Season One, Episode One
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First Aired September 11, 2012
Episode Guide
"Sofa's Choice"

"Pilot" is the first episode of season one of The New Normal. It premiered on on August 29th, 2012, but will air on NBC on September 10th, 2012 at 9:30 PM EST.

This new series begins with a gay couple that want to have a child, they are in search of a single woman to be their surrogate.

Plot Edit

The show starts out with Bryan Collins trying to create a video for his unborn child. The video starts out with him saying how desperately they want him/her. Then it switches to Ohio where Goldie, Shania, and Jane are in a car and they see a lesbian couple with a baby. Jane is being offensive to them, and Goldie trys to protect them from her harsh words.Goldie then walks in on her husband having sex with another woman. Jane finds out and walks in with a gun and threatens to kill him. While Jane is in there, Goldie takes Jane's car and drives to Hawaii with Shania, but they only get to California.

It then switches to California where Bryan tells his boyfriend, David Sawyer, he wants to have a baby. At first David doesn't know if they're ready because they wont be a normal family, but after they see a bunch of abnormal families in the park, Bryan explains to David that they are "The New Normal". Garry from Expanding Families comes over, but when he asks who will be the biological father they both say it will be them. They then find a woman to be the egg donor.

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Goldie at the beach

Goldie reveals that they are broke and that she aspires to be a lawyer. She then gets a call from Jane and she tells them that she called the police. Goldie then tells her she's not coming back.

David and Bryan then meet with Melissa. She threatens them by blackmailing them, by drinking alchohol and smoking if they dont give her a BMW. It is found out that she's not pregnant and that they found a new surrogate, Goldie.

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Before the operation

She tells them that she is doing it for the $35,000 and she wants to give her daughter the best life she can. Bryan then tells David that he can be the biological father. They then go to surrogate clinic, where David starts questioning his ability to be a father, but Goldie re-assures him. Then Jane arrives; she found them by tracking down Shania's twitter. Rocky, Bryan's assistant, then shows up saying that she brought the eggs. Jane thinks that her eggs will be going into Goldie's, and says that she doesn't want her kind of eggs in Goldie, assuming that Rocky was the egg donor being racist. It is revealed that Rocky only had poached eggs, not actual eggs, much to Janes relief. Jane then reveals that her husband was secretly gay, which is why she is homophobic.

The doctor at the clinic proceeds to put the sperm and egg inside of Goldie. Later at Davids and Bryans house, Goldie takes the pregnancy test. It is revealed that Bryan, David and Shania bought her a lawyer suit, she is seen to be pleased over this. The episode ends right before Goldie reveals if she is pregnant or not.

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  • The episode aired on premiered on TV on the 10th of September, however it was released online early.
  • Had 6.9 million viewers.



The New Normal - Extended Preview

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