Marlo Thomas is back on television in a
guest role on the NBC comedy The New Normal.
Thomas plays Nancy Niles, a Los Angeles
realtor to the stars who hires Jane (Played by Ellen Barkin). Thomas
first appeared in the December 4 episode titled Baby Proofing.
In the show from Glee creator
Ryan Murphy, David (Justin Bartha, The Hangover) and Bryan
(Andrew Rannells, Broadway's Book of Mormon) begin their quest
to start a family as Goldie (Georgia King) and her daughter escape
the clutches of her overbearing and homophobic grandmother (Barkin)
from small town Ohio to Los Angeles.
Thomas discussed her role in an
appearance Wednesday on ABC's daytime talk show The View.
“I play Ellen's boss, I just hired
her in that show,” she said, a reference to a clip played for the
audience. “And I'm making her over, because she's [a] homophobe
and she's a racist and all those things and I can make better.
That's my job. And I fix her clothes, as well.”
She added that the role was “fun.”
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