NBC Hits the Fall TV Season Running
By Gabrielle Pantera
Hollywood, CA (Gosh!TV) 9/10/12 – “The Voice has won over viewers because it’s not molding artists, it’s just giving them a little bit of guidance and direction without giving them a complete makeover,” says Green Day Vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong. Armstrong joins Christina Aguilera’s team as a mentor.
The Voice is back tonight! NBC has also give the Voice two more nights this week for the blind auditions. So you can watch tomorrow and Wednesday. (NBC 8pm –10pm PST)
The New Normal starts tonight following The Voice. From Ryan Murphy the creator of Glee and American Horror Story. Andrew Rannells plays Brian half of the gay couple who hires a surrogate mother to have their child. Rannells was the upbeat Mormon missionary Elder Price in the musical The Book of Mormon, and recently he was on HBO’s Girls as Hannah’s ex-boyfriend who is now gay.
A waitress and single mother from the Midwest agrees to be a surrogate mother for Los Angeles couple Bryan and David. Starring Andrew Rannells, Justin Bartha, Georgia King, Ellen Barkin, NeNe Leakes and Bebe Wood.
“Ryan Murphy had come to see The Book of Mormon, twice actually, and I took a week last October to go out to L.A. and meet some folks before pilot season,” says actor Andrew Rannells. “I knew a lot of TV and movie folks had seen the show, but I hadn’t gotten to really have face time with them, so my agent and manager set up a lot of meetings. Much to my surprise, Ryan Murphy wanted to meet with me, so I was very excited.”
“Ryan and I found out we sort of had similar backgrounds,” says Rannells. “We both grew up in the Midwest, both set out to achieve goals that seemed unrealistic for kids from the Midwest, and we have a similar sense of humor, so it makes it easy to slip into this part. Brian is a lot of fun to play because he’s very confident. He really comes in and takes over. Ryan and [show co-creator] Ali Adler have written some incredible scripts that makes it very easy to live in this world.” (NBC on September 10, at 10pm PST followed by a new episode on September 11.)
Go On from Friends producer and Joey co-creator Scott Silveri. Perry’s character Ryan King, a sports radio talk host just lost his wife, he doesn’t want to take time off so his bosses say he needs to go to grief counseling once they say he’s good he can come back full time. King picks a group that looks like it will be an easy one to get through. The group at therapy is an eclectic mix of people who connect with each other. Perry is always likeable. This first episode is a bit depressing, but it looks like it’s got potential to become a good show. (NBC 10:30pm PST)