Nene Leakes Lands Role in NBC Sitcom ‘The New Normal’


Nene Leakes is slated to return to television as a cast member of a new comedy pilot, The New Normal. 

Premiering on NBC, the Ryan Murphy-written show is about a gay couple who hires a surrogate. Other cast members include Andrew Rannells, Justin Bartha and Ellen Barkin.

If the show is a hit, Nene will join her Real Housewives of Atlanta castmates, Kandi and Kim, who have also landed more on-screen action. Although Nene’s new role will contrast her reality TV image, she isn’t new to acting.

Nene starred as Coach Roz Washington on Glee and has also made guest appearances this year on BET’s The Game and Let’s Stay Together. We wonder what’s next for Nene in her pursuit to an acting career. Maybe movies?