‘Parenthood’: Come for the Sensitive Cancer Storyline, Stay for the Shirtless Matt Lauria

“Parenthood” is back, after two weeks off, with an episode that deftly blends tear jerking social issues storylines, humor, and eye candy. Kristina (Monica Potter) is about to start chemotherapy.  Adam (Peter Krause)  is trying to take care of all the household stuff. Kristina tells Adam her mother is going to try to visit. Adam […]

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‘Parenthood’s’ Monica Potter on Cancer, Marijuana & ‘Three’s Company’

Monica Potter has made countless “Parenthood” fans cry this season. Her character Kristina’s diagnosis with breast cancer has been one of this television season’s most powerful, realistic and moving storylines. The show’s most recent episode ended with Kristina learning that her cancer was more serious than she initially thought and that she would have to […]

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‘Parenthood’ Tearjerker: Kristina Undergoes Surgery

This week’s episode of “Parenthood” is a tearjerker. Kristina (Monica Potter) prepares for her lumpectomy. The rest of the Bravermans are determined to help her, even though their attention is more annoying than comforting. Crosby (Dax Shepard) volunteers to walk the dog and bring take out food over the night before Kristina’s surgery. On his […]

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‘Parenthood’: Kristina Tells Everyone She Has Cancer

Kristina tells the rest of the Bravermans that she has breast cancer in this week’s episode of “Parenthood.” Their reactions very from “altruism” to “freaking the hell out” to the ever popular “montage.” “South Park” was right: they really do work for every occasion. DVR the Next Episode of “Parenthood” Amber (Mae Whitman), learned that […]

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How ‘Parenthood’ Tackled ‘the N-word,’ and Why Crosby’s Reaction Was Off

All of the Braverman men find themselves dealing with the sort of sensitive issues that used to make for Very Special Episodes on this week’s “Parenthood.” Surprisingly, Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) turns out to be the one who is not a self-absorbed, clueless, entitled, jerk. Adam (Peter Krause) and, especially Crosby (Dax Shepard), I am […]

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"Parenthood": Monica Potter as Kristina Braverman -- (Photo by: Danny Feld/NBC)

‘Parenthood’ Boldly Portrays Cancer as a Disease, Not a Life Changing Opportunity

“Parenthood” has taken a big creative risk by giving one of its main characters, Kristina (Monica Potter) breast cancer. Her story will continue throughout the season, exploring the impact of the disease on the entire family. It’s a dark turn for a show that usually focuses on the lighter aspects of family life. Even the […]

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"Parenthood": Monica Potter as Kristina Braverman -- (Photo by: Danny Feld/NBC)

‘Parenthood’: Kristina Gets Shocking News!

This week’s episode of “Parenthood” is called “Left Field.” It more than lived up to its title with a shocking ending that has the potential to change the Bravermans forever. DVR the Next Episode of “Parenthood” It all starts simply enough, when Crosby (Dax Shepard) discovers that Adam (Peter Krause) and Kristina (Monica Potter) schedule […]

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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’: One Wedding and a Food Fight

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/tv/Parenthood/104496/2203508850/My-Brother-s-Wedding/embed?skipTo=369 580 476] It’s the super early “Parenthood” season finale. There are more happily ever afters on this fairytale conclusion than on an entire season of “Once Upon a Time.” Why not? The show has yet to be renewed — though it is one of NBC’s highest rated dramas so its future seems secure […]

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