NeNe Leakes Cast in Ryan Murphy’s New Sitcom

Television personality NeNe Leakes arrives at the BET Awards '11 held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

NeNe Leakes must have done something right on her to-our-eyes-unspectacular guest spot on Glee, because Ryan Murphy has cast her on his new comedy. Leakes has signed on for a recurring role — should the show get picked up — on The New Normal, a half-hour single-camera comedy that stars Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha as a gay couple who hire a surrogate. Said surrogate is played by Scottish actress Georgia King, and Ellen Barkin plays her mother (or maybe grandmother). Does this mean there will be scenes with Ellen Barkin and NeNe, possibly fighting? If so, consider our interest piqued.