'The New Normal': Extended Preview Redefines The Concept Of Family (VIDEO)

08/11/2012 09:46 am ET | Updated Aug 11, 2012

NBC has been making the most of its sizable Olympics audience by previewing some of its most buzzed-about new series during the London 2012 coverage. Following an extended clip of "Revolution" and a full pilot preview for Matthew Perry's "Go On" earlier in the week, the network aired a two-minute sneak peek for "The New Normal" on Friday evening.

The new Ryan Murphy comedy has already raised the ire of conservative group One Million Moms through its mere existence. It features gay couple David (Justin Bartha) and Bryan (Andrew Rannells), who are looking to start a family through a surrogate -- single mom Goldie (Georgina King). The series also stars Ellen Barkin as Goldie's bigoted grandmother Jane, Bebe Woods as Goldie's precocious daughter Shania, and NeNe Leakes as Bryan's outspoken assistant Rocky.

The preview asks, "what makes a family?" before presenting the show's main conceit and an increasingly common answer -- a mother and two dads (plus a grandmother that we could kind of take or leave). The HuffPost TV team was generally positive in our first impressions of "The New Normal," which premieres on Tuesday, September 11 at 9.30 p.m. ET on NBC. The network will also air the full pilot for "Animal Practice" after the Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday night.

Tell us: Will you watch "The New Normal"? What did you think of the extended preview?

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