuses on two gay men who allow the surrogate mother of their baby to live with them.
The show stars Andrew Rannells (“The Book of Mormon”) and Justin Bartha (“National Treasure”) as a gay couple trying to have a child via surrogate named Goldie (Georgia King), who already has a daughter of her own.
Goldie brings her bigoted mother (Ellen Barkin) into the situation, too.
“Normal” will air 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays.
Besides “Normal,” Murphy will still have “Glee” over on Fox. The musical-comedy moves to 9 p.m. Thursdays beginning in the fall.
He is also behind “American Horror Story,” the ghostly thriller returning next season on FX.
Other new series:
-- “The Revolution” (10 p.m. Mondays). J.J. Abrams is behind this sci-fi drama about the chaos 15 years after a permanent global blackout.
-- “Go On” (9 p.m. Tuesdays). Matthew Perry stars as a widower who shakes up his support group with his unconventional ways.
-- “Animal Practice” (8 p.m. Wednesdays). A colorful vet (Justin Kirk) finds his practice invaded by an ex-lover.
-- “Guys With Kids” (8:30 p.m. Wednesdays). Men in their 30s navigate life as parents.
-- “Chicago Fire” (10 p.m. Wednesdays). In this drama, Windy City firemen adjust to life after losing one of their own.
-- “Do No Harm” (10 p.m. Sundays). Jekyll and Hyde-like drama focuses on a doctor whose inner beast cannot be contained.
© 2012, Knoxville News Sentinel Co.
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