Mae Whitman, Craig T. Nelson
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday's episode of Parenthood. Read at your own risk (and preferably with tissues handy!)]
After a relatively calm beginning to Parenthood's fourth season, emotions kicked into high gear on...
Erika Christensen and David Denman
Julia may not have kissed her new friend Ed on last week's episode of Parenthood, but in the eyes of the show's loyal fans, what actually happened may have been worse. After learning that, despite her extra efforts, her son Victor would have to be moved back down to fourth grade, Julia tearfully embraced Ed, and not her husband, Joel (Sam Jaeger).
"Julia's relationship with Ed is confusing to her because it feels so good to have a friend who's completely open to anything and everything that she wants to say," Erika Christensen tells TVGuide.com. "I think if she's being very honest with herself — yeah, she has a little crush on him. But if Joel and Julia were not going through what they're going through right now, it would be nothing to bat an eye at."
Although it seems like things couldn't get much worse for the longtime solid couple, Julia will hit a new low...
Mae Whitman, Matt Lauria
Parenthood's Matt Lauria admits that he had a hunch early on that Mae Whitman was his (TV) soulmate.
"Mae and I both, within the first couple of episodes, thought that we had really landed on something special," Lauria tells TVGuide.com. "So we both put our whole hearts into it."
Thankfully, this was no instance of puppy love. In the final moments of last Thursday's season premiere of the heartwarming family drama, Ryan returned home from military duty and...
What a difference a year makes. Last September, Parenthood faced a shortened 15-episode season after three years of high critical praise but lukewarm ratings. But thanks in no small part to Kristina's heartbreaking battle with breast cancer, the tearjerker family drama transformed from bubble show to buzz show. Now the NBC series returns for a full 22-episode season on a brand new night, Thursdays at 10/9c.
"Moving us to Thursdays was a vote of confidence from...
Parenthood has booked Friday Night Lights alum Jurnee Smollett for a recurring role, TVLine reports.
Smollett will play a smart and feisty woman named Heather whom Kristina (Monica Potter) hires as her campaign manager when she decides to run for office. The arc will reunite Smollett with her FNL producer Jason Katims, as well as Matt Lauria with whom she worked on the show's final two seasons.
Last year was a tough season for Parenthood, on-screen and off-screen. The show kept viewers reaching for the tissues when Kristina Braverman (Monica Potter) battled breast cancer, while her niece Amber (Mae Whitman) struggled with her feelings for a former soldier suffering from PTSD. Behind the camera, the perennial bubble show had been renewed for 15 episodes — shorter than the usual 22 — and ended its season way back in January. However, seven months later, the show has been renewed for a full 22-episode season and has been moved to...
Mae Whitman and Matt Lauria
Good news, Ryan and Amber fans! Matt Lauria is returning to Parenthood this season, TVLine.com reports.
On the NBC series, Lauria plays Army vet Ryan, a friend of Zeek's (Craig T. Nelson) who began dating Amber (Mae Whitman) early in Season 4. After...
Andrew Rannells, Justin Bartha
NBC has canceled The New Normal, TVGuide.com has learned.
Ryan Murphy's struggling comedy...
On the heels of the news that NBC has renewed Parks and Recreation for a sixth season, the network has canceled struggling comedies 1600 Penn, Whitney, Guys with Kids and Up All Night, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
1600 Penn, which...
Aziz Ansari, Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt
It's time to "Treat Yo Self!" because NBC has renewed Parks and Recreation for a sixth season, TVGuide.com has learned.
The NBC comedy, which stars Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, saw...