Tuesday, September 11, 2012

New Normal: What's So Funny About Guys Raising Kids?

What's So Funny About Guys Raising Kids?
The Atlantic
The most superficially important difference between The New Normal, which begins airing on Tuesday, and Guys With Kids, which premieres Wednesday, is that the men in the first show are a gay couple, and in the latter, they are three heterosexual buddies.

The Atlantic 

'The New Normal' Review: Ryan Murphy Up To His Old Tricks
Huffington Post
It's not surprising that networks are metaphorically clawing each others' eyes out to work with Ryan Murphy, the co-creator of "Glee," "American Horror Story" and his latest effort, "The New Normal." He's proven time and again that he's a master at ...

The New Normal Backlash: Will It Help Or Hurt The NBC Comedy?
Cinema Blend
Then the very same Utah station that has recently banned The New Normal, KSL in Utah, banned the series. Advertisers dropped out. The show premiered to 5 million viewers and then dropped off drastically, resulting in a cancellation after only 3 ...

Cinema Blend

Critic's Guide to Monday TV: The New Normal, Crimson Petal, Katie Joins Daytime
Seattle Post Intelligencer
My Two Dads was never like this. Which is partly the point of NBC's The New Normal, a biting yet sweet-at-heart sitcom that bucks current network comedy trends by actually being about something - in this case, a hot-button social issue so polarizing to ...

“New Normal” Star Justin Bartha: “I Hope Some People Are Offended”
I hope people are offended by it. Hopefully it will be a conversation piece. There will be families that love it for a what it is—a story about families. And the people who offend by it will talk about why their offended with other people, and maybe ...

The New Normal's Georgia King on the Controversy, Ellen Barkin and Accents
Seattle Post Intelligencer
The New Normal, created by Glee's Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler, premieres Monday at 10/9c on NBC, but it's already been in the headlines for months thanks first to a boycott by the group One Million Moms and more recently when NBC's Salt Lake City ...

Democrats Give Us the 'New Normal'
Town Hall
Now that we're past the convention, let's take a moment to ask, “Are the Democrats really this nuts?” If the November election is solely about the economy, why did the Democrats boot God and Jerusalem from their platform at the Democratic National ...

'The New Normal,' 'Guys With Kids,' 'Ben And Kate': Which Fall TV Show Is ...
Huffington Post
'The New Normal,' 'Guys With Kids,' 'Ben And Kate': Which Fall TV Show Is Right For You? The Huffington Post | By Lori Fradkin Posted: 09/10/2012 11:55 am Updated: 09/10/2012 11:55 am. reddit stumble · Share on Google+. Get Parents Alerts: Sign Up ...

'New Normal': a promise to be kept or broken?
Boston Globe
Painful admission: Last year at this time, as the network premieres rained down upon us and dampened my judgment, I liked the pilot for “2 Broke Girls.” The CBS sitcom promised to be a positive, witty portrayal of single women. Yeah, right. Promise is ...

Boston Globe

REIT Dividend Yields: New Low Rates Are Normal, But Not A 'New Normal'
Seeking Alpha
Over the course of my career analyzing companies and markets as well as managing investment portfolios, I have been very careful to avoid the use of the words/phrase "bubble", "it's different this time" and the currently popular "new normal". While ...

NBC finds a 'New Normal': Good comedy
Pre- and post-show controversies are par for the TV course with Ryan Murphy, the man behind such shows as Nip/Tuck, Glee, American Horror Story and now NBC's TheNew Normal (* * * ½ out of four, Monday, 10 ET/PT) — which gets a special preview...


'The New Normal': Daddies dearest
Washington Post
“The New Normal” (premieres at 10 p.m., NBC; second episode airs Tuesday at 9:30 p.m.) Ryan Murphy's relentlessly strong (and even hyperactive) instinct for TV concepts and characters is always a pleasure to watch at the start — think of those initial ...

The New Normal
NBC's most promising new half-hour, "The New Normal" exhibits some of the excesses audiences have come to expect from "Glee" and "Nip/Tuck" creator Ryan Murphy, but also contains heart and a message. More unabashedly political than most network ...


Ellen Gray: 'The New Normal' previews Monday at 10 p.m. on NBC
Philadelphia Daily News
Leo Tolstoy didn't write for television, but if he did, he probably could have predicted that NBC's "The New Normal," a show from "Glee" producer Ryan Murphy that's about two guys paying a woman $35,000 to have their baby, might run into a few problems ...

Philadelphia Daily News

Tuned In: 'The New Normal' is at its funniest when concentrating on outrageous ...
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
There's definite bite to the humor in NBC's "The New Normal," and that's sure to attract as many viewers as it will repel. This single-camera comedy (re: no laugh track), with a pilot script by series creators Ryan Murphy ("Glee," "American Horror ...

NeNe Leakes on Glee's Coach Roz vs. The New Normal's Rocky: Which ...
She's already been a star on The Real Housewives of Atlanta and a hilarious guest star on Glee, but tonight, NeNe Leakes (Coach Roz) will make her debut on yet another TV show. Glee creator Ryan Murphy is bringing the former reality star on board his ...

The trouble with 'Normal'
Boston Herald
Ryan Murphy sure likes to rile up the masses. The manic maestro behind such over-the-top shows as “Glee,” “Nip/Tuck” and “American Horror Story” takes a stab at a family sitcom with NBC's “TheNew Normal.” ...

Digital the “new normal” for media firms
South Africa's entertainment and media companies have reached the “end of the digital beginning”, with digital activities now becoming the “new normal” for traditional media companies, according to a report by professional services firm, PwC.


As sitcoms go, The New Normal is perfectly normal
Globe and Mail
Yo, what is this “new normal” thing that gets bandied around? I mean, what's weird that is now normal? Is it the venom directed at that young woman Kristen Stewart who had a fling with some guy while dating another guy and is now the subject of the ...

Globe and Mail

How Will 'The Voice' & "The New Normal' Premieres Rate? (Polls)
The official start of the new season is still a couple of weeks away, but some shows are premiering in those two weeks, including tonight's premieres of The Voice and Go On (and for sports fans, a Monday Night Football doubleheader). The Voice's third ...


TV reviews: “Ben and Kate,” “Go On,” “The Mindy Project” and “The New Normal”
The Trinitonian
“The New Normal,” a half-hour dramedy about a gay couple and their surrogate, from “Glee” producers Ryan Murphy and Allison Adler would likely feel similarly fresh had I been able to view it objectively. As it stands, however, I could not get past the ...

The Trinitonian

TV review: Get over it; give 'The New Normal' a chance
RedEye Chicago (blog)
Comedies aren't easy to create or sustain. What one person finds funny, another will think is offensive. What someone considers a stereotype too broad to overlook, another will give a pass because they laughed at themselves or the absurdity of the joke.

Scheduling for show isn't 'The New Normal'
Toronto Sun
The New Normal Executive Producer Dante Di Loreto and actresses Nene Leakes Bebe Wood (BL-BR) Actors Andrew Rannells, Georgia King and Justin Bartha speak onstage at 'The New Normal' panel during day 4 of the NBCUniversal portion of the 2012 ...

10 Big Questions About The Fall 2012 TV Season
You'll finally have honest-to-God new episodes of shows you actually look forward, even if tonight's slate (The Voice, The New Normal, and Go On) is on the lackluster side. But hey, Parenthood and Sons of Anarchy are back tomorrow, and on Saturday, SNL.


TV Critics Root for NBC's Gay-com With Cruel Callista-Schlafly Villain
NewsBusters (blog)
Media liberals are rooting for NBC's two-gay-dads sitcom The New Normal. USA Today TV critic Robert Bianco made it number two on his favorite new shows: “For the most part, Normal plays like a lovely, small movie, mixing humorous moments with sweet, ...

Ahead of the Curve: Weekly pop culture calendar
CNN (blog)
And then at 9 p.m., don't miss the first episode of Ryan Murphy's new comedy, "The New Normal." Tuesday. The final four compete on "So You Think You Can Dance" starting at 8 p.m. ET on Fox. Following the first night of blind auditions on "The Voice" at ...

Fall 2012: As Broadcast Season Kicks Off, Where Do Networks …
This week marks the unofficial start of the 2012-13 broadcast season with the season premiere of NBC's The Voice tonight, followed by the debuts of new NBC comedies Go On, The New Normaland Guys With Kids and the season openers of NBC's ...

Dave's DVR, September 10-16: 'Katie,' 'The Voice,' 'The Ring'
The New Normal A new family comedy, from the creator of “Glee.” 9 p.m. WDSU. Tuesday. Great Performances at the Met: The Rhine Gold The first opera of “The Ring” cycle, with parts two, three and four to follow at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.


TV review: The New Normal
Columbus Alive
NBC's new Ryan Murphy (creator of hit series “Glee” and “American Horror Story”) comedy about a gay couple finding a surrogate wastes any positives with a terrible sense of taste and humor. Goldie (Georgia King) is a wonderful mother to her precocious ...

Columbus Alive

'The New Normal' review: Hilarious and heartwarming comedy - Zap2it
By Drusilla Moorhouse
Glee” creator Ryan Murphy's sweet sitcom about the unique family bond between a gay couple and the surrogate mother they hire might become the sitcom success NBC so desperately needs.
From Inside the Box

'The New Normal: 'Glee' Parallels, Real Families, Politics and 7 ...
By Lesley Goldberg
Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler are drawing from a subject close to their hearts in NBC's The New Normal: gay families. The showrunners -- both openly gay -- put the spotlight on two aspiring dads in a quest to grow their family on ...

'The New Normal' Is Less New Than Normal - PopMatters
By Maysa Hattab
A cartoonish confirmation of every liberals worst suspicions of conservatives, Jane is a racist, sexist, homophobic gun-toting harridan in a skirt suit.

Justin Bartha talks 'the New Normal' in Gay Rights - Talking Liberally ...
By Talking Liberally Staff
Hangover Star, Justin Bartha, speaks with John Fugelsang about his new show “The New Normal.”
Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller

The new normal: interactive timeline of 2012 - Watching the Deniers
By Watching the Deniers
Hat tip Think Progress, an interactive time line of extreme events. Click on the following link – just brilliant: So how bad has it really been? Below we have put together a timeline of extreme climate and weather events in 2012. We have by no ...
Watching the Deniers

Stocks are approching their 'new normal' valuation - Covestor
By Michael Tarsala
The S&P 500 does not look expensive based on the forward valuation that many investors are used to seeing, but it's getting close based on the “new normal”.

'The New Normal' is a bumpy ride - Celebrity - eWallstreeter
'The New Normal' is a bumpy ride. From: Entertainment - NY Daily News - 7:00am - September 10, 2012. NBC'S “The New Normal” doesn't need to be a better vessel for some mythic traditional American morality. Continue reading this article ...

New NBC Comedy "The New Normal" Airs Monday Night ...
By Joi-Marie McKenzie
Amanda Edwards/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Following the season premiere of The Voice on Monday night, NBC will preview a new comedy: The New Normal. The Hangover's Justin Bartha and Girls actor Andrew Rannells play a gay couple ...
Entertainment News - ABC News Radio

The New Normal from Amazon: Cross-Post of My Press Conference
By Len Edgerly
The New Normal from Amazon: Cross-Post of My Press Conference Column for Kindle Nation Daily. Click here for Kindle Nation Daily link. September 7, 2012. Amazon is shortening the half-life of normal. That's my impression the morning ...
The Kindle Chronicles

'The New Normal' is the new, well—normal - Good As You:: Gay and ...
By G-A-Y
Gay marriage may not be the law of the land, but it has become a cornerstone of network television. NBC calls its new comedy about a homosexual couple adopting a baby “The New Normal,” and that kind of understates it. There is nothing ...
Good As You

The new normal.... | Advanced Studies
By James Olds
It's eleven years after that crisp Fall day when fear suddenly became part of of the American psyche. This morning, on the eve of the anniversary, the weather is eerily similar to that morning. But after a decade, there is a new normal to living ...
Advanced Studies

bill mckibben — A Summer of Extremes Signifies the New Normal ...
By studio
English: Downtown Traverse City, MI, USA, as v... Just as the baseball season now stretches nearly into November, and the National Football League keeps adding games, so the summer season is in danger of extending on both ends, a kind ...
Progressive Radio Network | Progressi...

The New Normal - Episode 1.02 - Sofa's Choice - Promotional ...
By Ben
The New Normal - Episode 1.02 - Sofa's Choice - Promotional Photos Posted by Ben at Monday, September 10, 2012. Labels: The New Normal · Tweet. Click to Read our Comment Policy. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments ...
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The new normal: Businesses could face austerity for years to come
The new normal: Businesses could face austerity for years to come, It's been three years since the recession technically ended in June 2009, but many small ...
The New Normal Premieres Online to Mixed Reviews « Tamara Tattles
Nene Leakes latest sitcom venture The New Normal has been embroiled in controversy from the outset. There were the usual …Continue reading »
SheWired - Watch: 'The New Normal' Pilot Episode
The premiere episode of The New Normal, a comedy about two gay men (Justin Bartha and Andrew Rannells) who decide to have a child through a surrogate ...

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