This will be a big year for NBC’s ‘Parenthood,’ the show is going into its fifth season on NBC and a lot of story-arcs were left unanswered at the end of season four. The premiere episode (entitled ‘It Has to Be Now’) is scheduled to air on September 26, 2013. The series will pick up with the Braverman family, including Sarah Braverman (Lauren Graham, “Gilmore Girls”), her daughter Amber (Mae Whitman, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”), and Drew (Miles Heizer, “ER”) who heads to Berkeley this year.
That leaves Zeek (Craig T. Nelson, “Family Stone,” “Coach”), Camille, (Bonnie Bedelia, “Heart Like a Wheel”), at home dealing with more marital issues at home. Julia (Erika Christensen, “Traffic”), attempts to adjust to life as a full-time mom after recently quitting her job as high-powered attorney, while her husband Joel (Sam Jaeger, “Eli Stone”) leans into his new role as breadwinner. These pressures are compounded by friction between their daughter, Sydney (Savannah Paige Rae), and their newly adopted son, Victor (newcomer Xolo Mariduena).
Crosby (Dax Shepard, “Baby Mama”), Sarah’s younger brother who once struggled with commitment issues, is now married to former flame Jasmine (Joy Bryant, “Antwone Fisher”). Together, they are raising their young son, Jabbar (Tyree Brown) and are expecting their second child. However, it’s Adam (Peter Krause, “Six Feet Under”), the oldest Braverman sibling, who has had to relinquish his expectations about what constitutes a “normal” family as he and his quietly forceful and resilient wife Kristina (Monica Potter, “Trust Me”), more devoted than ever having recently battled and defeated her breast cancer, continue to cope with their eccentric son Max (Max Burkholder, “Brother & Sisters”), who has Asperger’s Syndrome, while raising a toddler. Their eldest now is living away from home at college across the country.
Serving as executive producers are Oscar winners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer (“A Beautiful Mind,” “Frost/Nixon”), Emmy winner Jason Katims (“Friday Night Lights”) and Lawrence Trilling (“Pushing Daisies”). Get ready to meet up with the Braverman family once again when the show returns on September 26, 2013.