'Parenthood' future: Exec producer says show's in strong place

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No fan wants to see a season finale in January, of all months, for a favorite show but that’s exactly what happened to NBC’s Parenthood on Tuesday. The network’s cult favorite wrapped its third season with no clue on when or where we’ll see the Bravermans again. The series doesn’t attract the big audiences — last week’s penultimate episode only averaged 4.9 million — but it delivered a respectable 1.9 rating in the adults 18-49 demo. There’s a chance the numbers could go up with tonight’s finale, especially since it promised a resolution to Kristina’s battle with breast cancer.

Fortunately for Braverman groupies, Executive Producer Jason Katims doesn’t seem too pessimistic about earning another season from NBC. This is what he told EW: “I think NBC is very supportive of the show. They been great, they are really encouraging to us. I don’t know. Unfortunately it seems to be the life that I live as a writer. Every show I have ever done has been like that, going from year to year.

“I didn’t think of it as writing the series finale, but then again, I didn’t think of it that way last year with the wedding of Crosby and Jasmine, though there was a sense of completion to that,” he continued. “I think there are a lot of resolutions (in the finale) but there are also new things in question that we’re filling out as well. What’s to come?

“One thing that’s been really great about this season is that so many people, anecdotally, have said this year is their favorite season of the show. Their investment is getting stronger and stronger. Creatively, the show is in a very strong place. I would be excited to come back.”

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