Laura Benanti and Andrew Rannells have reason to celebrate! In the first back order of the fall season, NBC has given a full season pick-up to sitcoms Go On and The New Normal, as well as the network’s new adventure-drama Revolution, according to Deadline.
Knowing the comedies will stick around is particularly exciting as both sitcoms star a number of Broadway alums. The Matthew Perry-led Go On features Tony Award winners Laura Benanti (Gypsy) and Julie White (The Little Dog Laughed) as two members of a support group for grief counseling. Meanwhile The New Normal, from Glee creator Ryan Murphy, stars Tony nominee Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon) and Justin Bartha (Lend Me a Tenor) as a gay couple awaiting the arrival of their baby via surrogate mother. The Normal Heart Tony winner Ellen Barkin plays the grandmother of their surrogate.
Both shows premiered to strong ratings and have since declined (as most new shows often do), but Go On and New Normal have performed particularly well for NBC.
Go On airs on NBC on Tuesdays at 9 PM Eastern/Central. The New Normal follows at 9:30 PM Eastern/Central.