- David (Justin Bartha) is Will - a straight acting, sports loving, doctor who didn't come out until he finished med school and met Bryan.
- Bryan (Andrew Rannells) is Jack, very flamboyant, quick witted, fashion and pop culture, and super gay.
- Nana/Jana (Ellen Barkin) is Karen, a cross between Archie Bunker and Lisa Campanella. No one is as good as she is and she's not racist or bigoted because "only the gays could keep her looking so good.
- Goldi (Georgia King) is Grace but without the self absorption. She's kinda pure of heart and wants to create a better life for her daughter by finally striking out on her own by earning her money by being David and Bryan's surrogate.
- Shania (Bebe Wood) is a new character and is a show stealer. She marches to her own beat and loves her mother and just rolls here eyes at her Nana.
- Rocky (NeNe Leaks) is Rosario, and is basically the same as her character on Glee (it is a Ryan Murphy show) which is fine because she does it well and has just enough screen time.
The second episode was a vast improvement and guarantees that I'll be watching (and so will you) for the first run half of the season at least. How can you not when after Shania (the little girl) spends the entire episode dressed and speaking (brilliantly!!) as Little Edie of Grey Gardens after she watches the documentary. I was dying!
Bryan (the gayer one) completely warms up to Shania and is so good with her - they have wonderful chemistry. We get a flash back (which I think there'll be a lot of) of how David and Bryan met and it is very sweet and heartfelt and totally believable. So other things happen and they do get pregnant.
Overall, keeping in mind that this is a sitcom, it can be forgiven for some things. After seeing the second show, I think character development will continue and the foundation of a solid show has been laid. Fingers crossed!