‘Parenthood’: Has Sarah Found Happiness With a Robot?

“Parenthood” returns tonight with a new episode, “Forced Family Fun.” This week the Bravermans are determined to spend even more time than usual together. For Sarah, that means finally formally introducing her hot younger boyfriend Mark to her family. The situation is complicated by her continued support of her ex-husband, Seth, as he struggles to […]

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‘Parenthood’: Cee Lo Sings Janis Joplin

What’s the one thing you never expected to see on “Parenthood“? A dinner scene where none of the Bravermans talk over each other? Don’t get crazy. That is not going to happen. However, something nearly as unlikely transpired in the October 18th episode, “Tales From the Luncheonette”: celebrity stunt casting. “The Voice’s” Cee Lo Green […]

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‘Parenthood’ Welcomes New Braverman Baby

“Parenthood” fans, Tuesday night’s episode was a shocker. Things actually happened! That’s things, plural. It’s like the producers want people to tune in next week because they find the plots compelling instead of just out of affection for the characters. The promos gave away that Kristina (Monica Potter) was going to have her baby in […]

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‘Parenthood’ Recap: Zeek Finds Commercial Success with Hilarious New Gig

Tuesday night’s episode of “Parenthood” was, without a doubt the first television show to juxtapose storylines about elementary school lunch table politics and erectile dysfunction pills. Zeek, (Craig T. Nelson) who caught the acting bug when he appeared in Sarah’s play last season, is cast in a commercial for Viagra.  Please write more hilarious storylines […]

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Six Questions from ‘Parenthood’s’ Perplexing Premiere

Tuesday’s third season premiere of “Parenthood” featured the Bravermans in unusually melodramatic scenarios, a departure from the show’s typical focus on realistic family issues. Will it work? Or will it turn out like “Friday Night Lights” Season 2, which awkwardly shoved a murder plot into the high school football drama? It’s an apt comparison not […]

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‘Parenthood’ Finale: Accidents Happen

“Parenthood” is a bubble show. It will probably get picked up for a third season since it gets higher ratings than most NBC shows, but it has not been renewed yet. The writers faced the difficult task of crafting a season finale that could also serve as a series finale. They did it with an […]

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Erika Christensen Ponders ‘Parenthood,’ Explores Her ‘Risqué’ Side

Erika Christensen honed her dramatic chops in ‘Traffic,’ stalked like a pro in ‘Swimfan,’ rocked alongside Susan Sarandon in ‘The Banger Sisters’ and portrayed an unrealistically gorgeous flight attendant in ‘Flightplan.’ Yet even with those roles and many more under her belt, NBC’s Parenthood‘ (Tuesdays at 10/9c) has managed to give her brand-new territory to […]

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