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May 14

We’re in the throes of renewal season (or, for those of you “glass-half-empty” types, cancellation season). While we’ll bid adieu to a number of shows—Trophy Wife, we hardly knew ye!—even more hang in limbo.

Parenthood was one such show. The ever-growing Braverman clan has enchanted viewers with their realistic portrayals of familial relationships, but it hasn’t garnered the sizeable audience of some of its network peers, and its fate remained largely unknown up until now. Though NBC has decided we’ve only got one season left with our favorite family, we’re thrilled to have something to look forward to. In honor of its last-minute renewal, we’ve compiled a list of 10 reasons why we’re glad NBC has renewed Parenthood- one for each adult Braverman and spouse.

1. The Realistic Portrayal Of Marriage

Filling the spot left vacant by the departure of showrunner Jason Katims’ other critical darling, Friday Night Lights, Peter Krause’s Adam and Monica Potter’s Kristina are television’s best married couple. Not since FNL’s Eric “Coach” and Tammy “Mrs. Coach” Taylor has a couple so inspired viewers to be more supportive, more honest, more selfless and generally more human towards their partners. Too often do I have to remind myself these two aren’t an item in offscreen, as their raw emotion and chemistry define this dynamic duo in very real ways.

2. Dax Shepard

I’ve never liked Dax Shepard beyond his status as Kristen Bell’s sloth-providing beau, but on Parenthood, Shepard is utterly likable. Viewers have watched Shepard’s Crosby grow from a houseboat-dwelling Lothario to a true family man and the anchor of a bustling business. With a mischievous smile and a penchant for poor interpersonal skills, Crosby is the brother we’re all still desperately praying will hit adulthood.

3. The Authentic Sibling Relationship

Parenthood has, for most viewers, accomplished the unfathomable: it’s taken four notable actors and transformed them into a believable family unit. The two sisters (Lauren Graham’s aimless Sarah and Erika Christensen’s tightly wound Julia) and two brothers (Shepard and Krause) bicker and tease, but they also lend an ear, hand or word of advice whenever the other is caught in a jam. There’s a true delight in seeing the interactions between these characters, especially as they pair off. The misadventures of Adam and Crosby are particularly funny, as the latter brings out a fierce sense of competition and adventure in older, reliable Adam. It’s a true gem of a show that can transform a character as recognizable as Lorelai Gilmore into the directionless single mother, Sarah, and pair her with Ray Romano and make viewers ask, “Luke who?”

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May 14

NBC is bringing back the Bravermans for one final run. The family drama from Friday Night Lights boss Jason Katims will be back for a sixth season after coming to terms with its A-list cast for an abbreviated final season of 13 episodes. The official announcement was included in NBC’s 2014-15 upfront schedule release, with Parenthood slated to kick off the season with a return to its Thursdays at 10 p.m. slot.

Executive producers and the sprawling cast — which includes Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Monica Potter, Erika Christensen, Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia and Mae Whitman, among others — had been asked to take a pay cut in a bid to make Parenthood “more economically feasible.” NBC wrestled the cost of the show to around $3.5 million a few years ago and has since refused any pay raises. For the past few seasons, the series — which doesn’t generate strong overseas revenue — was saved by a deal with Netflix.

In its fifth season — the first in the prized and previously problematic Thursdays at 10 p.m. slot — the critically praised series has averaged a 1.3 in the key demo. That jumped an impressive 77 percent with seven days of DVR viewing, typically outperforming the rest of NBC’s Thursday offerings. The recent season five finale could have served as a fulfilling series finale as Parenthood continued to live on the bubble.


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May 14

Have we just seen the last of Parenthood? The critically praised NBC family drama had been expected to get one final season to close its run. I hear that is in jeopardy. The plan had been for a 13-episode final chapter, matching the sendoff of another acclaimed but ratings-challenged NBC series, comedy 30 Rock. However, in order to cut costs, I hear the network, which owns the show, has asked the large cast, which features a number of A-listers, to agree to reduce their guarantee to 9 episodes, meaning each cast member would appear in and paid for 9 of the 13 final episodes. I hear the two sides are at an impasse, with some of the main leads balking at the offer with the clock ticking. There is a deadline on the table and, if an agreement is not reached this afternoon, the series may go away. While never a broad show, Parenthood has received a warm reception for five seasons and is shepherded by Jason Katims, who is very well respected at NBC.

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May 14

Josh Wiggins, Thomas Haden Church and Jay Hernandez are already in the cast. Parenthood star Lauren Graham is joining the cast of Max, MGM’s family adventure from Boaz Yakin. Yakin co-wrote the script and is directing the picture, which is due to begin shooting in May in North Carolina. Karen Rosenfelt and Ken Blancato are producing.
Max, co-written with Sheldon Lettich, tells of a military dog who is traumatized by his handler’s death in Afghanistan and is adopted by the soldier’s bereaved family. He bonds with the soldier’s troubled 14-year-old brother, and together they begin to heal one another and discover a secret about the soldier’s death.

Josh Wiggins is already cast as the boy, while Thomas Haden Church and Jay Hernandez are also in the movie. Graham will play the boy’s mother, a woman who lost her eldest to war but now has to heal her youngest. Graham is known for her long-standing television work in such shows as Parenthood and Gilmore Girls but occasionally dips her toe into the feature pool. She last appeared in It’s Kind of a Funny Story, the Zach Galifianakis-starring indie from Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, and will next co-star with Robin Williams and Joel McHale in Merry Friggin’ Christmas.
She is repped by ICM Partners, John Carrabino Management

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Apr 14

As you can see, Lauren Graham Fan has a new layout! The theme was made by Laura  I am very happy with the new theme and pics used. Laura used one of my favorite Lauren shoots, which featured in More Magazine, in May 2013, which you can find here . I hope you like it just as much as I do!

I also added screencaptures of the previous episode of Parenthood, which was also the season’s finale. Check them out below.



Gallery Links:
– [2010 – ] Parenthood > Season Five > Screencaps > 5×22 – The Pontiac


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Apr 14

Lauren was a guest on the Ellen Degeneres Show on March 20th in 2014. I added screen captures of the episode to the gallery. You can check out her interview. I only found snippets and the complete episode, which also has an interview with Barack Obama. You can go to 19.07 minutes for Lauren’s interview.


Gallery Links:
– Stills Of: Talk Shows, Radio Shows, TV Interviews > 2014 March 20th: The Ellen DeGeneres Show


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Apr 14

Hi, my name is Aniek and I am the new owner of Lauren Graham Fan.org! Thanks a lot to Chanel for letting me take care of her baby. I am so grateful to be the owner of a Lauren Graham website and bring you the latest news and info about Lauren. You might know me from my other websites, Jenatics (Jennifer Lawrence) and Jennifer Aniston Fan.  I am in the progress of adding tons of new pics to the gallery. For now enjoy, the latest episode stills of Parenthood, episode 17, 18, 19 and 22.

Gallery Links:
– [2010 – ] Parenthood Season Five > Episode Stills