- Parenthood (2010 TV series)
Genre Family drama
Created by Ron Howard Developed by Jason Katims Starring Peter Krause
Savannah Paige Rae
Craig T. Nelson
Opening theme "Forever Young" by Bob Dylan
"When We Were Young" by Lucy Schwartz (international version)
Composer(s) Jon Ehrlich Country of origin United States Language(s) English No. of seasons 3 No. of episodes 44 (List of episodes) Production Executive producer(s) Ron Howard
Producer(s) Dylan Massin Location(s) Roseville, California Running time 43 minutes Production company(s) True Jack Productions
Universal Media Studios
Distributor Universal Media Studios Broadcast Original channel NBC Picture format 1080i; HDTV Original run March 2, 2010– present External links Website
Parenthood is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Jason Katims and produced by Imagine Television and Universal Media Studios, which debuted on NBC on March 2, 2010. Loosely based on the 1989 film of the same title, it is also the second television series based on the film to air, the first airing was during the 1990–91 television season. Katims is also the executive producer, showrunner, and head writer.
The show revolves around the Braverman family, which has expanded to three generations, featuring patriarch Zeek Braverman and matriarch Camille Braverman, their oldest son Adam, his wife and three children, their daughter Sarah and her two children, their second son Crosby, his ex-girlfriend Jasmine and their young son Jabbar, and finally their daughter Julia, her husband and her young daughter.
- Craig T. Nelson as Zeek Braverman, the patriarch of the Braverman family, Camille's husband and the father of Adam, Sarah, Crosby, and Julia.
- Bonnie Bedelia as Camille Braverman, the matriarch of the family and Zeek's wife.
- Peter Krause as Adam Braverman, Kristina's husband and Max's, Nora's and Haddie's father. He is the oldest Braverman child and all of his siblings and parents consult him in times of crisis.
- Monica Potter as Kristina Braverman, Adam's wife, and a source of stability and support for anyone who needs it. She is the mother to Haddie, Max and Nora.
- Sarah Ramos as Haddie Braverman, Adam's and Kristina's 17-year-old daughter. She is a straight-A student who plays soccer and has several friends; she aspires to be the quintessential "good girl" in order to compensate for her brother's behavioral problems.
- Max Burkholder as Max Braverman, Adam's and Kristina's 11-year-old son, who was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. He is also incredibly gifted academically.
- Lauren Graham as Sarah Tracey Braverman, the second child and oldest daughter. She and her two children (Amber and Drew) have moved back into her parents' house because of her financial situation.
- Mae Whitman as Amber Holt, Sarah's rebellious, willful, and not very studious daughter who is seeking direction in life.
- Miles Heizer as Drew Holt, Sarah's sensitive son, who longs for a male role model.
- Dax Shepard as Crosby Braverman, is 32 years old and unmarried. He works as a small-time record producer. His former lover, Jasmine, introduced Crosby to his five-year-old son, Jabbar after five years.
- Joy Bryant as Jasmine Trussell, a dancer, the mother of Crosby's son Jabbar.
- Tyree Brown as Jabbar Trussell-Braverman, Jasmine & Crosby's son.
- Erika Christensen as Julia Braverman-Graham, Sydney's mother and the youngest of the four Braverman children. She is a lawyer at a top corporate firm while her husband, Joel, supports her ambitions by serving as a stay-at-home dad to their daughter.
- Sam Jaeger as Joel Graham, Julia's husband and Sydney's father. He is a stay-at-home father, and is popular among the stay-at-home mothers in their social circle at Sydney's school, a fact which sometimes puts strains on his marriage.
- Savannah Paige Rae as Sydney Graham, Julia and Joel's 7-year-old daughter.
Kristina Braverman Adam Braverman Seth Holt Sarah Braverman Joel Graham Julia Braverman-Graham Crosby Braverman Jasmine Trussell Haddie Braverman Max Braverman Nora Braverman Amber Holt Drew Holt Sydney Graham Jabbar Trussell-Braverman
Series background and premiere
The series premiered on March 2, 2010, at 10:00 p.m. on NBC, following The Biggest Loser. It was originally scheduled to premiere on NBC on September 23, 2009. However, on July 10, 2009, it was announced that Parenthood would be pushed back to midseason, because of actress Maura Tierney's breast cancer. The show was replaced by Mercy, a medical drama, on the fall 2009 schedule.
Subsequently, on September 10, 2009, a spokesperson for Tierney announced that she was leaving the show because of conflicts with her treatment schedule. Tierney's already-filmed scenes were deleted. On October 9, 2009, it was announced that Lauren Graham would replace Tierney in the upcoming series.
Parenthood was expected to premiere March 1, 2010, and air on Monday nights at 9:00 p.m. However, after the cancellation of The Jay Leno Show, NBC moved the premiere to March 2, 2010, at 10:00 p.m.
The series premiere of Parenthood was dedicated to the memory of Nora O'Brien, a Vice President at NBC, who died at age 44 on April 29, 2009 after collapsing because of an aneurysm on the set of Parenthood in Berkeley, California. Two other shows, Warehouse 13 and Sanctuary, are also dedicated to her memory.
On April 20, 2010 Parenthood was renewed for a second season by NBC, as reported by Variety. The second season premiered on Tuesday, September 14, 2010.
It was announced on November 15, 2010 that Parenthood would be moving to Mondays at 10/9c beginning March 7.
However, because of an overhaul of NBC's Law & Order: Los Angeles leading to an indefinite hiatus, the network announced on January 18, 2011 that Parenthood would remain in the Tuesday at 10/9c time slot.
On May 12, 2011, Parenthood was renewed for a third season, and premiered on September 13 at 10:00.
On August 31, 2010, Arrival Records/Scion Music Group released a soundtrack for the first season of Parenthood. The soundtrack consists of 10 songs including the theme song for Parenthood, "Forever Young" by Bob Dylan, and the international theme, "When We Were Young" by Lucy Schwartz. The soundtrack also includes a cover of "Forever Young" performed by John Doe and Lucy Schwartz.
Andrew McMahon, of the band Jack's Mannequin, revealed in speaking about the band's album, People and Things, that the song "Casting Lines" was written after he was contacted by producers of the show as a possible theme song for the series. After recording the song and sending it to producers, he was told they appreciated his efforts but they had selected "Forever Young" as the show's theme song. The song does appear on Jack's Mannequin's third album, People and Things.
Parenthood itself received mostly positive to mixed reviews, scoring a 61 out of 100 on Metacritic. Newark Star Ledger's Alan Sepinwall wrote that "Like the movie that inspired it, Parenthood isn’t an instant classic, but it’s smart and warm and knowing, and it casts its net so wide that at least part of it should connect with you." While Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly wrote, "Parenthood isn't better than Modern Family, but it's different—it's its own creation, thanks to the deft touch and careful characterizations developed by executive producer Jason Katims and his writers."
Season Episodes Timeslot (EST) Original Airing Rank Viewers
18-49 Ratings 18-49 Ratings Rank Season Premiere Season Finale TV Season 1 13 Tuesday 10:00 PM March 2, 2010 May 25, 2010 2009–10 #71 6.39 3.3/8 #36 2 22 September 14, 2010 April 19, 2011 2010–11 #77 6.87 2.8 #51 3 18 September 13, 2011 February 28, 2012 2011–12 TBA TBA TBA TBA
DVD Name Region 1 Release Date Region 2 Release Date Region 4 Release Date Ep # Discs Additional Information Season 1 August 31, 2010 July 11, 2011 December 1, 2010 13 3 Deleted scenes, Extended episodes, Episode commentary with Executive Producer Jason Katims and "Get To Know Your Parents" featurette. Season 2 August 30, 2011 TBA September 7, 2011 22 6 TBA
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