Mae Whitman, Matt Lauria
[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from Thursday's season finale of Parenthood. Read at your own risk!]
NCIS: New Orleans has nabbed Scott Bakula for the lead role, TVLinereports.
Bakula will play NCIS Special Agent Pride, who's driven by the need to do what's right.
NCIS boss on the "challenge" of Ziva's exit and "very positive" reaction to Bishop
Happy New TV Year! With the Winter Olympics only a little more than a month away, the networks are wasting no time premiering new and returning shows through January, making this almost as busy a month for programming as the heights of September. Let the winter midseason begin.
BACK TO SCHOOL: Some underdogs adopt a never-say-die mentality. In the fringe world of wackiness known as NBC's Community, it's more like never say graduate, as the cult comedy returns for an against-the-odds fifth season with back-to-back episodes (Thursday, 8/7c) once again under the warped tutelage of mercurial series creator Dan Harmon. (For more on his and the show's comeback, go here.)
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...
Dax Shepard, Peter Krause
Adam (Peter Krause) and Crosby (Dax Shepard) are taking another big risk together on Parenthood.
After joining forces to open The Luncheonette recording studio two seasons ago, the Braverman brothers decided last week to take another chance and form their own record label. But will they be able to...
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...
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...
Lauren Graham, Jason Ritter
It's another ridiculously busy night of TV, with premieres and finales jousting for attention amid other distractions. It's just as well that CBS' top-rated lineup is taking a breather with repeats.
First, the farewells, going head to head. Once again, NBC sends away its reliably tear-jerking Parenthood (10/9c) earlier in the TV year than we'd like, but a limited run of 15 episodes beats the alternative. Shows like this don't tend to repeat well, and if a shorter run makes business sense — while freeing up the time period in the back half of the season for something else (in this case, a retooled Smash in two weeks) — then so be it. This fourth season has been Parenthood's strongest and most emotionally charged to date, especially in the storyline involving Kristina's breast cancer ordeal, providing Monica Potter and Peter Krause (as husband Adam) with their strongest dramatic material to date. Emmy voters, wake up and take note.
For those embarrassed about shedding a few tears — or in some cases, crying buckets — each week during Parenthood: Don't worry. You are not alone.
"I have to be honest — this show does always make me cry," Erika Christensen tells TVGuide.com. "It gets me even though I know...
TIME FOR THE BIG BANG?
The January 31 episode of CBS' The Big Bang Theory (People's Choice winner for Favorite Network TV Comedy) finds Penny asking virginal Sheldon (Jim Parsons) the million-dollar question: Would he ever consider having sex with Amy (Mayim Bialik)? "And he...