Glee’s Ryan Murphy just got a little less busy. The infamously busy Hollywood showrunner’s NBC comedy, The New Normal, has been cancelled after just one year.
Premiering in fall 2012, The New Normal told the story of Hollywood showrunner named Bryan (Andrew Rannells) — hmm — and his partner David (Justin Bartha), who hired a surrogate to carry their baby. In the season finale, Bryan and David welcomed a baby boy. And in other news, Ryan and his partner, also named David, welcomed their own son back in December.
Sadly, the NBC comedy will not be returning for Season 2 this fall. TV Line reports the news, adding that the network has also cut six other shows, most of them also comedies, within the last 36 hours. 1600 Penn, Guys With Kids, Deception, Up All Night, Whitney andBrian Williams’ Rock Center have all gotten the axe, as well.
Luckily, Ryan still has plenty of shows on the air. In addition to Glee and the wildly popular American Horror Story on HBO, he’s keeping plenty busy developing other shows. HBO just picked up his steamy new pilot that centers on the "exploration of human sexuality and relationships," and he reportedly has two other show in the development phase.
Are you sad to see TNN cancelled so soon, or did you never really end up watching it? Personally, we’re heartbroken. And we plan on devouring an entire gallon of ice cream to dull the sad, sad emptiness that just erupted inside our souls.
Don’t bother speaking to us anytime soon. We’re inconsolable.