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Parenthood fanblog

Dedicated to the NBC drama Parenthood.
Jul 24 '14
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Monica Potter is playing on Hollywood Game Night TONIGHT. Join us in cheering her on!

nbcparenthood:

Monica Potter is playing on Hollywood Game Night TONIGHT. Join us in cheering her on!

Jul 14 '14
Showrunner Jason Katims discussed the sixth and final season of Parenthood at the Television Critics Association press tour yesterday. Based mainly on live tweets from the critics, here’s a summary of what he said. Each tidbit links back to its original source.
Katims said that while Parenthood has always been a bubble show, this year it was trickier than before to get a renewal. However, he never envisioned a season without the full cast. “To me, the show is everybody in the show.” He’s happy that the show has gotten the 13 episode order. “For a show that I am personally so invested in…I think of it as a gift to know we get to tell this last part of story.”
He would love to do cross-overs again, like the web series about Landry’s band (from Friday Night Lights) at the Luncheonette, or Crosby’s appearance in About a Boy.
He considers his showrunner career to be a journey in “[embracing] the collaborative nature of making a television show”. “You have the opportunity of working with these immensely talented people…and my feeling is the idea of embracing that & giving everybody the idea that they are not there to execute your vision, but share in creating.” On casting ensembles, like the Braverman family: it’s about putting together people that have “magic" together. The ensemble nature of the show does not mean that everyone always has to have equally big storylines. "Everyone is carrying the ball” at a certain point and will rotate to the center of the story. He considers the Parenthood roles to have become richer because of the actors playing them. “You can throw these actors anything; they almost sort of demand it of you”.
For the final season, he wanted to find a larger story that would inform and influence all the characters. “I feel like we’re going to be telling a story this year that we haven’t told before and I’m excited about that. (…) There will be as many storylines going on as there always are, but this will be something that tracks through the entire year”. Of the thread for the season, he said: “It’s a huge challenge for this family, of the kind that we haven’t seen before.” He explained to TVLine: “When we did Kristina’s cancer storyline, I thought it was one of our strongest stories that we did — and obviously some of the best performances — so we want to do a story that again is one of those biggies that the family has to deal with.”
Ray Romano will likely be around for the full season.
Via Danielle Turchiano: Katims used to want to be a short order cook— the assembly of a variety of dishes is not that different. His wife said “You got your dream”. The show allowed him to explore a wide variety of subjects, such as marriages and raising kids.
What’s the deal with Amber and Ryan? They did have sex at the hospital, and by the time of the premiere - which jumps two to three months ahead - we will know whether Amber is pregnant.

Showrunner Jason Katims discussed the sixth and final season of Parenthood at the Television Critics Association press tour yesterday. Based mainly on live tweets from the critics, here’s a summary of what he said. Each tidbit links back to its original source.

Katims said that while Parenthood has always been a bubble show, this year it was trickier than before to get a renewal. However, he never envisioned a season without the full cast. “To me, the show is everybody in the show.” He’s happy that the show has gotten the 13 episode order. “For a show that I am personally so invested in…I think of it as a gift to know we get to tell this last part of story.”

He would love to do cross-overs again, like the web series about Landry’s band (from Friday Night Lights) at the Luncheonette, or Crosby’s appearance in About a Boy.

He considers his showrunner career to be a journey in “[embracing] the collaborative nature of making a television show”. “You have the opportunity of working with these immensely talented people…and my feeling is the idea of embracing that & giving everybody the idea that they are not there to execute your vision, but share in creating.” On casting ensembles, like the Braverman family: it’s about putting together people that have “magic" together. The ensemble nature of the show does not mean that everyone always has to have equally big storylines. "Everyone is carrying the ball” at a certain point and will rotate to the center of the story. He considers the Parenthood roles to have become richer because of the actors playing them. “You can throw these actors anything; they almost sort of demand it of you”.

For the final season, he wanted to find a larger story that would inform and influence all the characters. “I feel like we’re going to be telling a story this year that we haven’t told before and I’m excited about that. (…) There will be as many storylines going on as there always are, but this will be something that tracks through the entire year”. Of the thread for the season, he said: “It’s a huge challenge for this family, of the kind that we haven’t seen before.” He explained to TVLine: “When we did Kristina’s cancer storyline, I thought it was one of our strongest stories that we did — and obviously some of the best performances — so we want to do a story that again is one of those biggies that the family has to deal with.”

Ray Romano will likely be around for the full season.

Via Danielle Turchiano: Katims used to want to be a short order cook— the assembly of a variety of dishes is not that different. His wife said “You got your dream”. The show allowed him to explore a wide variety of subjects, such as marriages and raising kids.

What’s the deal with Amber and Ryan? They did have sex at the hospital, and by the time of the premiere - which jumps two to three months ahead - we will know whether Amber is pregnant.

Jun 8 '14

Remember the Parenthood panels at the ATX TV Festival in 2012 and 2013? The show was represented again in the third edition of the festival. A screening of the season five finale was followed by a Q&A with Lauren Graham, Peter Krause, Ray Romano, Jason Katims and David Hudgins. I expect that there will be a full video of their discussion at some point, but for now, some quotes that people have tweeted:

Ray Romano on Sarah and Hank: “We had to put peanut butter on my lips to get her to kiss me” (source)

Lauren Graham got emotional talking about how grateful she is to know that Parenthood is ending, unlike Gilmore Girls. (source)

Peter Krause said he was worried the last Parenthood season finale would have given NBC freedom to cancel it because it wrapped up the story. (source)

Ray Romano asked Jason Katims: “Is Amber pregnant? And if so HOW did that happen?” (source)

Romano also said he doesn’t know why he bothers practicing his lines because Lauren Graham improvs so much. (source) On their dynamic: “I’m the bassoon and she’s the piccolo.” (source)

Jason Katims said he hopes to bring Sarah Ramos back next season to continue with the Haddie storyline. (source)

Jun 2 '14
NBC just announced the premiere date for season 6: September 25. Start the countdowns!

NBC just announced the premiere date for season 6: September 25. Start the countdowns!

(Source: hitfix.com)

Jun 2 '14
"First day for the writers on Parenthood Season Six! Very excited to find new and interesting ways to make people cry. And hopefully laugh."
Sarah Watson (@SarahWatson42) on Twitter

(Source: twitter.com)

May 30 '14

Max Burkholder was one of the 30 supporting actors who were invited by The Hollywood Reporter this year for the annual Supporting Actors Emmy Contender Group Photo. On his favorite part of season five, Max says:

"My character, Max, has Asperger’s, and I loved my scenes with Ray Romano’s character. They connected, which Max had never experienced before."

(Source: hollywoodreporter.com)

May 30 '14
This is the cover of the DVD for season five! According to Amazon, it will be released on August 19. No word on extras yet.

This is the cover of the DVD for season five! According to Amazon, it will be released on August 19. No word on extras yet.

May 29 '14
"While waiting to hear word on the fate of @nbcparenthood, I found this pic. Don’t make Awesome T. Nelson wait." -Sam Jaeger (@Sam_Jaeger) on Twitter.

"While waiting to hear word on the fate of @nbcparenthood, I found this pic. Don’t make Awesome T. Nelson wait." -Sam Jaeger (@Sam_Jaeger) on Twitter.

(Source: twitter.com)

May 18 '14

"I never thought about how I would view [Kristina] as another parent at my kids’ school. God, I don’t know if I’d like her.." -Monica Potter

May 15 '14
Gold Derby hosted a live chat with Monica Potter. They discussed Monica’s Golden Globe nomination and Critics’ Choice Award experience, the toughest scenes to play in season five and her hopes for Kristina Braverman. Watch it here.

Gold Derby hosted a live chat with Monica Potter. They discussed Monica’s Golden Globe nomination and Critics’ Choice Award experience, the toughest scenes to play in season five and her hopes for Kristina Braverman. Watch it here.

(Source: goldderby.com)

May 11 '14
It’s official: Parenthood has been renewed for a final season of 13 episodes. The Bravermans will return this fall!

It’s official: Parenthood has been renewed for a final season of 13 episodes. The Bravermans will return this fall!

(Source: BuzzFeed)

May 4 '14
"Celebrating with my #Parenthood Familia "Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast" for a TV series @nbcparenthood #todaywasagoodday #ily" -Xolo Mariduena on WhoSay, taken at the 35th Young Artist Awards :)

"Celebrating with my #Parenthood Familia "Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast" for a TV series @nbcparenthood #todaywasagoodday #ily" -Xolo Mariduena on WhoSay, taken at the 35th Young Artist Awards :)

(Source: whosay.com)

Apr 28 '14

Monica Potter: “There was no dialogue [in this scene]. Sometimes what I do is sort of isolate a little. That is one way I prepare: I like to be by myself. You have to go in a space where you’re not cracking jokes and then go on camera. I think what it was was I just, for that scene in particular, it was shot very close to where I live, and it was shot at the store that we actually go to a lot, called the M&M market. So being in that atmosphere also helped. I think it helped being in an environment that was familiar with me.”

Monica told BuzzFeed about her preparations for emotional scenes. Read the full article here.

Apr 24 '14

"Miss us yet? Well, I’ve got some @nbcparenthood season finale behind-the-scenes pics for you!" -Monica Potter on Twitter :D

(Source: mrspotter.com)

Apr 19 '14

This makes Mae laugh. She couldn’t have made a better face if she tried. #dinnerwithwomen” -Erika Christensen (@erikachristensen) on Instagram

Its a wrap! say it isnt so…. Love you guys love my family… Till next time.” -The Allan Twins (@theallantwins) on Instagram

(Source: instagram.com)