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Bryan’s estranged relationship with his mom has been mentioned several times this season. When the character comes to town, it will be David (Justin Bartha) who tries to smooth things out between mother and son. “They don’t have the greatest relationship,” Bartha said. “[Bryan]’s not thrilled about reconciling, but David pushes him to do it.” Much like Bryan’s character is famously inspired by Murphy, Murphy said the part of Bryan’s mom is “loosely based” on his own mother.
Place begins shooting Thursday. Best known for her Emmy-winning role as Loretta Haggers on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, in recent years Place has played mom to TV characters such as Big Love's Nicki (Chloë Sevigny) and Sheila (Ana Gasteyer) on Suburgatory.
The New Normal airs Tuesdays at 9:30/8:30c on NBC.
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02/26/2013 (09:30PM - 10:00PM) (Tuesday) : TO SHOWER — OR NOT TO SHOWER – Despite being completely against having a baby shower, Bryan (Andrew Rannells) and David (Justin Bartha) finally relent after seeing how much Shania (Bebe Wood), Goldie (Georgia King) – and especially Rocky (NeNe Leakes) — want to throw one for them. Unknown to everyone, the boys decide to donate all their baby shower gifts to a local adoption center, including the mink onesie purchased by Jane (Ellen Barkin) and Rocky. Elsewhere, Clay (Jayson Blair) and Shania come up with the idea to have a surprise shower for Goldie since she has two babies now and has never experienced such a celebration. Later, Rocky and Jane visit the adoption center to take back their mink onesie returned by Bryan and David. Rocky comes out with more than she bargained for.