You may or may not have seen the trailer for the new comedy coming in the fall to NBC: The New Normal. The show website says the idea behind the new show is that families come in all types, shapes and sizes- “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.” (http://www.nbc.com/the-new-normal/about/). The show is about the journey to parenthood for an alternative lifestyle male couple who desperately want to expand their family with the help of a surrogate.
Infertility and different types of families plot lines have been creeping up in Hollywood for the past few years. TV shows like How I Met Your Mother, Giuliana & Bill, The Fertility Chase to name a few have either included a plot line discussing difficulties in conceiving, different types of families or different ways a family “became a family”. We are excited that a new show is going to debut specifically focused on alternative ways to create a family and the need for an alternative method of treatment for trying to conceive. What used to be (and still is to many) a hidden struggle is becoming more openly discussed which may help those trying to conceive out. The timeline for this show and the production of the book: http://www.what-makes-a-baby.com/ could not be more necessary for this day and age.
I know we are very excited to see the different paths many of us will take in life on our journey to parenthood on primetime in the Fall!