Let's be honest: Everyone could use a little Adam Braverman in their life.
Since NBC's Parenthood debuted in 2010, we've watched Zeke and Camille's firstborn — played so perfectly by Peter Krause — grow from being a tad neurotic and overprotective to quickly become the family's shoulder to cry on and one of our favorite characters on television. Whether it was attempting to "hip it up" to get a rapper's business, wearing a pirate costume for his son Max (Max Burkholder), trying to find the perfect wig for his wife Kristina (Monica Potter) during chemo or unleashing his signature dance moves (aka "The Fever"), here are the 31 times (so far) we have adored Adam Braverman.
Max Burkholder, Monica Potter
Max Braverman (Max Burkholder) has always been headstrong, but on Thursday's Parenthood season premiere (10/9c, NBC), he takes things to another level.
The Season 6 premiere features Adam (Peter Krause) and Kristina (Monica Potter) gearing up for the opening of...
It's the elephant in the room on Chasing Life and so many other TV shows, movies, novels and plays: Is the character with cancer going to die? Showrunner Patrick Sean Smith admits he had the same question when he was first approached to join the ABC Family drama (Tuesdays, 9/8c) about a young journalist April Carver (Italia Ricci) who learns that she has cancer. "One of my first reactions was, 'Well, how do you keep this show going?' For me, the show is...
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Tatiana Maslany, Claire Danes
Remember when the Golden Globes nominated Smash last year? Good times. There was no comically WTF nomination like that in Thursday's batch, but the Hollywood Foreign Press Association kept us on our toes. Check out our surprises and snubs below, and then tell us yours.
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!)]
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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...
When Parenthood returns, Kristina Braverman is "going for the gusto," star Monica Potter says.
Now that Kristina (Potter) is cancer-free, the stay-at-home mom is going back to work and taking on a new challenge by running for mayor in Season 5.
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"She's really going for the gusto and she's really going to live her life now because of what she went through last year," Potter tells TVGuide.com in the video below. "When I read it, I was like, 'Holy, alright, let's do it.' She's so excited to ... seize the moment."
Keep watching for more on Kristina's new outlook on life and to see who pops up mid-interview!
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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.