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Andy Cohen Reveals Surprising TV Favorites

TV Guide | Posted 10.17.2012 | TV

Bravo's Andy Cohen is not a shy man. So he was a perfect candidate for's new Watchlist feature, in which notable TV personalities tell ...

One Million Moms Thanks 'The New Normal' For 'Free Publicity'

Posted 10.16.2012 | TV

One Million Moms is at again: They're still not done with "The New Normal" (Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBC). The NBC comedy poked fun at the anti-...

An Amateur's Reflection on Racism, Classism Within LGBT Communities

Enrique Torre Molina | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Enrique Torre Molina

I have a hard time translating the concept of "people of color" with all its heavy, powerful meaning to our experience in Mexico. Race and racism are not topics present on the media, much less on off-screen daily conversations.

NBC Cancels Dane Cook's New Comedy Before It Premieres

Posted 10.12.2012 | TV

In what can only be categorized as a preemptive strike, NBC has canceled Dane Cook's midseason comedy, "Next Caller," before it even had a chance to p...

Christie Brinkley Is Headed To 'Parks'

Posted 10.11.2012 | TV

Well, it turns out Jerry (Jim O'Heir) has a hot wife. Take that, Pawnee Parks and Rec department! According to EW, former "Sports Illustrated"> mo...

'The New Normal': Who Got Engaged?

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 10.10.2012 | TV

Marriage was the topic of the week on "The New Normal." The episode was mostly centered around Shania's fake wedding to a boy from her class, but plan...

SNEAK PEEK: It's A 'New Normal' Wedding!

The Huffington Post | Maggie Furlong | Posted 10.09.2012 | TV

"The New Normal" is fast-tracking things this season, planning a big wedding for one of the main characters. But no, it's not Bryan (Andrew Rannells) ...

One Million Moms Is Already Up In Arms Over Jennifer Lopez's New Show

Posted 10.08.2012 | TV

Anti-gay organization One Million Moms is already upset over Jennifer Lopez's new TV show, which won't be airing for a while. Upon discovering that...

'The New Normal': Jane Freaks Out Over An Orgasm

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 10.03.2012 | TV

Jane's character on "The New Normal" is written to be uptight and narrow-minded. On this week's installment, viewers were given a little insight into ...

'Revolution,' 'Go On,' 'The New Normal' Get Full Season Orders

Posted 10.02.2012 | TV

"Revolution" will stick around NBC for a full season. The network has ordered additional episodes of the J.J. Abrams/Eric Kripke series. Comedies ...

Maggie Furlong

NeNe Leakes On 'The New Normal,' 'Housewives' Jealousy & More | Maggie Furlong | Posted 10.02.2012 | TV

"The New Normal" (Tuesdays, 9:30 p.m. ET on NBC) has already tackled several controversial hot topics in its first few episodes, including racism, pol...

NBC's "The New Normal" is the Season's Boldest New Comedy

Ed Martin | Posted 12.01.2012 | TV
Ed Martin

Something unexpected happened last week while I was watching NBC's The New Normal, which after four episodes has distinguished itself as the best new sitcom of the fall season.

'Gaycism' and The New Normal: The 'Hot' Trend on TV Is Bigotry

Nico Lang | Posted 12.01.2012 | Chicago
Nico Lang

As gay parenting is the central subject of the show, The New Normal is (whether I like it or not) a landmark show, and how Murphy defines "the new normal" will matter to same-gender parents everywhere.

Which Big Stars Are Headed To 'The New Normal'?

Posted 09.28.2012 | TV

George Takei and Nicole Richie are getting ready to take over "The New Normal." Takei and Richie are headed to the NBC comedy, creator Ryan Murphy...

What Did Young Leonardo Di Caprio Want Ellen Barkin To Do For Him?

Posted 09.28.2012 | TV

Ellen Barkin and NeNe Leakes certainly know how to steal a scene with their outrageous behavior, as proven every week on their sitcom "The New Normal....

Best Lesbian Moments Of The Week

Trish Bendix | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Trish Bendix

We pride ourselves on knowing all kinds of Sapphic pop-culture facts. Each week we share some of the best tidbits on The Huffington Post in our series "Best Lesbian Week Ever." Here's who and what was on our raging gay radar this week.

James Caan Is Creating Some 'Magic'

Posted 11.19.2012 | TV

James Caan is coming to "Magic City." The veteran actor will join the Starz in Season 2 as Sy Berman, the head of the Chicago mob and Ben Diamond's...

'The New Normal': Nana Takes 8-Year Old Kids To Planned Parenthood

Posted 09.19.2012 | TV

On this week's episode of "The New Normal," Ellen Barkin's character Jane continued to be outrageously politically incorrect, but at least she was com...

What's Wrong With 'The New Normal'

Frank Bua | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Frank Bua

Frankly, I wanted less kitsch and more class. During a time when same-sex marriage is being subjected to popular referenda in Maryland, North Carolina, Washington, and Minnesota, The New Normal presents a new danger.

What's With All The Lesbian Jokes On 'The New Normal'?

Slate XX | Posted 09.13.2012 | Women

I violently swore off "Glee" last season after three years of letting show creator Ryan Murphy manipulate my emotions. But even though Murphy's shows ...

'The New Normal': Are They Pregnant Yet?

Posted 09.12.2012 | TV

After making viewers worry for much of the episode that maybe Goldie wasn't pregnant, the inevitable became the factual by the end of the second insta...

New Fall TV: 7 Primetime Picks for Parents and Teens

Common Sense Media | Posted 11.11.2012 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Watching TV can be a low-pressure way for a family to spend time together, and post-show chats about TV characters' choices can be a great (and not-so-forced) way to express your values when it comes to touchy issues.

EXCLUSIVE: First Look At Tonight's All-New 'New Normal'

Posted 11.11.2012 | TV

Now that Ryan Murphy's controversial new NBC series "The New Normal" has made its debut, audiences have learned how hilariously horrible Ellen Barkin'...

'The New Normal' Premiere: Ellen Barkin Vs. NeNe Leakes

Posted 09.11.2012 | TV

NBC slipped in another sneak preview of the pilot for Ryan Murphy's new series, "The New Normal." The show was stealth-previewed during the 2012 Olymp...

Maggie Furlong

'The New Normal' Cast On The Election, One Million Moms and More! | Maggie Furlong | Posted 09.21.2012 | TV

What is “The New Normal” (premiere airs Mon., Sept. 10 at 10 p.m. ET; new episodes premiere Tues., Sept. 11 at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBC)? There are a m...