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Parenthood: Jane By Design Hottie Fashions a Friendship with Amber

August 13, 2013 Leave a comment

MATTHEW ATKINSONIs Parenthood‘s Amber going to find herself torn between two lovers?

Matthew Atkinson, an alum of ABC Family’s Jane By Design, is joining the NBC drama’s fifth season in a multi-episode arc, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The actor will play Zach, the drummer in the band fronted by new arrival Oliver (All American Rejects‘ Tyson Ritter) who bonds with Amber while recording at the Luncheonette.

It’s safe to say Amber’s main squeeze Ryan (the returning Matt Lauria) will have something to say about her new *cough* friend.

Parenthood‘s fifth season premieres Thursday, Sept. 26 at 10/9c.

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Parenthood Season 5 “Discover Parenthood” Promo (HD)

August 7, 2013 Leave a comment
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Parenthood : All American Rejects’ Tyson Ritter Books Major Season 5 Role

August 4, 2013 Leave a comment

tyson ritter parenthoodParenthood is taking an All American Reject under its wing in Season 5, booking the group’s frontman, Tyson Ritter, for a recurring role in Season 5, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Ritter will play Oliver Rome, the immature, egomaniacal, tantrum-prone lead singer of a hot new rock band that is recording at the Luncheonette. However, underneath the attitude, Oliver is actually a decent guy.

The Parenthood job marks Ritter’s first major TV gig. He previously guest-starred (as himself) on 90210 and House. He also appeared in the 2008 Anna Faris pic The House Bunny.

 Parenthood‘s fifth season premieres Thursday, Sept. 26 at 10/9c.

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Parenthood Season 5 Promo

August 3, 2013 Leave a comment
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Parenthood Raids FNL Talent Pool Again, Casts Jurnee Smollett for Season 5

July 29, 2013 Leave a comment

Jurnee Smollett Parenthood Season 5Clear eyes, full hearts, contain your understandable excitement: Another Friday Night Lights MVP is headed to Parenthood!

Former FNL boss-turned-Parenthood showrunner Jason Katims has recruited Dillon grad (and current True Blood co-star) Jurnee Smollett to join the NBC tear-jerker in a major recurring role for Season 5, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Smollett will play Heather Hall, a smart, feisty, up-and-coming political dynamo who Kristina hires to be her campaign manager (Kristina is running for local office, in case you didn’t hear).

This brings to seven the number of FNL actors Katims has brought on to Parenthood. In addition to Smollett, Matt Lauria, Minka Kelly, Michael B. Jordan, Derek Phillips, Angela Rawna and Jeff Rosick have also appeared on the show.

Parenthood‘s 22-episode fifth season bows Thursday, Sept. 26 at 10/9c.

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Parenthood Cast Teases Weddings, Marital Strife and Season 5′s ‘Conveyor Belt of Babies’

July 28, 2013 Leave a comment

Parenthood Season 5 SpoilersThe Parenthood cast bounded into the Television Critics Assoc. press tour in Beverly Hills on Saturday with renewed energy, thanks in part to a full-season pickup and signs of increased support from NBC.

“We’ve definitely had our struggles and frustrations,” conceded exec producer Jason Katims, “but I’m feeling so positive right now.”

On the spoiler front, roughly eight months will have lapsed onscreen when Season 5 premieres on Sept. 26. Among the big changes when we pick up:

* Sarah has a new apartment and a new job. “In order to live more cheaply, I’m the Schneider of the building — I’m the super,” revealed Lauren Graham. “Which is fun because I’ll interact with some tenants.” And despite the return of Ray Romano’s Hank, Katims said Sarah will be putting her energy into “figuring out what her next step is in life” as opposed to “focusing solely on a relationship.”

* Katims said fans should be “a little concerned” about Joel and Julia’s marriage, which will be tested by the arrival of potential interlopers Sonya Walger and David Denman, not to mention her decision to be a stay-at-home mom. ”There’s a major role reversal in the fact that these construction opportunities are suddenly coming Joel’s way,” noted Sam Jaeger. “We’re going to see the dynamic [between Joel and Julia] change a lot.”

* Crosby and Jasmine are adjusting to life as first-time parents, something Dax Shepard knows a little something about having just welcomed his first child with Kristen Bell in real life. “Now that I have one, I love it,” Shepard said of working with what he jokingly called “a conveyor belt of babies” on the set.

* Amber and Ryan (the returning Matt Lauria) are seriously contemplating marriage, although Katims was mum on whether an actual wedding would take place. That didn’t stop Graham from joking that mother and daughter should have a “double wedding.”

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Parenthood: Office Star Cast to Come Between Fan Favorite Couple

July 23, 2013 Leave a comment

Is the marriage of Joel (Sam Jaeger) and Julia (Erika Christensen) in danger?!

The Office‘s David Denman is set to join the cast of Parenthood in a recurring role of Ed, we’ve exclusively learned. A recently unemployed stay-at-home dad, Ed meets Julia when they both end up with the least-desirable volunteer job at their children’s school. Ruh-roh, watch out Joel!

But Denman’s Ed isn’t the only new character who could potentially come between Joel and Julia when the NBC family drama returns on Sept. 26…

Lost‘s Sonya Walger (Penny!) has also joined the cast for a multi-episode arc as the sexy and confident Meredith, an architect who is working with Joel on a longterm project. When she first appears in the premiere, she makes Julia feel embarrassed about being a stay-at-home parent, which we’re guessing will give her something in common with Ed.

In addition to playing Pam’s (Jenna Fischer) fiancée Roy (aka he who will never be as good as Jim) on The Office, Denman’s credits include Drop Dead Diva, Traffic Light and Person of Interest. He recently co-starred in Will Smith‘s After Earth, as well as CBS’ Beverly Hills Cop reboot, which was not picked up to series.

Also set to join the cast of Parenthood in season five, which will be a full 22 episodes, is Drop Dead Diva‘s Josh Stamberg as Carl, a potential new love interest for Sarah (Lauren Graham) who lives in the apartment building she is living in and attempting to manage.

Parenthood returns Thursday, Sept. 26 on NBC.

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