Sarah Braverman (Lauren Graham, Gilmore Girls), a financially strapped single mother, uproots her two teens, Amber (Mae Whitman, In Treatment) and Drew (Miles Heizer, ER), to move back home. Sarah is greeted by her father, Zeek (Craig T. Nelson, Family Stone) and mother, Camille (Bonnie Bedelia, Heart Like a Wheel), who are dealing with their own marital issues. Sister Julia (Erika Christensen, Traffic) is a successful corporate attorney trying to juggle work and motherhood, alongside her stay-at-home husband, Joel (Sam Jaeger, Eli Stone). Younger brother Crosby (Dax Shepard, Baby Mama) must suddenly contend with accepting responsibility when an old flame Jasmine (Joy Bryant, Antwone Fisher) shows up and he must re-evaluate his priorities. And eldest brother Adam (Peter Krause, Six Feet Under), must relinquish his preconceived expectations about what constitutes a "normal" family when he and wife Kristina (Monica Potter, Trust Me) and teen daughter Haddie (Sarah Ramos, American Dreams) learn that their eccentric son Max (Max Burkholder, Brother and Sisters), is diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome.
Last season, Adam and Kristina got a (mostly) happy surprise when Kristina became pregnant. They already have a full plate dealing with a teenage daughter and a son with Asperger's Syndrome. So, a new baby -- whew! Julia and Joel, unable to have another child of their own, have decided to adopt. They can't help but be a bit jealous about Adam and Kristina's news. Sarah is fast approaching 40 and doing it all on her own -- working, dating and raising two kids. If only she could move out of her parents' home -- life would be grand, wouldn't it? Crosby and Jasmine are at a crossroads in their relationship -- do they have what it takes to stay together as a couple? Or will custody be the only thing that they share? Whether it's growing up, growing older or growing apart -- life is always interesting with the Bravermans.
Meet the Braverman siblings. Right about now, they're knee-deep in dealing with the ups, downs and sideways of raising a family. Julia (Erika Christensen) is the overachiever. Great attorney, but terrible at squeezing in quality time with her husband and daughter. Adam (Peter Krause) and Kristina (Monica Potter) have a son with Asperger's, and a teen daughter who's just discovered her sexuality. Boy do they have their hands full. After meeting his 5-year-old son, Crosby (Dax Shepard) suddenly finds himself having to make the toughest decision of his life -- should he follow his new family to New York? And Sarah (Lauren Graham), well, let's just say she's trying to rediscover life, love and everything in between -- while dealing with two out-of-control teenagers. From play dates to blind dates, Parenthood is... rewarding, challenging, exhilarating, hysterical, relatable and always surprising.
An audience member at PaleyFest 2013 opens up about coming out and asks "Parenthood" executive producer Jason Katims to consider a gay storyline.
An audience member at PaleyFest 2013 asks "Parenthood" stars Erika Christensen and Sam Jaeger about Julia and Joel's foster child storyline.
At PaleyFest 2013, the "Parenthood" team dissects what makes the series such an emotional show. It even makes grown men cry.