The New Normal
Nuclear family is getting a whole new meaning…
The New Normal is an American sitcom about a successful gay couple that meets the surrogate of their dreams.
Bryan and David are a successful Los Angeles couple who have it all… except the one thing they’re missing: a baby. And just when they think the stars will never align, enter Goldie, a Midwestern waitress and single mother who moved to L.A. with her precocious eight-year-old daughter. Desperate and broke – but also fertile – Goldie quickly becomes the guys’ surrogate and quite possibly the girl of their dreams. Surrogate mother, surrogate family.
Programmers Pick: Threesome
Episode 01 — Pilot
A waitress and single mother from the Midwest agrees to be a surrogate mother for Los Angeles couple Bryan and David.
Episode 02 — Sofa's Choice
Shania tries to adapt to her new surroundings; Bryan and David plan a night out on the town after reminiscing about when they first met; Jane makes a disturbing discovery.
Episode 03 — Baby Clothes
The guys meet resistance when they try to return the baby clothes Bryan bought against David’s advice; Shania makes a new friend when she wears a baby outfit to school.
Episode 04 — Obama Mama
Shania surprises Bryan and David when she reveals she plans to vote for Obama in her school’s mock election; the guys throw a party to prove that they have a diverse group of friends.
Episode 05 — Nanagasm
David plans a family dinner to tell his mother about the baby; Bryan commiserates with Goldie about mother-in-law problems; Jane seeks out David’s medical advice after experiencing an unusual sensation.
Episode 06 — Bryanzilla
Shania announces that she and a classmate are having a pretend wedding; a life-changing decision is made.
Episode 07 — The Godparent Trap
Bryan starts thinking about the traditions of his Roman Catholic upbringing and seeks advice from a priest at a local church; David and Bryan want their friends Victoria and Tiffany to be their baby’s godparents.
Episode 08 — Unplugged
When Shania, Goldie, Bryan and David’s lives are interrupted by electronic devices, Shania suggests that they all give up modern technology for a day; Rocky teaches Jane how to use Twitter.
Episode 09 — Pardon Me
Shania and Bryan adopt all the turkeys at the farm and decide to have a meat-free Thanksgiving; the family invites people that they need to make amends with to dinner.
Episode 10 — The XY Factor
Bryan and David accidentally learn the baby’s gender; Shania’s performance at a school assembly reminds Goldie she has dreams to pursue; Shania gets suspended.
Episode 11 — Baby Proofing
Bryan and David start fighting after David hires a woman to baby-proof their home; the family discovers eggnog has a pleasant effect on Jane; Bryan and Jane attend a party.
Episode 12 — The Goldie Rush
David and Bryan set Bryan’s ex-boyfriend (Matt Bomer) up with Gary, who wants a family of his own; Jane and Rocky help Shania deal with mean girls.
Episode 13 — Stay-At-Home Dad
After failing to find a nanny, Bryan and David vie for the role of stay-at-home dad.
Episode 14 — Gaydar
Shania thinks Rocky’s new crush might be gay, while Jane wonders about a fellow realtor’s sexuality; David considers how his future son may be treated.
Episode 15 — Dairy Queen
Bryan buys an apparatus that allows men to simulate breastfeeding; Shania is upset when she learns that she was not breastfed as a baby.
Episode 16 — Dog Children
David and Bryan fret when they have to rush their puppy, Harvey Milkbone, to the vet; Shania disrupts class with an homage to actress Maggie Smith; romantic feelings are rekindled between Goldie and Clay.
Episode 17 — Rocky Bye Baby
Despite not wanting one, Bryan and David allow their friends to throw them a baby shower; Clay and Shania decide to throw a surprise shower for Goldie.
Episode 18 — Para-New Normal Activity
Bryan gets into the Halloween spirit by decorating the house and making his annual trip to the pumpkin patch with his friend, Nicole Richie; David disagrees with Bryan’s Halloween costume theme; Clay makes an announcement.
Episode 19 — Blood, Sweat and Fears
Bryan researches natural birthing techniques; Goldie tries to expand her children’s clothing business; Shania helps Rocky face her insecurities.
Episode 20 — About A Boy Scout
During a Boy Scout overnight, a father disagrees with David’s lifestyle; Rocky helps Goldie with her secret crush.
Episode 21 — Finding Name-O
David and Bryan struggle to choose a name for their baby; Goldie and Shania both have an identity crisis; Clay decides to share his feelings with Goldie.
Episode 22 — The Big Day
Despite the many challenges that arise, David and Bryan are determined to get married before their baby is born.