Fans of Andrew Rannells' acerbic 'Girls' character Elijah were disappointed to see the actor taking a reduced role in season 2 to accommodate his commitment to NBC's 'The New Normal,' but, well, we all know how that turned out. Rannells has been confirmed to return for 'Girls' season 3 in 2014, but should the Lena Dunham-scripted dramedy make it to season 4 in 2015, Rannells will count himself among the series regulars.
The New Normal
And the house cleaning continues at NBC! Just hours after announcing the cancellation of 'Go On' and a number of NBC series, along with a surprising renewal for 'Community' NBC has officially bid adieu to struggling musical drama 'Smash,' as well as Ryan Murphy's freshman dramedy 'The New Normal.' Find out what else is kaput at NBC inside!
Despite the fact that 'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy's flagship series has yet to secure an official season 5 pickup, while NBC's 'The New Normal' remains on the bubble, Murphy has already begun the search for his post 'American Horror Story: Coven' success story. New reports claim the prolific producer will next shop a racy new sexuality drama to premium cable, but will Murphy's 'Open' live up to its namesake?
Dare we say it, is NBC in the beginnings of a comeback? Though consistently beaten in the ratings by the likes of CBS, FOX, and ABC, the peacock has been on an upswing this season with a number of buzz-worthy shows, as well as a rare win in the recent premiere week. Well, you've got to go with what works, so here's to full-season orders of 'Revolution,' and the network's new hit comedies 'Go On' and 'The New Normal!'
Before the first season of 'American Horror Story' hit the air, Ryan Murphy fans questioned whether he'd have enough time to manage it alongside FOX's 'Glee.' When 'The New Normal' went to series at NBC, people questioned whether he'd have time fore it, 'Glee,' and 'American Horror Story.' Now, Murphy's time will become even more precious as he develops a new hourlong drama with FOX, and yet another NBC comedy! But, do the new projects sound any good?
Considering the pilot episode alone boasted a cameo appearance by Gwyneth Paltrow, it should have been fairly obvious that Ryan Murphy's NBC hit 'The New Normal' wasn't going to be hurting for guest stars anytime soon. Among the latest to join the show's freshman season are legendary 'Star Trek' star and LGBT icon George Takei, along with fashion star Nicole Richie. But how big will either appearance be, and when can we expect them?
Take that, Utah! Just days after Utah TV affiliate KSL-TV refused to air NBC's upcoming Ryan Murphy comedy 'The New Normal,' NBC has beaten them to the punch by putting the pilot episode of its controversial new series online! But where can viewers catch 'The New Normal,' and what will be done for those who can't watch beyond the pilot episode?
For all his television omnipotence after the goodwill earned from break-away successes like 'Glee' and 'American Horror Story,' it seems like Ryan Murphy has one enemy he's yet to conquer: Mormons! Utah-based KSL-TV has struck again with their refusal to air content it finds objectionable, this time taking aim at Ryan Murphy's forthcoming NBC sitcom 'The New Normal.' What are they saying about the new series, and how will Utah get its Ryan Murphy fix?