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Matt Bomer Goes Shirtless, Does Ab Crunches on The New Normal

USMagazine, Thursday, January 10, 2013, 3:30pm (PST)

The wardrobe budget must have been tight when Matt Bomer guest starred in the Dec. 8 episode of NBC's The New Normal.

"I just showed up and said, 'Where did you need me?'" the 35-year-old actor said of his barely-there wardrobe. "I didn't ask too many questions."

In his first scene, the actor did suspended ab crunches will wearing skimpy black athletic shorts -- the first of many shirtless scenes.

The married father of three played the part of Monty, who previously dated expectant father Bryan (Andrew Rannells). "He's a party boy who's trying to get his act together," Bomer said of his character. "He just doesn't know the right way to do it yet."

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At the beginning of the episode, viewers learned that Monty and Bryan broke up because they had opposing views about settling down and raising a family. Two years later, Monty and Bryan were on the same page -- but the former had no idea how to start a family of his own.

Bryan and his partner, David (Justin Bartha), then decided to set him up with their fertility specialist, Gary (Michael Hitchcock). In the midst of a candlelight dinner, Monty became enamored with the couple's surrogate, Goldie (Georgia King), and asked if she would do the same for him.

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In the end, Goldie announced she didn't want to be a surrogate again, as she had dreams of her own to pursue. As luck would have it, her decision prompted Monty and Gary to reconnect -- and give parenthood a shot.

This isn't the first time Bomer has guest-starred on one of Ryan Murphy's television shows: in April 2012, he appeared on Glee as Blaine Anderson's (Darren Criss') older brother, Cooper.

The New Normal airs Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. EST on NBC. Bomer headlines the USA series White Collar, which returns with new episodes Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 10 p.m. EST.

This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Matt Bomer Goes Shirtless, Does Ab Crunches on The New Normal

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