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‘Parenthood’ Returns with New Drama for the Bravermans

It has been nine months since viewers last saw the Bravermans. When the new season of “Parenthood” premieres on September 11, almost as much time will have passed in their lives.  “There’s a five month time gap because we try to stay pretty close to where we are in the calendar year,” showrunner Jason Katims […]

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‘Parenthood’: When Exes Kiss

“Parenthood” continues to be two shows. The one about Sarah (Lauren Graham) and her continued attraction to an ex that will bring her nothing but trouble, is the sort of complicated, realistic emotional drama found in the best indie movies. Everyone involved deserves an Emmy nomination. Then there’s the rest of the show, in which […]

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‘Parenthood’: Is Sarah Falling For Her Alcoholic Ex?

This week’s “Parenthood” features one Braverman striving to do the right thing in a complex, emotionally delicate situation, and the rest of the Bravermans achieving new personal bests in the field of self-absorption. This episode should have been called “First World Problems,” but it’s actual title is “Forced Family Fun.” Sarah (Lauren Graham), the only […]

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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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