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These days, families come in all forms - single dads, double moms, sperm donors, egg donors, one-night-stand donors. Bryan and David are a Los Angeles couple and they have it all. Well, almost. With successful careers and a committed, loving partnership, there is one thing that this couple is missing: a baby. Just when they think the stars will never align, enter Goldie an extraordinary young woman with a checkered past. A midwestern waitress and single mother looking to escape her dead-end life and small-minded grandmother Goldie decides to change everything and move out west 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.

Genres: Comedy
Station: NBC (US)
Rating: 5.33/10 from 3 users
Status: Ended
Start: 2012-09-10

The New Normal Season 1 Air Dates


S01E01 - Pilot Air Date: 11 September 2012 02:00 -

S01E02 - Sofa's Choice Air Date: 12 September 2012 01:30 -

Shania is working to adapt to her new surroundings and, much to the delight of Bryan, begins impersonating Little Edie from Grey Gardens. Later, David and Bryan reminisce about the first time they met and decide to have a night on the town like they did when they were younger. Elsewhere, Jane finds something disturbing in the boys' room and enlists Goldie's ex-husband Clay to try and woo her granddaughter back to Ohio. Elsewhere, Rocky mistakenly suspects Shania of misbehaving.


S01E03 - Baby Clothes Air Date: 19 September 2012 01:30 -

Bryan ignores David's advice and goes overboard buying baby clothes. When they try to return them, they are met with a challenge. Elsewhere, Shania wears one of the baby outfits to school and makes a new friend, which lands Goldie in an awkward parent teacher moment.


S01E04 - Obama Mama Air Date: 26 September 2012 01:31 -

Shania is looking forward to her school's upcoming mock election, but shocks Bryan and David when she tells them she will be voting for Obama, unlike her mother. Much to the dismay of hard core Republican Jane the boys begin a campaign to change Goldie's all important vote. Later, they throw a party to show Jane they have a diverse group of friends.


S01E05 - Nanagasm Air Date: 03 October 2012 01:31 -

While David is planning a family dinner to tell his mother, Francis about the baby, Bryan comisserates with Goldie about mother-in-law woes. Elsewhere, Jane is learning that even at her age she still has it, but when she experiences an unusual sensation during an encounter with a younger man she seeks out David's medical advice. Meanwhile, worried that her dad may win the custody battle Shania is crossing off her California bucket list.


S01E06 - Bryanzilla Air Date: 10 October 2012 01:31 -

Shania announces that she and her classmate are "pretend" engaged and are going to hold an imaginary wedding. Thrilled with the idea of the upcoming nuptials, Bryan enlists the help of a reluctant Rocky and dives head first into planning the event of the season. Goldie supports her daughter's fairy tale, but Jane attempts to shut down the ceremony. Later, David discovers just how important this party is for Bryan and he makes a life-changing decision.


S01E07 - The Godparent Trap Air Date: 24 October 2012 01:31 -

When Rocky talks about being her nieces godmother, Bryan begins to think about the traditions of his catholic upbringing. Looking to get back to his roots he visits a nearby church where Father Michael gives him some unexpected advice. Later, wanting to appoint godparents for their baby-to-be, Bryan and David reach out to their friends Tiffany and Victoria only to discover that they are dealing with their own parenting dilemmas. Georgia King and Bebe Wood also star.


S01E08 - Unplugged Air Date: 14 November 2012 02:31 -

When technology begins to interrupt their lives Bryan, David, Goldie and Shania reluctantly give up their various electronic devices for one day. Shania, however, takes it one step further by suggesting they give up all modern technology including heated toilet seats. Meanwhile, Rocky unleashes an online beast when she shows Jane how to use twitter. Hoping to gain more followers, Jane posts a private video from Bryan which was meant to surprise David on their future wedding day. Shocked at the invasion of privacy, Bryan is appalled until the cast of his show "Sing" tells him what they think of the tweet.


S01E09 - Pardon Me Air Date: 21 November 2012 02:31 -

After recalling the disastrous dinners of Thanksgivings past, Bryan, David, Goldie, Shania and Rocky decide that this year they are going to enjoy the holiday with their new family. Later, after realizing the horrible fates of the turkeys at the farm a sensitive Shania and Bryan pardon all of them and take them home as new pets. The move prompts a meat-free dinner menu and in the spirit of the pardon encourages everyone to invite over family and friends that they need to make amends with. David invites his mother and his father, while Bryan extends an olive branch to Jane, Goldie reaches out to Clay and Rocky puts aside her political differences with her brother Clint. Though the pre-dinner festivities seem to be cheerful it doesn't take long for personalities to clash and for this Thanksgiving to go to the birds.


S01E10 - The XY Factor Air Date: 28 November 2012 02:31 -

Despite wanting to be surprised, Bryan and David accidentally find out the sex of their baby. The slip brings one dad-to-be closer to his dream family -- minus marrying Kelly Kapowski -- but creates a growing concern for the other that he won't know how to connect with his child. Elsewhere, a rousing performance by Shania during a school assembly stirs Goldie, reminding her that she still has dreams that she needs to pursue. Later, when Shania's choice of material not only gets her a poor grade, but also a suspension, Goldie dons her "lawyer suit" and goes to the school to defend her daughter.


S01E11 - Baby Proofing Air Date: 05 December 2012 02:31 -

David hires Carla, a baby proofer to make the house safer, but instead of creating a sense of security, it puts a wedge between him and Bryan causing them to bicker. Meanwhile, in the process of decorating the Christmas tree and getting into the holiday spirit, it is revealed that eggnog makes Jane an unusually nice person. Later, Bryan and Jane attend a Hollywood party at Los Angeles realtor to the stars Nancy Niles' house that will turn out to be the boost that Jane has been looking for.


S01E12 - The Goldie Rush Air Date: 09 January 2013 02:30 -

Bryan and David discuss their future and how big they want to grow their family. The conversation leads them back to Expanding Families where Gary reveals that he wants a family of his own but he can't seem to find the right guy. Bryan and David play matchmakers and set him up with Bryan's ex-boyfriend and legendary party boy Monty, but their plan leads to more than they bargained for when Monty asks Goldie to be his surrogate. Elsewhere, Rocky and Jane help Shania deal with some mean girls.


S01E13 - Stay-At-Home Dad Air Date: 16 January 2013 02:30 -

After a failed attempt at finding a nanny, Bryan and David contemplate the idea of a stay-at-home dad. Both express interest in the role and decide to practice parenting by sending Goldie to a spa and taking in Shania. Bryan, convinced that he is the man for the job, gives Rocky a shot at her dream career by leaving her in charge at "Sing," but he soon finds that producing a child's life is much more difficult than producing a television show. Later, David confidently takes over and quickly realizes that despite his best intentions parenting is not an exact science.


S01E14 - Gaydar Air Date: 23 January 2013 02:30 -

When Shania meets Rocky's new crush, Chris, she claims that her 'gaydar' is going off and that Chris might be more interested in men. Elsewhere, Jane is wondering if her fellow realtor, Brice, is just a fashionable guy or if he is into fashionable guys. Bryan decides to throw a dinner party that doubles as a Gay or Straight fact-finding mission. Meanwhile, David is struggling with how the world will treat their future son.


S01E15 - Dairy Queen Air Date: 30 January 2013 02:30 -

When Bryan and David talk to their friends about breastfeeding, Bryan begins to wish that he could look forward to having that kind of natural connection with his baby-to-be. This revelation prompts him to buy an apparatus that allows men to simulate the nurturing act. Meanwhile, upon discovering that people disapprove of women who breastfeed in public, Bryan puts together a protest in the form of a superbly choreographed breastfeeding flash mob. Later, when Shania learns that Goldie did not breastfeed her when she was a baby she begins to worry that her rise towards greatness will be stunted because she didn't receive the benefits of her mother's milk. Elsewhere, Jane takes Rocky's advice and goes after what she wants, her co-worker Brice.


S01E16 - Dog Children Air Date: 20 February 2013 02:30 -

Bryan and David realize that their puppy, Harvey Milkbone, has been preparing them to be parents, but when they have to rush him to the veterinarian they learn that parenting comes with both joy and worry. Elsewhere, Goldie is called in for a parent- teacher conference when Shania disrupts class with her latest homage, this time to Oscar award-winning actress Maggie Smith. When Clay steps in, Goldie is turned on by his take-charge parenting and old romantic feelings are rekindled.


S01E17 - Rocky Bye Baby Air Date: 27 February 2013 02:30 -

Despite being completely against having a baby shower, Bryan and David finally relent after seeing how much Shania, Goldie - and especially Rocky -- want to throw one for them. Unknown to everyone, the boys decide to donate all their baby shower gifts to a local adoption center, including the mink onesie purchased by Jane and Rocky. Elsewhere, Clay and Shania come up with the idea to have a surprise shower for Goldie since she has two babies now and has never experienced such a celebration. Later, Rocky and Jane visit the adoption center to take back their mink onesie returned by Bryan and David. Rocky comes out with more than she bargained for.


S01E18 - Para-New Normal Activity Air Date: 06 March 2013 02:30 -

Bryan is getting into the Halloween spirit by doing what he does every year -- decorating the house so that it is the envy of the neighborhood and making his annual trip to the pumpkin patch with his bestie Nicole Richie to spot celebrities. Also, with the help of the 'Sing' make-up artist, Sam, Bryan dictates what everyone's costumes are going to be. However, when he insists on a 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' Halloween theme, David rebels and defiantly sports a Tom Brady costume. Meanwhile, Goldie is still struggling with the on-going custody battle for Shania. Later, Clay makes a shocking announcement that puts Jane over the edge.


S01E19 - Blood, Sweat and Fears Air Date: 20 March 2013 01:30 -

When Bryan begins researching natural child birthing techniques, he challenges David to put away his medical degrees and accept that an alternative method of delivery may be better for their baby. However, a video shown in class proves to be more than he can handle. Meanwhile Goldie, despite her fears, turns to Brice to help her find a new retail space so that she can expand her growing children's clothing business. Elsewhere, Shania helps Rocky to confront the insecurities she's feeling about her maternal ability.


S01E20 - About a Boy Scout Air Date: 27 March 2013 01:31 -

Despite Bryan's concerns, David, a former Eagle Scout, jumps at the chance to chaperone a Boy Scout overnight with his friend's son. His skills earn him the respect of the other fathers and scouts, but when one father disagrees with his lifestyle, David's Boy Scout membership is revoked. Elsewhere, Rocky is helping Goldie sort out her secret crush on Brice.


S01E21 - Finding Name-O Air Date: 03 April 2013 01:00 -

Bryan and David are facing the hardest decision of their relationship, what to name their baby. The conflict prompts Goldie to reveal the origin of Shania's name leading to brief identity crises for both of them. Later, While breezing through their wedding planning, David suggests that Bryan invite his mother Colleen, but her added opinion leads to more conflict and an unusual resolution. Meanwhile, Clay decides it's time to let Goldie know how he feels, after receiving some unsolicited advice from Brice.


S01E22 - The Big Day Air Date: 03 April 2013 01:31 -

The wedding is finally here and despite all of the challenges that pop up throughout the day, Bryan and David are dead set on getting married before the arrival of their baby, but their son has other plans.

The New Normal Actors

Jayson Blair(Clay Clemmens)

Bebe Wood(Shania Clemmons)

Andrew Rannells(Bryan Buckley)

Justin Bartha(David Murray)

Georgia King(Goldie Clemmons)

Nene Leakes(Rocky)

Ellen Barkin(Jane Forrest)



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