NBC is close to ordering to series a comedy project from one of the creators behind “Glee” and "American Horror Story,” reports Joe Adalian in New York Magazine’s Vulture blog.
NBC chief Bob Greenblatt has given the go-ahead for Ryan Murphy — whose credits also include “Popular” and “Nip/Tuck” — and co-creator Ali Adler to start hiring writers for the project, the story says.
"The New Normal" is about a gay couple who start a family with a surrogate. NBC reportedly won the project after a bidding war with Fox and ABC.
Greenblatt is reportedly considering debuting the project in August, after NBC’s broadcast of the Summer Olympics, the piece says. Other shows that could get a jump on the fall are Matthew Perry’s comedy "Go On" and the returning supernatural crime drama "Grimm."