Parenthood

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Mega Buzz: Blacklist's Mommy Issues, Extant's Ex and a Following Romance

James Spader, Halle Berry, Kevin Bacon

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Anything on The Blacklist— Michelle 
While everyone has been focused on the mystery of Liz's father, Season 2 will also explore who Liz's mother was. "If the part about my dad wasn't true, what is the truth, if any, that I need to learn about my mom?" executive producer John Eisendrath says of Liz's mindset this year. In other news, there will be a small time jump when the show returns, but Berlin will still very much be in the picture as the main villain in the "first portion of the year," Eisendrath adds.

Will Molly's alien boyfriend Marcus pop up again on Extant— George
Yes, and the fact that whatever this entity is appeared to Molly as her dead first love is... read more

Chasing Life: Does April Have to Die?

Chasing Life

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... read more

Parenthood Boss Calls Final Season a "Gift," Teases a "Huge Challenge" for the Bravermans

Monica Potter, Max Burkholder, and Peter Krause

Parenthood fans were in an emotional tizzy this past spring, but it wasn't because of a heartbreaking story line on the show.

After five seasons, the fate of the beloved family drama remained in question and was the last scripted series to receive a pick-up from NBC for the 2014-2015 TV season just hours before the network's fall schedule was unveiled.

2014 Emmy nominations: Surprises and snubs

The show received a reduced 13-episode final season order, and showrunner Jason Katims is thankful he will get to say a proper goodbye to the Bravermans. "For a show I'm so personally invested in... read more

Parenthood Debate: Should Amber Be Pregnant?

Mae Whitman, Matt Lauria

To be or not to be ... pregnant: That is the question facing the writers of Parenthood as the show prepares to kick off its final season this fall. While the Season 5 finale wrapped up many of the year's ongoing story lines, so much so that it made star Peter Krause worry about a renewal, there was one huge cliff-hanger left unanswered: Is Amber (Mae Whitman) expecting? Aside from the hotly debated question of how she and on-and-off love Ryan (Matt Lauria) could have even had sex in his hospital bed in the first place — we're with you, Ray Romano — Amber was spotted buying a pregnancy test in the final act. While the writers begin to decide where the final 13 episodes will take the Braverman clan, we thought we'd help them out by devising a pro-con list of whether Amber... read more

Parenthood Boss and Stars on Saying Goodbye to the Bravermans

Parenthood

Parenthood's Season 5 finale could've easily served as a series ending, and a satisfying one at that, so much so that both the drama's showrunner and its stars wondered if the network would feel it was the right place to end.

"I got nervous watching [the finale] because I felt like, that kind of leaves it in a place where the network can very easily say, 'Oh, that's a nice ending to a series," Peter Krause told a theater full of fans Saturday at the show's ATX Television Festival panel, moderated by this reporter. Added showrunner Jason Katims, "This year, I honestly was hedging my bets. More than any other [season], I didn't know whether the show was going to come back and I thought it was a good chance we wouldn't."

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ABC Family's Chasing Life Knocks Cancer Down to Size

Italia Ricci

When actress Italia Ricci auditioned for the ABC Family pilot Chasing Life in late 2012, she was very unfamiliar with the subject matter at the heart of the show.

"[I] was like, 'Do I even have a right to be telling this story?'" she tells TVGuide.com of playing a twentysomething diagnosed with cancer. "I had doubts about if I was going to be able to do it justice as an actor. I've never had a personal experience with cancer. So, when I auditioned it was sort of like 'the C-word.' I was intimated by the whole idea of cancer and... read more

7 Shows We're Binge-Watching This Summer

The West Wing

With network TV season finales firmly in the rearview mirror and summer shows not yet back in full rotation, many regular TV viewers are likely facing the same dilemma: What to watch? Sure, it's great to finally have more than 5 percent storage space left on our DVRs, but it's difficult to suddenly go from carefully planning Sunday night series' schedules to watching — gasp! — repeats. But as that old, awful NBC marketing campaign goes "If you haven't seen it, it's new to you." So, which series should you dive into during this down time? Below, TVGuide.com editors share their binge-watching selections for the summer... read more

Girls Taps Jason Ritter for Guest Role

Jason Ritter

Who needs the Bravermans when they can hang out with the Girls?

Parenthood's Jason Ritter has signed on to guest-star on Season 4 of the HBO comedy, reports TV Line. read more

NBC Announces Fall Premiere Dates

James Spader, Peter Krause

Mark your calendars: NBC has announced the fall premiere dates for its new and returning shows.

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The Five Burning Questions of Upfronts

The Baltimore Ravens Stadium

1. How do you solve a problem like Thursday Night Football?

CBS won the bidding war against NBC, ABC and ESPN to broadcast the NFL's Thursday schedule and will begin airing the games September 11 for seven weeks, delaying the launch of the Eye's Thursday lineup. For CEO Les Moonves and CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler, the no-brainer course of action would be to shift monster hit The Big Bang Theory to Mondays during that period to help launch new comedy How I Met Your Dad, then send it back to Thursdays after the Chargers face the Broncos in the final matchup on October 23.

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Premiered: March 02, 2010, on NBC
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Premise: A comedy-drama following a large and imperfect family as they tackle the challenges of raising kids and starting over after setbacks. Based on the hit 1989 film.

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