Parenthood closes out season 5 Thursday night with an episode that’s sure to be equal parts gut-punch and heartwarming — because, basically, both things are what you get with every episode of the show. In the preview for the finale that aired after last week’s penultimate episode, however, viewers learned there’s going to be at least one big surprise — an appearance from Haddie (Sarah Ramos), who has largely been absent from the main action while off at college and returns home with a female companion. READ FULL STORY
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If the previews for this week’s penultimate episode of Parenthood tell us anything, it’s that we’re going to need even more tissues than normal. And a key factor in that tear-jerking equation is, of course, the return of fan favorite (and love of Amber’s life) Ryan.
Last we saw Ryan, he was re-enlisting after having come to the realization that he is and always will be a soldier. And as an effect of that decision, he and Amber broke off their engagement. But now, after weeks of Amber drowning her sorrows in ice cream and pot, Ryan is back. Even worse? He’s injured.
We don’t know much other than that, but we caught up with Matt Lauria to talk about Ryan’s reunion with Amber, his potential future on the show, and the theoretical appearance of his Friday Night Lights character Luke Cafferty (because why not?): READ FULL STORY
Parenthood’s Dax Shepard is going to visit NBC’s About a Boy — but don’t call it a guest spot.
In fact, Jason Katims, who executive produces both shows, says the cameo will be as under the radar as About a Boy star David Walton’s appearance on Parenthood last week, in which Walton’s character was a part of a poker game hosted by Shepard’s character. “The one that aired on Parenthood was so subtle because people don’t know [About a Boy] yet, but I kinda liked that — not say anything about it and putting it out there,” Katims said. “When Dax comes on to About a Boy it will be very different. It’s going to be a cameo. It won’t be what the episode is going to be about. We’re doing it in ways that feel real and organic to the shows.”
About a Boy, a half-hour comedy based on the book by Nick Hornby, premieres Feb. 22 after the Olympics. The crossover episode of Boy, which Katims predicted would be the only one to take place this season, does not yet have an airdate.
“I’ve never done anything like that before,” Katims said, ‘it seemed like a natural thing to do.”
The art of The Crossover is one NBC seems to be favoring these days. Chicago Fire and spin-off Chicago P.D. have shared characters in the past and will stage what executive producer Dick Wolf described during a panel at the Television Critics Association on Sunday as “a major crossover at the end of the season” that will involve both full casts. And Chicago P.D.’s Sophia Bush will head to Law and Order: SVU (another Wolf show) in an upcoming episode to work with Mariska Hargitay’s Olivia as well. “We’re looking at all aspects of this as to how all these shows can cross-pollinate each other,” Wolf said.
Here’s the trailer for About a Boy, starring Walton, Minnie Driver and Benjamin Stockham: READ FULL STORY
'Sleepy Hollow,' 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Revolution,' 'Supernatural': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room
Heaps of HIMYM scoop, Sleepy questions answered, and the next phase of Revolution — all that and more in this all-new Spoiler Room!
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Just last night, Parenthood‘s Sarah Braverman was telling her father that she didn’t need a man. However, that doesn’t mean that her life is completely void of men, especially when it comes to exes.
Sarah often runs into Hank, the man she chose in last year’s finale, at his local photo studio. And now, EW has confirmed that Jason Ritter, who plays Sarah’s ex-fiance Mark Cyr (a.k.a. the man she didn’t choose), is planning a trip back to town this spring. READ FULL STORY
The Bravermans are back! Well, they will be on Sept. 26. But for now, we’ve got a glimpse into what life is like at Adam and Kristina’s house in season five. Hint: It’s just as chaotic as ever.
For one, Kristina is cancer-free — Yay! — but it doesn’t look like she’ll be getting a lot of time to rest. Now that baby Nora is walking, she’s not so easy to keep up with, and on top of that, Max appears to have found a new, very invasive hobby: Photography. According to Max, Hank’s — yes, that Hank — photography studio is within his walking “radius,” so he stopped by and hung out with Sarah’s ex for one hour and 41 minutes, during which Hank told him he needed to start taking pictures of people. Ten-thousand pictures to be exact. And why? Because if Max continues only taking pictures of bugs and lizards Hank “says I’ll end up poor and homeless.” Isn’t it wonderful how nothing has changed? More importantly, does this mean Hank will try and get Sarah back?!
Watch a scene from the Parenthood season five premiere below: READ FULL STORY
Gilmore Girls fans were thrilled when EW learned Lauren Graham’s novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe was in development at The CW as a one-hour drama.
The story, about a young woman with six months left on her three-year plan to make a career as an actress in New York City, seems a perfect fit for the network. And now more exciting news: Graham’s Parenthood co-star (and — Her? — Arrested Development fan favorite!) Mae Whitman read for the lead role.
“I brought Mae [Whitman] in to perform for the network,” Graham shared with EW. “I didn’t want people to think, she’s you but she’s not you. She is a muse for me, but she has a job and I would never – nor can I – pull her from that job. We’re all here at Parenthood through next year. It’s not at all up to me – but she is exactly the kind of person I would picture in that she is unique and talented.” READ FULL STORY
Parenthood is adding to its cast for season 5. Lost actress Sonya Walger is joining the show in a recurring role next season.
She’ll play Meredith, a single and sexy architect who is working with Joel (Sam Jaeger) on a two-year project. Except she makes Julia (Erika Christensen) feel self-conscious about being a stay-at-home mom and she sees her as a threat.
Since playing Penelope “Penny” Widmore on ABC’s Lost, Walger has had roles on ABC’s FlashForward, HBO’s In Treatment and USA’s Common Law.
In addition, Matt Lauria, who plays Army vet Ryan on the show, is returning for Parenthood‘s new season. The show returns this fall on a new night and time — Thursdays at 10 p.m.
Happy early Fourth of July, friends.
It’s that time of the week again! But before you dive in, a reminder to keep sending in those questions. (Spoilerroom@ew.com) Also, watch my Twitter for some fun announcements about a few Comic-Con panels I’ll be moderating this year and for more on EW’s overall plans for the four-day festival of frantic fun. READ FULL STORY
Between now and June 28, the deadline for Emmy voters to submit nomination ballots, EW.com will feature interviews with some of the actors and actresses whose names we hope to hear when nominations are announced on July 18.
Monica Potter brought TV viewers to tears every week this season on Parenthood as super-mom Kristina Braverman battled breast cancer that nearly took her life.
We’ve said it once, twice and 10 times over: Potter gave a performance that’s worth its weight in Emmy gold. So it’s only fitting that we hopped on the phone with her as part of our continued coverage leading up to nominations to dissect all those gut-wrenching scenes.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: You were really the center of the storm this season. And I know you had your own personal breast cancer scare and Jason Katims’ wife is a survivor. What surprised you about how the whole story line was approached?
POTTER: You know, I feel like we didn’t talk about it too much. I don’t think I talked to Kathy — maybe just once about it. We just came in every day and tackled the scenes and let it happen naturally. That, to me, was such a learning experience because I don’t normally do that with the show — or anything I do. I’m always on it too much. I’m trying to figure out what’s going to happen next and analyzing things, and this year, I didn’t do that at all. We just sort of let things happen as we went along. And for me, it was the best way to approach it.
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