Friday, 27 July 2012

E4 buy GLEE writer's THE NEW NORMAL

Friday, 27 July 2012

E4 have been having great success with US sitcoms just recently, as acquisitions like The Big Bang Theory, 2 Broke Girls, New Girl, Suburgatory and Don't Trust the B**** in Apartment 23 have all been drawing good ratings for the youth-targeted digital channel. Who needs those endless repeats of Friends, right?

Adding to their US-heavy line-up, E4 have just bought the UK rights to The New NormalGlee co-creator Ryan Murphy's sitcom about a gay Beverly Hills couple (played by Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha) that hire a surrogate mother (Georgia King) to bear them a child, who moves into their home with her eight-year-old daughter to escape her prejudiced mother (Ellen Barkin).

I really like the concept of this sitcom, which immediately brings a lot of comic possibilities to mind, and it also stars the excellent Georgia King—a very funny and talented British actress who's due a major breakthrough like this. I'm looking forward to this one. Check out NBC's trailer below:

The New Normal begins a 13-episode run on NBC this September, and will premiere on E4 in early-2013.