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14 Jul 2014
By Jess • Comments Off on Jason Katims talks final-season planParenthood, Projects

“Parenthood,” NBC’s little family drama that could, will enter its sixth and final season in the fall — and showrunner Jason Katims says the plan is to go big and go home.

In addressing reporters Sunday during NBC’s session at the Television Critics Assn. press tour, Katims said a larger, overarching story that has a “huge affect” on the Braverman clan will be introduced in the season’s first episode, and it will drive the entire season.

“It’s a huge challenge for the family and a kind we haven’t seen before,” said Katims, who was joined on stage by showrunners from some of NBC’s other dramas. No further hints were provided, but we’re guessing loading up on boxes of tissue would be a safe bet.

“Parenthood” will end its run with 13 episodes on Thursdays beginning Sept. 25. And Katims said he’s taking a cue from his approach to the final season of cult favorite “Friday Night Lights,” which saw beloved couple Coach Taylor and Tami reach a crossroads in their relationship, in how he handles the swan song for the tearjerker drama.

“I felt like I wanted to find something like in ‘Friday Night Lights’ … with a story we hadn’t seen before,” he said. “In this case, I wanted to do something that starts at the beginnning of the season so the audience tracks us through the entire year…. I feel like were going to be telling a story this year that we haven’t told before. And I’m excited about that.”

09 Jun 2014
By Jess • Comments Off on ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Season 5News

Stars Valerie Bertinelli, Kelsey Grammer and Lauren Graham will also search their family history on the TLC series

The second season of TLC’s genealogy docu-series “Who Do You Think You Are?” will feature six new journeys with Valerie Bertinelli, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Lauren Graham, Kelsey Grammer, Cynthia Nixon, Rachel McAdams and her sister, Kayleen McAdams.

Also, TLC has acquired 10 episodes from the show’s previous seasons on NBC. The episodes feature Matthew Broderick, Lisa Kudrow, Rob Lowe, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Brooke Shields, Vanessa Williams and Rita Wilson.

The show returns for its second season on TLC and its fifth season overall on Wednesday, July 23 at 9/8c. Watch TheWrap’s exclusive first look at Cynthia Nixon’s episode below.



29 May 2014
By Jess • Comments Off on ‘Max’ to film in AshevilleMax

A movie by the director of “Remember the Titans” will film in the Asheville area this June, according to a casting call.

The movie, “Max,” stars Lauren Graham, most recognized for her role in “The Gilmore Girls,” and Thomas Haden Church, who was nominated for an Academy Award in 2005 for his supporting role in “Sideways.”

The film is about a dog that helped soldiers in Afghanistan and then returns to the U.S. He’s adopted by his handler’s family after “suffering a traumatic experience,” says IMDB.com. The movie database website also says the film is slated for a 2015 release date.

Boaz Yakin is both co-writer and director of “Max.” In addition to his work on “Remember the Titans,” Yakin is known for writing “Safe,” “Now You See Them,” and “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.”

Stand-ins are needed in Asheville June 2-5, according to Tona B. Dahlquist Casting, and “MAX” is an MGM Studios film.

For more information on the casting call, visit the company’s Facebook page.


25 May 2014
By Jess • Comments Off on 10 Reasons We’re Excited For A Parenthood RenewalArticles / Interviews, Parenthood

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?”

Read more at the source!

12 May 2014
By Jess • Comments Off on NBC Renews ‘Parenthood’ for Sixth and Final SeasonNews, Parenthood

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.