The New Normal Episode 11 “The XY Factor”

The New Normal Episode 11 "The XY Factor"

The New Normal “The XY Factor” Episode 11 airs Tuesday, November 27, 2012 on NBC (10:30-11 p.m. ET – Special Time).

Episode Synopsis: Despite wanting to be surprised, Bryan (Andrew Rannells) and David (Justin Bartha) accidentally find out the sex of their baby. The slip brings one dad-to-be closer to his dream family — minus marrying Brenda Walsh (guest star Shannen Doherty, “90210”) — but creates a growing concern for the other that he won’t know how to connect with his child.

Elsewhere, a rousing performance by Shania (Bebe Wood) during a school assembly stirs Goldie (Georgia King), reminding her that she still has dreams that she needs to pursue. Later, when Shania’s choice of material not only gets her a poor grade, but also a suspension, Goldie dons her “lawyer suit” and goes to the school to defend her daughter.

Show Summary: These days, families come in all forms – single dads, double moms, sperm donors, egg donors, one-night-stand donors… It’s 2012 and anything goes. Bryan (Andrew Rannells, “Girls,” “The Book of Mormon”) and David (Justin Bartha, “The Hangover”) are a Los Angeles couple and they have it all. Well, almost. With successful careers and a committed, loving partnership, there is one thing that this couple is missing: a baby. And just when they think the stars will never align, enter Goldie (Georgia King, “One Day”), an extraordinary young woman with a checkered past. A midwestern waitress and single mother looking to escape her dead-end life and small-minded grandmother (Emmy and Tony Award-winner Ellen Barkin), Goldie decides to change everything and move to L.A. with her precocious eight year-old daughter. Desperate and broke – but also fertile – Goldie quickly becomes the guys’ surrogate and quite possibly the girl of their dreams. Surrogate mother, surrogate family.