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Watch NBC's The New Normal Premiere Online Now (VIDEO)


All hail the immediacy of technology! Following in the footsteps of Fox, which recently released its two new fall comedy pilots online ahead of the shows' scheduled premiere dates, NBC has posted new Ryan Murphy comedy The New Normal online for all the (U.S.-based) internet to see. The network undoubtedly hopes to generate as much web-buzz as robotically possible before the series makes its official debut two weeks from now—on Tuesday, September 11 at 9:30pm, to be exact.

The New Normal stars Andrew Rannells (Girls) and Justin Bartha (The Hangover) as Bryan and David, a gay couple who are happily living out their lives in Los Angeles in a successful, committed relationship. On the surface, they have it all. Under the surface, however, they feel a void where a baby could be. So they enlist a young, newly single mother—Goldie—to be their surrogate baby mama. But with a checkered past that's riddled by a dead-end waitressing career and an overbearing single-minded grandmother (Ellen Barkin), is Goldie really up for the task?

Sure, it might sound like it's just a zany comedy out to more-or-less exploit what it means to be a gay couple trying to build a family. And sure, it might seem weird that the cast for some reason includes Real Housewives Atlanta reality star NeNe Leakes. But considering the forces behind the show—Murphy (Glee, Chuck) is working with Ali Adler (Glee, American Horror Story) and executive producer Dante Di Loreto (Glee, American Horror Story)—it might just be worth checking those expectations at the door and watching the pilot for yourself.

I'll even make it easy for you: You don't have to GO anywhere! Watch it right here, right now, via the embed below. (You can also watch it at NBC.com, I guess, if you want.)



So, what did you think? Will you be tuning in for the whole season, for a few more episodes, or not at all?


The New Normal airs Thursday nights at 9:30pm starting September 11 on NBC.

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It started off kinda iffy, but it got better and better as it went on! I think it was cos in the beginning it was showing 2 separate worlds (Bryan and David/ Goldie) but then they met and it became the show that it's gonna be. I'll definitely be watching Tuesday :)

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its pretty good but i need to see a few more episodes first. Not sure if it's a keeper yet. But i absolutley love Justin Bartha.
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Not going to lie but the first episode was funny as hell.
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The pilot of TNN was a good start. Funny. I just hope it continues to live up to its potential. But I gotta say that it hold a dim candle to "Husbands" - written by Jane Espenson and Brad Bell - now THAT is a comedy that'll make you laugh, think and want to share with all your friends. Google "lovehusbands" to see what I mean!
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I enjoyed the pilot. Looking forward to more. Nana reminded me of Lucille Bluth in a way.
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my biggest problem is that there were some lines that i couldn't understand if they were meant to be jokes or if they were for real and then, kinda offensive. i hate the grandmother. it's just not funny.



another thing i didn't like is the effeminate/macho combo of the couple, as if one has to be the "woman" and the other has to be the "man". i wish they would tone that down a notch. maybe if they watched a couple of episodes of "up all night".



however, overall, i enjoyed it and i think it has some heart.
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I had high hopes that this show would use humor to promote and increase understanding and acceptance. instead, it simply demonstrates narrow-minded, intolerant bigotry of another sort.. If the creators' intention was to win a large audience and use that to broaden minds and attitudes, they are going about it exactly the wrong way.. You can't win people over if they don't listen to your argument, and they will never listen to your argument if you start out by taking gratuitous pot shots and calling them intolerant, racist bigots. All that proves is that you are an intolerant bigot but don't realize it. In this case, they'll have a small audience of people who already think like them, but the millions they might have swayed will simply change the channel. What a wasted opportunity. If they just wanted to make a show to appeal to a niche audience of people who already think exactly like them, they should have put it on LOGO.
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Pros:



1. NO LAUGH TRACK. Thank god.



2. Justin Bartha. So damn adorable. I already am in love with his character.



3. The little girl. I love her, glasses, opinions, personality, all of it.



Cons:



1. Nana. I already kinda hate her and wouldn't mind seeing her hit by a truck.



2. It's a comedy, which means I'll prolly lose interest pretty quickly. Wish they had decided to go with an hour long dramedy format instead.



3. As a half-hour comedy, the pacing felt a little off.



Overall: I was smiling the entire time, and I must enjoyed the adorable scenes, but like many others have mentioned, there wasn't any real big laugh out loud moments. I'll see if I can catch it, though. I think it could be a fun watch.
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Pros:



1. NO LAUGH TRACK. Thank god.



2. Justin Bartha. So damn adorable. I already am in love with his character.



3. The little girl. I love her, glasses, opinions, personality, all of it.



I fully agree to all.
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I don't hate the show, I laughed a few times. Might watch it another 2-3 episodes to decide whether to continue on
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I liked this show. It was really sweet and kept me smiling throughout :) Maybe not laugh-out-loud funny, but funnier than a lot of other shows on right now.
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liked Niptuck, not into Glee. Haven't seen AHS (but I'm open to checking it out) but this one just doesn't seem up my alley.
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That was awfully bad and genuinely not funny.
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How is Murphy connected to Chuck?..
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He's not. I was just about to say...Ryan Murphy is not connected to Chuck at all
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Why does having a baby make everything so complete????

Just dont get it!
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Because your ultimate purpose on this planet is to procreate (as much as possible), didn't you know? And if you fail to do it, you're a complete waste of space and air (esp. if you're a woman, then you've just lived in vain and are a bloody disgrace). So stop watching so much TV and start breeding like crazy (and don't worry, the Earth is by no means overpopulated).
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Because you're building your own family? DUH!
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I didn't hate it. And generally as a rule I hate anything Ryan Murphy does. Mostly because it generally is contrived, unoriginal in every way and stupid.



Glee is well awful. And I think my opinion of AHS is fairly well known here. But this wasn't bad.



It was a little preachy which isn't bad and I am against given reality tv stars any real jobs but aside from that it was workable. The old racist grandma was kind of annoying and a little too stereotypical for my liking. But the rest was not bad. The kid is great. However, this is only the introduction of the characters. We have no idea how the season and their world is going to play out for us.



I will give it 3 more episodes.
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No way.

its one thing to be a pro-gay tv show and another to bash everyone else who isn't. too negative.
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I really like it. I thought the speech Goldie gave her...husband?...at the beginning was too forced, but besides that I thought it was really cute and fun. Earth-shattering? No, but it's only the pilot.



Key things: Mary Cherry, Ming from Awkward., and Ellen Barkin describing the guy on the bus. Made me laugh so hard.



Oh, and Goldie's daughter is really cute. She made me forget that I don't want kids.



Ohhh and the scene showing the different families was superb, IMHO.
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I am not a Ryan Murphy fan so I will not be tuning in. I think his style is noisy, crude, uneven, and exploitative. That aside, I do wish the best for this show. Americans still need to learn to not discriminate against gays. Even if this show can enlighten one person, that's a success.
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"I think his style is noisy, crude, uneven, and exploitative."



After watching it, I really didn't get a sense of any of that to be perfectly honest.
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Amen! Nicely put.
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NeNe Leakes was awesome in it, I loved the daughter's character, and seeing Jessica Lu was an AWESOME surprise, since I love Ming in Awkward. The entire cast was great, and even if I hate the "Nana From Hell" the actress portrays the character perfectly! It was genuine and I really liked it.
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I heard the guy who played RJ Berger was gonna be in it too. Excited for that :D
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oh yeah he's the ex bf xD
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I loved it! I really, really loved it! The ending left me wanting more. I was seriously just waiting when it finished like "Is it done!? Noooooo"



I'm in it for the ride! I hope it finds success, because I really enjoyed the pilot.
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What a sick and disgusting storyline. Fts right in with NBC's other efforts to teat down everything that is good and right and decent in America.
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Speaking of, isn't it a little odd that TV.com censored h.o.m.o. in my use of homophobic? That's a little messed up...
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Wow...I feel sorry for you. You're just like the Nana character. A bigoted, homophobic, asshole, who has no respect or kindness for his fellow human beings, despite their differences. And you obviously have no grasp of homosexuality. Trust me, it's not a choice. And why aren't we allowed to express our love as openly as straight people do?
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Isn't there some Yahoo article you could be commenting on right now?
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wanting to start a family with the person you love is indecent? what do you think about interracial relationships, i'm curious
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No problem with interracial relationships. Equating sexual deviancy with race is a false premise. I also have no problem with homosexuals. . .so long as they are not "in my face" with their choices.
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".so long as they are not "in my face" with their choices. "

That IS having a problem with homosexuals. Asshole.
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it is not a choice. a small percentage of the population is born gay, and that's just how it is. i pity you for not being able to understand that fact about your fellow human beings.
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Same here, only replace homosexuals with ignorant bigots and/or religious freaks.
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Are you for real?
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I think you need to wake up and smell the coffee. We're in the year 2012. What year are you living in?
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