Ryan Murphy’s NBC sitcom The New Normal is based squarely on his personal life — specifically, his quest to have a baby via surrogate with husband David Miller.
Ryan and David welcomed son Logan in December 2012, so naturally us viewers are dying to meet Logan’s fictional counterpart. We’re in luck (yay!), because New Normal star Andrew Rannells, who plays Bryan, one half of the gay couple poised to enter fatherhood, believes his character’s little one should arrive by season’s end.
Wetpaint Entertainment caught up with Andrew at Ryan’s Inaugural PaleyFest Icon Award ceremony on February 17, and the actor teased the big birth.
Wetpaint Entertainment: What's coming up?
Andrew Rannells: Hopefully a baby! Fingers are crossed that we have that kid soon.
How's that gonna play out?
Well we're wrapping here — we have two [episodes] left to shoot. All eyes are on that delivery.
What did you think when you read the script for the baby in the ones you haven't aired yet?
Well, we haven't actually got the scripts regarding the baby. I can't even speak to that — we're not quite there yet. I'm sure Georgia hopes that happens soon. She's very large and looking forward to [not being so large].
What do you want to see happen next season?
It opens up a whole new wide possibilities with stories. I think these guys with an infant, juggling that with career and everything. There is a lot of comedy to be mined there.
Reporting by Nicholas White.
The New Normal airs Tuesdays at 9:30/8:30c on NBC.