James Levine is the composer of the new NBC comedy The New Normal. The show is created by Ryan Murphy & Ali Adler and stars Justin Bartha, Andrew Rannells, Georgia King, Bebe Wood, NeNe Leakes and Ellen Barkin. The series follows a gay Los Angeles couple and a cash-strapped waitress who becomes a surrogate to help them have a child. Murphy has directed the pilot episode and is also executive producing the Twentieth Century Fox Television production with Adler and Dante Di Loreto (Glee, Temple Grandin). Levine has been working with Murphy on all of his shows since the premiere of the FX drama Nip/Tuck in 2003, including the hit shows Glee and American Horror Story, both of which will be back with new seasons this fall. PJ Bloom who has been music supervising Murphy’s shows for the past decade is also working on The New Normal. The comedy is set to premiere on September 11, 2012 and will be airing every Tuesday night on NBC. The first episode can be checked out below and is also available to download in high-def on iTunes. For updates on the series, visit the official show website.

  1. Riley says:

    I was pleasantly surprised with how good The New Normal was. Both Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha are great together. I was talking with a DISH coworker about the shows we like the most, and she mentioned this one. After watching it on my Hopper using the PrimeTime Anytime feature, which records all four major networks during prime time, I saw why she liked it so much. I have not missed a single episode because of the feature either! I hope that the show continues on strong because it has a good message and some good, warm laughs.