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09/11/2012 (10:00PM - 11:00PM) (Tuesday) : SEASON PREMIERE-A PLANNED FAMILY PORTRAIT DOCUMENTS A NEW CHAPTER FOR THE BRAVERMANS�RAY ROMANO AND JASON RITTER GUEST STAR--The Braverman family gathers for a family portrait before Haddie (Sarah Ramos) departs for college, while Kristina (Monica Potter), Adam (Peter Krause) and Max (Max Burkholder) have a hard time digesting the new change. Meanwhile, Julia (Erika Christensen) and Joel (Sam Jaeger) struggle to adjust to their newly adopted son's behavior and worry about their family's future. Newlyweds Jasmine (Joy Bryant) and Crosby (Dax Shepard) disagree on the spiritual beliefs they should teach Jabbar (Tyree Brown). Mark (Guest Star Jason Ritter) proves his commitment to Sarah (Lauren Graham) by altering a Braverman tradition, while she attempts to prove her worth as an assistant to photographer Hank Rizzoli (Guest Star Ray Romano). Also, Amber (Mae Whitman) navigates a new job at The Luncheonette.
Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia, Miles Heizer, Savannah Paige Rae and Xolo Mariduena also star.
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ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2013-14 season (the show's fifth of 22 episodes) on 4/26/13
DESCRIPTION: (from NBC's press release, April 2013) NBC has announced the renewal of five key drama series for the 2013-14 season: "Revolution," "Chicago Fire," "Parenthood," "Grimm" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." All have been given 22-episode orders. "Parenthood," adapted from the 1989 feature film, examines the colorful Braverman family, and all its foibles and triumphs. The series is executive produced by Oscar winners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer ("A Beautiful Mind," "Frost/Nixon"), Emmy winner Jason Katims ("Friday Night Lights") and Lawrence Trilling ("Pushing Daisies"). The series is produced by Universal Television and Imagine Entertainment. "Parenthood" grew this season versus last by 8 percent in adults 18-49 (to a 2.8 rating from a 2.6) and also increased by 8 percent year-to-year in total viewers (7.1 million vs. 6.6 million). This season's last seven "Parenthood" telecasts beat both the ABC and CBS drama competition in the time period in 18-49.