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First Look at NBC's Two New Series From Ryan Murphy and J.J. Abrams

May 8, 2012 (1:47 am) GMT
'New Normal' from the 'Glee' creator is a comedy about a gay couple who tries to have a child, while 'Revolution' from the 'Super 8' helmer is a drama about a family in a post-apocalyptic America.
First Look at NBC's Two New Series From Ryan Murphy and J.J. Abrams

Gearing up to welcome fall, NBC has given a series order to "" and "", which come from Ryan Murphy and J.J. Abrams respectively. The first pictures from the upcoming shows have since landed online, highlighting the main characters and in what situation they will be often seen.

"New Normal", which Murphy co-creates with "" scribe Ali Adler, is described as "a heartwarming comedy about a blended family of a gay couple and the woman who becomes a surrogate to help them have children." It has , Bebe Wood, and Jayson Blair in the cast ensemble.

"Revolution" stars , and Giancarlo Esposito among others. It is "a high-octane action drama following a group of characters struggling to survive and reunite with loved ones in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist." Abrams teams up with "" creator Eric Kripke and Bryan Burk to write and executive produce the show, with being tapped to direct the pilot.

NBC has also ordered comedies "", which stars , and "", which features , to series. The network is expected to unveil its fall schedule to advertisers next Monday, May 14.

Another "The New Normal" photo:
Photo: First Look at NBC's Two New Series From Ryan Murphy and J.J. Abrams

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