Except its characters hadn't. Bryan is (or maybe, "was," since the show was just canceled) a flamboyant creative type who often speaks in shallow maxims peppered with stereotypical references. He's effeminate and materialistic, but he harbors no issue with being "different." David is successful, stable and often uptight. "The New Normal" makes a point to show him as a football fan, the kind of masculine professional you'd have no problems bringing home to meet your parents.