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Matt Bomer to Play Andrew Rannells’ Ex-Boyfriend on ‘New Normal’

The actor has booked a guest turn on Murphy’s freshman gay family comedy The New Normal, the prolific showrunner announced Wednesday via Twitter.

Bomer, who guest starred on the third season of Murphy’s Glee as Cooper Anderson, the older brother to Darren Criss’ Blaine, will play the “sexy ex-boyfriend” to Andrew Rannells’ Bryan on the freshman comedy. A specific airdate and episode count for Bomer’s appearance was not immediately available.

Rannells and Justin Bartha co-star as a gay couple who turn to a surrogate (Georgia King) for help growing their family.

The series, which has received a full-season order at NBC, could be heading toward not only a childbirth but a wedding as the on-screen couple based (based on Murphy’s life) got engaged during this week’s episode.

The New Normal airs Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. on NBC.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

7 Comments on “Matt Bomer to Play Andrew Rannells’ Ex-Boyfriend on ‘New Normal’”

  1. yay! thanks for the info. i’ve never seen this but it looks like a cute show.

    my goodness… he has so many projects during this hiatus. he’ll be exhausted.

  2. I’ll watch Matt in anything, but I hope he doesn’t get type-cast by too many gay roles. That could severely limit his future opportunities, and I believe he is capable of playing any part he wants. His fans don’t care, but the folks selecting actors for major male lead roles down the line may be concerned about box office draw, etc.

    (I’m also concerned about his exhaustion. I’m thrilled that White Collar has a season 5 and hope he saves energy for that!)

  3. To my knowledge, a total of two gay characters Matt will play, TNN and TNH. SS76 is bi. All the other, Soaps, Tru Calling, Traveller, Chuck, In-Time, MM, and 2 of his 4 new films he plays straight.

  4. I wonder if he’ll play a character or himself. I was re-watching the 2nd episode where Bryan meets David, where Bryan was waiting for Lance Bass to show up. 🙂
    Also aha– SS76 it sounds like he’s playing the ex-Assistant Captain Daniel. Very cool. It’ll be nice to see him up on the big screen.

  5. Bomer’s character Drew will have eyes as blue as the ocean on a warm summer day. Wait, that’s a given. It’s Matt Bomer for crying out loud! You want something new? OK, the reason he and Bryan might have broken up? Because Drew cheated on him…with a girl. That should make for a very awkward reunion for the exes.

    Source: E! Online

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