A single mother's life after she accepts the offer to be a surrogate mother for a gay couple.
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Justin Bartha ...  David Sawyer 22 episodes, 2012-2013
Andrew Rannells ...  Bryan Collins 22 episodes, 2012-2013
Georgia King ...  Goldie Clemmons 22 episodes, 2012-2013
Bebe Wood ...  Shania Clemmons 22 episodes, 2012-2013
NeNe Leakes ...  Rocky Rhoades / ... 22 episodes, 2012-2013
Jayson Blair ...  Clay Clemmons 22 episodes, 2012-2013
Ellen Barkin ...  Jane Forrest 22 episodes, 2012-2013
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A single mother's life after she accepts the offer to be a surrogate mother for a gay couple.

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A post-modern family.

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Comedy | Romance

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Based on creator Ryan Murphy and husband David Miller's own path to start a family through surrogacy. See more »

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Referenced in Happy Endings: The Ballad of Lon Sarofsky (2013) See more »

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some annoyance
7 June 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Goldie Clemmons (Georgia King) leaves her small Ohio town and cheating baby daddy Clay (Jayson Blair) to start a new life in LA with daughter Shania (Bebe Wood). She becomes a surrogate for gay couple Bryan Collins (Andrew Rannells) and David Sawyer (Justin Bartha) who takes in the single mom. Goldie's anti-gay grandmother Jane (Ellen Barkin) follows her to cause havoc in the new family. Rocky Rhoades (NeNe Leakes) is Bryan's assistant.

With the success of Modern Family, Ryan Murphy's attempt to make a gay-centric network sitcom is an obvious move. All the elements are assembled here with the gays taking the lead. It boils down to personal preference whether one likes these characters. Goldie is fine if a little bland. Daughter Shania is a little too wacky without another kid to balance her. David is the 'straight man' while Bryan is the traditional flamboyant gay. There is love in the relationship although I'm not in love with them. Ellen Barkin overpowers the cast. NeNe Leakes kinda annoys me. Overall, this collection of actors and characters stress me out rather than make me laugh. That makes it hard to watch sometimes. It's not a show for me.


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29 August 2012 (USA) See more »

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The New Normal See more »

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