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Monica Potter in "Shock" After Golden Globes Nom For Parenthood
December 12, 2013


All those tears we cried over Kristina Braverman led to something good because Monica Potter is a Golden Globe nominee! The Parenthood actress received her first nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie.

"I'm so excited," Potter told E! "I'm very thrilled. I think I'm in shock because I get to go to this big awards show and it's completely out of the blue. I just thought we — the show — missed the boat on a few things and it was sort of like for us to get recognition is amazing."

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Golden Globe Nominations: ‘Parenthood’ Finally Gets Some Love...
December 12, 2013


And the only thing we really care about as far as the Golden Globe Awards TV nominations go is that Monica Potter finally got a nomination for “Parenthood” (!!!) -- our absolute favorite network television show. It’s about damn time. Still, I wouldn’t exactly call Potter a Supporting Actress – Kristina and Adam (Peter Kraus) have always felt like the center of the show. But we’ll take what we can get – we’re just sorry a nomination for “Nurse Jackie”’s fantastic Merrit Wever, who won the Supporting Actress Emmy, was sacrificed along the way. And "Homeland," which is at the tail end of a poorly received third season, received not one nomination -- an absence filled with nods for the Showtime drama “Masters of Sex." Other than that and a merciful dearth of nominations for “The Newsroom," the Golden Globe TV nominations and the Emmy nominations look pretty similar. It would be nice if “House of Cards” took a few trophies home this time.

Dax Shepard keeping busy with 'Parenthood', two movies and 'Veronica Mars' cameo
December 11, 2013


It's not surprising that Parenthood's Dax Shepard says he has a cameo role in the upcoming Veronica Mars movie. After all, Shepard's wife is none other than Veronica Mars herself, Kristen Bell.

But with Parenthood in the midst of its fifth season, Shepard also has two other movies in the can. "I'm in a movie called The Judge with Robert Downey, Jr., Robert Duvall, Vincent D'Onofrio, Billy Bob Thornton, Vera Farmiga - I'm the only non-nominated actor in the cast," Shepard says. "And I'm also in a movie called This is Where I Leave You with Jason Bateman, Jane Fonda, Tina Fey, Adam Driver and a bunch of other great people."

Conversing about movies leads Shepard, who plays Crosby Braverman on Parenthood (Thursdays on NBC and City), to a wider discussion about the differences between the TV world and the movie world these days. "I think ego-wise you still would rather be Robert Downey, Jr., than anyone else," says Shepard..

Behind the Scenes of 'Parenthood'
December 10, 2013


Mae Whitman and Miles Heizer narrate a day on the set.


Parenthood Exclusive: Jason Ritter Set to Return
November 14, 2013


Real-life Gilmore Girls triangle update: Lauren Graham is wresting Jason Ritter back from Alexis Bledel! TVLine has learned exclusively that Ritter has inked a deal to reprise his role as Mark Cyr, estranged boyfriend of Graham’s Sarah, during Parenthood‘s current fifth season.

Ritter will reappear in Episode 19, slated to air on April 24, when Mark has a chance encounter with one of the show’s characters (not necessarily Sarah, although — come on — their paths will undoubtedly cross).

As of now, Ritter is on board for just one episode. The actor was last seen at the end of Parenthood‘s fourth season when Mark had his heart smashed into a million pieces by Sarah, who chose to be with Hank (Ray Romano) instead. (And we all know how that worked out.)

Ritter, of course, segued to the new Fox comedy Us & Them opposite Graham’s Gilmore daughter Alexis Bledel. That series recently had its order drastically cut back, freeing up Ritter to return to Parenthood.

Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard Marry in Low-key Courtroom Ceremony
October 18, 2013


Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard reportedly tied the knot Thursday in Beverly Hills, getting married on the spot after heading to the county clerk's office to procure a license.

The couple, engaged since late 2009 and parents of Lincoln, 7 months, famously made a point of holding off on their nuptials until same-sex marriage was legal in California. After the Supreme Court did its work to knock down the ban in June, Bell proposed to Shepard (the "Parenthood" actor had done the asking the first time around) and the answer was "yes."

The two simply wanted the license on Thursday until a court employee offered to marry them right away, according to TMZ, which first reported the news. The ceremony went down in a nearby courtroom with Bell reportedly shedding a tear or two. US Weekly also confirmed the wedding.

The low-key affair was actually in line with something Bell said last year to USA Today. "I don't want another day where I get dressed up and wear makeup and celebrate myself," the "Veronica Mars" actress said. "We really don't want any attention for it." So shhh ... don't tell them we wrote this story, OK?

Global TV Schedule Change
October 17, 2013


Due to a scheduling change Parenthood is now on a day earlier than the US (NBC) in Canada on Global TV.

Move over, millennials: Grizzled guys own TV right now
October 17, 2013


There’s a great scene in the most recent episode of “Parenthood” where the character of Sarah Braverman looks lovingly into her curmudgeonly ex’s eyes and asks if he takes her seriously. Hank Rizzoli hesitates and Sarah jumps down his throat, surmising his true feelings: “You paused. The pause says it all.” He responds defensively: “I pause on everything.” In that moment I was reminded that I was not just watching the character Hank the grumpy photographer, but also Ray Romano, a world-class comedian and one of television’s most successful stars. Usually, I’d think of it as a bad thing to be taken out of the narrative by anything so meta. But, here, I had to smile at Romano referencing his signature, halting delivery...

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October 15, 2013


Erika Christensen "Apple party http://instagram.com/p/feDJ77P0dz/"

Talkshow - The Late Show with David Letterman
October 14, 2013

Ray Romano is on Letterman tonight (Monday October 14)

Update - YouTube full interview clip

Talkshow - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
October 10, 2013

Lauren Graham will be on The Tonight Show today (Tuesday October 10th)

Update - Youtube short part clip

Talkshow - The Ellen Degeneres Show
September 25, 2013

Lauren Graham will be on The Ellen Degeneres Show today (Wednesday September 25th)

Update - Youtube short part clip

Season 5 Cast Photos
August 26, 2013


Photos of Lauren Grahan and most of the cast for the next season.

S5 Cast

update - cast poster for the new season, thanks to lauren-online.net

cast poster S5

Lauren Graham is to Guest Star on Sesame Street
June 27, 2013


Lauren Graham is an actor most well known for playing Lorelai Gilmore on Gilmore Girls. Her other work includes Sweet November (with Charlize Theron), Evan Almighty (with Steve Carell), and NBC's Parenthood. She presents the word "Author" with Grover as The Word of the Day in Sesame Street Season 44.

TCA: Is NBC Finally Giving 'Parenthood' Its Due?
June 27, 2013


Has NBC finally realized that it has good thing going with returning drama, "Parenthood"?

In March, star Craig T. Nelson slammed the network for not promoting the show and for renewing it with partial seasons. He didn't apologize for the statements when asked about them during Saturday's Television Critics Association press tour.

"You get associated with a show that you love, a show that you believe in and a cast that's just extraordinary and you get frustrated with the fact that it doesn't seem to be honored the way you think it should be," Nelson, who plays Zeek Braverman, said. "And the quality of the work, the quality of the writing, the quality of the directing, I mean I've been doing 18 years of series television and I haven't been associated with a show that's been this wonderful," he continued. "And I decided as the patriarch of the show of this dysfunctional family that I needed to speak up about it. I'm proud of that."

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Mathew Perry Interviews Lauren Graham on CNN
July 26, 2013


Earlier today Mathew Perry was the guest host of "Piers Morgan Live" on CNN. One of his guest was long time friend Lauren Graham. Here is a clip found on YouTube.

Matt Lauria Inks Season 5 Deal - Find Out How Long Ryan Will Be Around
July 11, 2013


Parenthood‘s Ryan and Amber have overcome another huge obstacle: scheduling. Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that Matt Lauria has formally closed a deal to return to the NBC tearjerker for a sizable Season 5 stint. Lauria’s specific episode count is not known, but word is the Friday Night Lights alum is currently on board for roughly half of Season 5?s 22 episodes.

Last month at the ATX Festival, Lauria expressed optimism that he’d be back as Ryan, telling TVLine’s Meg Masters, “We don’t know what the details are going to be, but [exec producer] Jason [Katims] recently asked me, ‘Are you up for it?’ and I told him, ‘I’m up for it!’ And since then, there have been some conversations.” For his part, Katims told fans at PaleyFest earlier this year, “I absolutely loved the dynamic between [Amber and Ryan] and I would love to continue that storyline.”

Parenthood's New Season Starts September 26
June 21, 2013


Following it's move from Tuesday nights Parenthood will start it's 5th season Thursday September 26 at 10pm on NBC. It will have the new Michael J Fox sitcom 'The Michael J Foz Show' as it's lead in, which could help boots its ratings on the new night.

Lauren Graham novel being adapted for TV
June 12, 2013


Okay this is not strictly Parenthood news but I just could not resist in posting it.

EW has confirmed a Deadline report that the Parenthood actress’ book, Someday, Someday, Maybe, which was released earlier this year, is in the early stages of development, with Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production and Warner Bros. TV set to produce.

Graham will pen the script and executive produce the hour-long drama, which is about a young woman with six months left on her three-year plan to have a career as an actress in New York City.

Monica Potter Wins Critics’ Choice Television Awards
June 11, 2013


Monica Patter has won the Best Supporting Actress at the 2013 Critics’ Choice Television Awards.

Parenthood's Monica Potter Reflects on the Breast-Cancer Story Line
That "Struck a Nerve"

June 11, 2013

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Parenthood Season 4 DVD
June 3, 2013


Family dynamics are shifting for all three generations of The Braverman clan in the critically acclaimed fourth season of Parenthood. Everything changes for Adam and Kristina as they receive shocking news, while Sarah contemplates how her priorities affect her future. As Julia and Joel adjust to life with their adopted son, Crosby and Jasmine settle into their roles as husband and wife. Featuring guest stars Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) and Jason Ritter (The Event), watch all 15 smart, funny and heartwarming episodes about life’s unexpected hurdles and those who help us conquer them: family.

S4 DVD Cover

Critics Choice Nominations
May 22, 2013


Parenthood picked up just one nomination, Monica Potter for Best Supporting Actress.

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association, of which TVLine’s Michael Ausiello serves on the executive committee and Matt Webb Mitovich and Megan Masters are members, will announce the winners at a June 10 awards gala in Beverly Hills hosted by Parks and Recreation scene-stealer/Twitter superstar Retta. (For the first time the award show will be webcast live on UStream.) 

Lauren Graham Reveals 'Parenthood' Season 5 Hopes
May 21, 2013


News that Parenthood would not only be renewed for a fifth season, but a proper 22-episode fifth season, was met with applause -- and naturally some tears -- in the ETonline offices.

But now that it's also been confirmed Jason Ritter's new pilot, Us & Them co-starring Alexis Bledel, scored a pick-up at Fox, I began to wonder what was next for Sarah Braverman, played by New York Times Best-Selling Author, Lauren Graham!

Luckily I had the chance to find out, straight from the star herself, what season five might entail for Sarah when I caught up with Graham at NBC's Fall Upfront last week! Not only did we talk about Sarah's latest bedroom upgrade, but it turns out Lauren's quest to snag one of Rory Gilmore's ex-boyfriends is still very much on the agenda! Watch!

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Ask Matt:
May 20, 2013


Question: Parenthood is one of

my favorite shows. The past few years, I was disappointed with the short seasons and often worried it would be canceled by NBC. When I heard it had been renewed and for a full season (22 episodes), I was thrilled! I was less than thrilled, however, when I saw NBC's new fall schedule and that Parenthood will be up against Scandal. I love both shows and obviously I can record one and watch the other one, but with Scandal's increasing popularity I am worried NBC is dooming Parenthood by scheduling it against such a popular show like Scandal. I'm not sure how Elementary does in the ratings (I don't watch it), but it gets a strong lead-in from Person of Interest. Do you think Parenthood has a chance in this new time slot? — Dee

Matt Roush: A chance to win? No. An opportunity to improve the network's performance in the time period on a critical night? Very possibly. No matter where Parenthood airs, it's never going to be mistaken for a blockbuster hit like Scandal, but it does have a loyal and passionate following. Thematically, it may benefit by airing after a string of family-focused new comedies on NBC, and there will be a big promotional push for The Michael J. Fox Show, its immediate lead-in. (By the way, Elementary, which is very successful, will no longer be paired with Person of Interest — which somewhat ironically will move to Tuesday's 10/9c time period — but the Sherlock drama remains formidable competition as well.) The bottom line here is that NBC is sticking with Parenthood, which is a very good thing. And if things go south on Thursdays, where it's hard to imagine it getting much worse for NBC than what happened this season, there will likely be other programming options before they give up on it.

NBC Upfrounts 2013
May 13, 2013


First YouTube clip with Lauren, Monica and Peter.

Parenthood Moving To Thursday Nights
May 12, 2013


After 4 seasons Parenthood will be moving house to Thursday nights on NBC, however it will remain in the 10pm time slot.

Lauren Graham on Parenthood's Renewal, a Gilmore Movie and Being Mrs. Joel McHale
May 10, 2013


When Lauren Graham stopped by the TVLine offices recently, it wasn’t just for a casual sit-and-run. We had a lot to catch up on! Besides sharing her hopes for the next season of Parenthood (“In 22 episodes, I’m pretty sure Sarah Braverman can stop sleeping on the pullout bed!”) and recalculating the odds of a Gilmore Girls movie (“to finish it the way [Amy Sherman-Palladino] would have finished it”), the multi-tasker explained just how autobiographical her best-selling new book, Someday, Someday, Maybe, is and reminisced fondly about her days as “Mrs. Joel McHale.”

Jason Katims Honoree at the 2013 Television Academy Honors
May 9, 2013


Jason Katims is honored for "Parenthood" at the Sixth Annual Television Academy Honors

Parenthood Renewed for Full 22 Episode 5th Season
April 26, 2013


Parenthood has been given a 22 episode renewal for it's 5th season after a rise in viewer numbers from it's previous season.

“Parenthood” grew this season versus last by 8 percent in adults 18-49 (to a 2.8 rating from a 2.6) and also increased by 8 percent year-to-year in total viewers (7.1 million vs. 6.6 million). This season’s last seven “Parenthood” telecasts beat both the ABC and CBS drama competition in the time period in 18-49.

The show should return for the Fall season in it's usual Tuesday night time slot on NBC.

Who's the Biggest Flirt on the Set of Parenthood?
March 26, 2013


If you guys can hold out another six weeks, I'm predicting a fifth season renewal of NBC's Parenthood at the up-fronts in New York City (and yes, I do think I'll be right, unlike Phil the Groundhog). Until then, enjoy some quality time with the Braverman's as they play cast superlatives with us!

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PaleyFest - YouTube clips
March 7, 2013


Other clips Jason Ritter, Mae Whitman and Miles Heizer, Xolo Mariduena and Max Burkholder.

PaleyFest: Scoop on Season 5 Hopes (and Plans!), Sarah's Choice and More
March 7, 2013


Parenthood showrunner Jason Katims, along with 12 of the beloved NBC family drama’s cast members, graced the stage at PaleyFest 2013 Thursday night to discuss high hopes for a fifth season, who’ll be back if the series is fortunate enough to return, Sarah’s controversial romantic twist and much more.

Wasting no time getting to the juiciest question of all, TVLine’s own Michael Ausiello — who moderated the event — grilled Katims on the likelihood of a renewal. The EP, of course, didn’t have a definitive answer, but instead turned it over to Max Burkholder, who enthused: “You can never be sure, but I am definitely crossing my fingers!”

Read the full story here

2013 Paleyfest - Parenthood

March 7, 2013


The Parenthood cast attended the Paleyfest event, talking about the show with Michael Ausiello and the shows creator Jason Katims. Below are some screen caps from the event, click on them for a bigger copy.

Gilmore Gah! Jason Ritter Trades Lauren Graham for Alexis Bledel in Fox's Friends & Family Pilot

March 2, 2013


In a twist Shakespeare would love, Gilmore Girls‘ Alexis Bledel has joined Fox’s comedy pilot Friends & Family as a romantic interest for Jason Ritter, TVLine has learned. Ritter, of course, was last seen romancing Bledel’s former Gilmore mom, Lauren Graham, in NBC’s Parenthood.

Read the full story here

Parenthood's Jason Ritter to Star in Fox Comedy Friends & Family
February 14, 2013


Forget the Bravermans: Parenthood‘s Jason Ritter is becoming part of Fox’s Friends & Family.

The actor has signed on to star in the network’s American adaptation of the British comedy Gavin & Stacey, TVLine has learned.

Ritter will play Gavin, a neurotic and smart good guy who’s excited about his first real date with Stacey, a co-worker from rural Pennsylvania he’s become friends with through Skype and Facebook.

The single-camera project is written by David Rosen (I Just Want My Pants Back), with Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner, Henry Normal and Gavin & Stacey creators James Corden and Ruth Jones also serving as EPs.

Parenthood's Monica Potter on Why She Wouldn't Shave Her Head for Cancer Storyline
January 28, 2013


Monica Potter is a dedicated actress, as any Parenthood fan can attest to, but when it came time for the 41-year-old actress to shave her head for her role as cancer-stricken mom Kristina Braverman, her 7-year-old daughter wouldn't let her go through with it.

Read the full interview here

Celebrity Q & A: Peter Krause
January 28, 2013


Just like his character, Adam, on NBC's Parenthood, the actor finds that being dad to real-life son Roman, 11, is a matter of trial and error.

Read the full interview here

Lauren Graham joins Twitter
January 23, 2013


Last week Lauren Graham officially joined. She's in good company with other Parenthood stars like Mae Whitman, Erika Christensen, Monica Potter, Dax Shepard, Jason Ritter and Miles Heizer.

Finale Post Mortem: Parenthood Boss on Sarah's 'Wrenching' Decision! Plus — Season 5 Scoop!
January 23, 2013


It takes a lot to walk off with “biggest emotional twist” honors in a Parenthood episode that features a pregnancy, a cancer resolution, an adoption and two admissions to college.

Congratulations, Sarah and Amber. You killed us during the Season 4 finale Tuesday night. Now can you please pass the Kleenex?

Here, showrunner Jason Katims discusses the heartbreaking dissolution of Sarah’s Hank/Mark love imbroglio and Amber’s major move toward finally finding happiness. The Parenthood boss also weighs in on the possibility of a fifth season for the NBC drama — and previews which up-in-the-air cast members might return to take part.

Read the full interview on the link

'Parenthood' Showrunner Jason Katims Talks Tears and a 'Satisfying' Season Finale
January 22, 2013


Parenthood's fourth season comes to a close Tuesday night, a finale that showrunner Jason Katims promises will be filled with both emotional moments and resolution. In a season that has featured nearly as many emotional triumphs (Max wins the election, Ryan and Amber connect) as it has heart-wrenching moments (Kristina's breast cancer diagnosis, Julia's adoption woes with Victor), the critical darling will see Sarah (Lauren Graham) painstakingly pick between Mark (Jason Ritter) and Hank (Ray Romano) and Kristina's (Monica Potter) health status revealed. Elsewhere, Julia (Erika Christensen) and Joel (Sam Jaeger) look to finalize Victor's adoption, Amber (Mae Whitman) and Ryan (Matt Lauria) will address their future as a couple as Drew (Miles Heizer) continues to cope with the emotional fallout of Amy's abortion.

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The Cast of Parenthood Reveals What Movies Make Them Cry
January 21, 2013


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 it's coming."

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Parenthood Boss Jason Katims: "I'm Hopeful That We'll Get a Season 5"
January 21, 2013


Parenthood has kept fans reaching for the tissues week after week throughout its three-year run. But showrunner Jason Katims remembers the exact moment he knew Season 4 was clicking with fans.

"I think it was the way the Christmas episode was teased the week before, where Kristina was rushed to the hospital. Before that week, people really felt like that Kristina might die in that episode, and it was really kind of a wild thing to see people's reactions," he tells TVGuide.com.

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Will Julia And Joel Keep Victor? Erika Christensen Talks Season 4
January 15, 2013


Below, Erika Christensen opens up to HuffPost TV about whether or not Joel and Julia will get on the same page by the end of Season 4, why Mae Whitman (a.k.a. "Parenthood's" Amber) should be winning Emmys, a scene between Crosby (Dax Shepard) and Julia that "Parenthood" creator Jason Katims called "one of my favorite scenes that we've done on the show" and much more.

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NBC Accused of Pushing Abortion Through 'Parenthood' Episode
January 10, 2013


The hourlong NBC drama that aired Tuesday night featured teenage girl Amy (Skyler Day) aborting her fetus at a pristine Planned Parenthood clinic while boyfriend Drew (Miles Heizer) sat nervously in a waiting room.

While liberal publications such as Salon.com and Huffington Post largely praised the episode for its bravery and realism in tackling a touchy subject during primetime, right-leaning outlets had a much different take.

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NBC’s “Parenthood” episode takes teen to Planned Parenthood for abortion
January 10, 2013


The episode was called “Small Victories,” but “Parenthood” producers might have done better to call it “Small Dead Baby.” On Tuesday night, the popular NBC drama about dysfunctional people featured Planned Parenthood’s number-one service, abortion, in an episode where a teenage girl finds out she is pregnant and quickly has an abortion.

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Ray Romano loves 'Parenthood' role - will show be renewed for season 5?
January 9, 2013


Ray Romano, who rose to fame with the sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond," loves his new recurring role on NBC's comedy series "Parenthood" and is open to the idea of reprising it in the future, if they'll have him.

The 55-year-old actor made his debut on the current fourth season of "Parenthood," playing a photographer named Hank Rizzoli, who is a love interest of actress Lauren Graham's character.

He told the Associated Press on Tuesday, January 9, that he recently filmed his final episode and that he would "be happy" to reprise his role on a fifth season, adding: "As long as they have a good idea for my character.'

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PaleyFest 2013
January 9, 2013


This morning the Paley Center for Media announced their full PaleyFest 2013 line-up as planned. A number of fan favorite series joined the two-week annual television event held at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.

Parenthood - March 7 2013

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The Cast of "Parenthood" on Parenting
January 8, 2013


Host Cat Greenleaf gets ready for the Golden Globes with the cast of "Parenthood" on the set of the NBC show.

Warning the below clip contains some minor spoilers for the season final, so watch later if you don't want to be spoiled.

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'Parenthood' Season 5 potential: NBC 'incredibly excited' about current ratings and stories
January 6, 2013


At Sunday's NBC Television Critics Association press day, NBC President of Entertainment Jennifer Salke said that no decision has been made yet about a potential Season 5, but the network is happy with the upward trend of Season 4.

"We're feeling really great about [its performance]," Salke explains. "We haven't determined its future, but I'd be crazy to tell you that we didn't feel incredibly excited about where the show is creatively and the way the current storylines are kind of capturing a bigger audience. So we feel really good about it."

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2013 Renewal Scorecard:
January 4, 2013


The site has listed Parenthood as 'A sure thing' for renewal this May when NBC has it's upfronts to announce shows it is planning for the next season.

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