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There's no such thing as too much John Corbett! After a sweet stint on Parenthood last month, the former Sex and the City star returns as the ultimate levelheaded hubby in Showtime's United States of Tara. Here, Corbett tells us what's shaking on and off the show.

TV Guide Magazine: Is Tara "cured" of her dissociative identity disorder after her breakthrough at the end of last season?
Corbett: [Laughs] I think the show will be over when she's better.  

TV Guide Magazine: What's the state of her marriage to Max?
Corbett: It's always dipped in a lot of love, but there's a lot of craziness going on, too. This season, we get to see what Max's threshold may be — how much is he really willing to put up with?

TV Guide Magazine: In Episode 3, we're introduced to Max's hoarding mom (guest Frances Conroy). How much insight will she offer into Max's psyche?
Corbett: Max's dad was married to a lady with some mental problems, too, but he didn't stick around — he bailed when Max was young. That's a conflicting thing for Max.

TV Guide Magazine: Speaking of dads, will we see your Parenthood character return?
Corbett: I talked to the producers about coming back next season and they're OK with it. I had more fun working on that show than I've had since Northern Exposure. They are all really good improvisational actors, so to jump in and try to keep up was exciting and a lot of fun.

TV Guide Magazine: You're turning 50 in May — any big plans?
Corbett: I've only had one birthday party my entire life, when I was 8 years old. I think it's time to have another. We'll play guitars, drink a couple of beers, and I'll be accepting of the 5-0.

United States of Tara
airs Mondays at 10:30/9:30c on Showtime.

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