The New Normal wins Outstanding Comedy Series at GLAAD Media Awards

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NBC television show The New Normal won for Outstanding Comedy Series at GLAAD’s 24th annual Media Awards.

The New Normal competed against other shows including Glee, Go On, Happy Endings and Modern Family for the recognition.

Created by Ryan Murphy, The New Normal depicts the life of a gay couple, played by Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha, living in Los Angeles who decide to have a baby using a surrogate mother, played by Georgia King. 

Murphy, along with Rannells, Bartha and King, accepted the award for its freshman season.

Bartha, who is straight, took the role after being motivated by his brother’s own real life coming out.

“It was an inspiring moment – I’m sure for him and definitely me and my whole family,” said Bartha. “So, it was at the forefront of my mind when looking at [the role].”

GLAAD “recognizes and honors media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives” at their annual media awards. 

The Media Awards are held in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The final leg of the season will take place in San Francisco on May 11.

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