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NBC Gives Series Orders for New Ryan Murphy Comedy, J.J. Abrams Drama, & More

Glee creator Ryan Murphy is on the ball. NBC has given the series order for a brand new comedy The New Normal — as well as several other shows, including an apocalyptic drama called Revolution from J.J. Abrams, Anne Heche‘s Save Me, and a Matthew Perry starrer Go On.

The New Normal revolves around a gay couple (Andrew RannellsJustin Bartha) seeking a surrogate (Georgia King). Ellen Barkin co-stars with Nene Leakes on board as recurring. This “single-camera effort from 20th Television” will be Murphy’s fourth project to air after Fox’s Glee, Oxygen’s The Glee Project and FX’s American Horror Story.

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According to THR, the unnamed drama is described as:

In the epic adventure thriller, a family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology — computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights — has mysteriously blacked out … forever.

More from THR:

Cast: Billy Burke, David Lyons, Giancarlo Esposito, Tracy Spiradakos, Graham Rogers, Anna Lise Phillips, Tim Guinee, Andrea Roth, JD Pardo, Zak Orth
Team: W/EP Eric Kripke; EP J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk; D Jon Favreau
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Bad Robot
Location: Atlanta

The pair join Matthew Perry starrer Go On, from Friends scribe Scott Silveri, and Anne Heche’s Save Me as comedies ordered to series at the network.

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