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Jason Katims, 'Parenthood' Writer Sell Urban Family Comedy to NBC

11 September 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

NBC is prepping a new family comedy from Parenthood duo Jason Katims and Julia Brownell. The network has handed out a script commitment for multicamera comedy The Walk-Up, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. From writer/playwright Brownell, the comedy is based on The Atlantic's July article "Two Couples, One Mortgage." Inspired by the growing real-world phenomenon detailed in the article, two 30-something couples — one with a baby on the way — decide to buy and live in a Brooklyn brownstone together, creating their own version of the modern urban family. Katims and his True Jack Productions

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Big Bang, Bones, Good Wife, Arrow, Supernatural, Soa, Once, NCIS and More

10 September 2014 7:03 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

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Question: It’s been too long since you’ve had anything on Bones. With the show about to return, what can you tease about it? —Cassidy

Ausiello: Booth and Brennan are going incognito again, and the setting for their covert mission sounds Lol hilarious. “They are going to be undercover at a crossword puzzle tournament,” reveals exec producer Stephen Nathan, who hints that they will be taking on new aliases this time around. “That remains to be seen, »

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Parenthood First Look: How Will the Bravermans Ring in Their Final Season?

4 September 2014 9:25 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

And now for something completely different: The first photos of Parenthood‘s final season don’t make us want to cry.

NBC has released a handful of snapshots from the dramedy’s Season 6 premiere (Sept. 25, 10/9c) and while the Braverman clan is showing off a range of emotions, the waterworks haven’t kicked in — yet.

Related  Fall TV Spoilerpalooza: Exclusive Scoop and Photos From 42 Returning Favorites, Including Parenthood

Among the highlights: Kristina sharing a meaningful moment with Max, lovebirds Drew and Natalie doing a little remodeling — at Zeke and Camille’s new place, perhaps? — and Hank looking a bit apprehensive. »

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Vampire Diaries, Good Wife, S.H.I.E.L.D., Blacklist, Svu, Big Bang and More

2 September 2014 2:27 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

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Question: Any Vampire Diaries scoop? Especially something about our favorite vampire, Caroline Forbes? —Chery

Ausiello: Oh, I’ve got Caroline scoop, and it’s juicy. Her romance with Stefan will become a major part of her Season 6 storyline, even if that romance isn’t exactly a two-way street. “She’s going to realize it’s a little more one-sided than she was hoping, and there’s going to be some fallout from that,” executive producer Caroline Dries says. »

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'Intelligence' Creator Adapting Hospital Doc 'Code Black' for CBS

22 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

CBS is on the hunt for a new medical drama. On the heels of the news that the network is developing a Silicon Valley-set project from Jason Katims, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that CBS has given a put pilot commitment to a hospital drama from Intelligence creator Michael Seitzman. Partnering with executive producers Marti Noxon and Linda Goldstein Knowlton, Code Black is based on a feature documentary of the same name. And, like director Ryan McGarry's critically lauded film, the series would follow the inner workings of the busiest emergency room in Los Angeles. The project would focus

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- Michael O'Connell

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CBS buys Silicon Valley medical drama from Jason Katims and Sarah Watson

22 August 2014 7:33 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

CBS has given a pilot commitment for a medical drama set in Silicon Valley, created by writing duo Jason Katims and Sarah Watson—whose drama Parenthood will soon begin its sixth and final season.

According to Deadline, the drama will center on a controversial young tech titan who opens a cutting-edge hospital. The tech world has become  a hot selling point for development, as seen in the rise of tech-inspired shows, such as HBO’s Silicon Valley and AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire. Along with this project, Katims will continue as executive producer of About a Boy, one of »

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Jason Katims Developing Silicon Valley Medical Drama for CBS

21 August 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

CBS is getting into the Jason Katims business. The network has handed out a put-pilot commitment to an untitled medical drama exec produced by the Parenthood and About a Boy showrunner, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Written by Sarah Watson (Parenthood, About a Boy), the drama centers on a controversial, outrageous, young tech titan who opens his own hospital with a cutting-edge approach to medicine. Michelle Lee, head of development at Katims’ Universal Television-based True Jack banner, will executive produce alongside Katims and Watson. The project marks Katims’ first broadcast sale this development season. True Jack also sold a

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- Lesley Goldberg

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‘Agents of Shield’ Casts Adrianne Palicki as Mockingbird

19 August 2014 12:05 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Marvel’s Agents of Shield” has cast Adrianne Palicki as Marvel hero Bobbi Morse (aka Mockingbird) in season 2, Variety has confirmed.

Mockingbird is described as a super-spy who will make her first appearance in the fifth episode of “Shield’s” second season — but she may not be an ally to the newly promoted Director Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team.

It’s not Palicki’s first superhero role — the “Friday Night Lights” alumna starred as the titular heroine in NBC’s ill-fated “Wonder Woman” pilot, and appeared in The CW’s scuttled “Aquaman” pilot in 2006. She reunited with “Fnl” showrunner Jason Katims last season for a recurring role on NBC’s “About A Boy,” which she will reprise in season two.

Palicki joins other season 2 cast additions including Lucy Lawless as Isabelle Hartley, a veteran Shield agent; Nick Blood as mercenary Lance Hunter; Reed Diamond as Daniel Whitehall, a Hydra »

- Laura Prudom

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Parenthood, Chicago Fire, True Blood, Glee, S.H.I.E.L.D., The Killing and More

12 August 2014 3:46 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

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Question: Can you give us a teaser for the sixth and final season of Parenthood? —Ben

Ausiello: Remember that pregnancy test Amber grabbed in the Season 5 finale? Well, showrunner Jason Katims remains tight-lipped about the results, but he can confirm that Matt Lauria’s Ryan will return in Episode 3. Do with that information what you will!

Question: Any scoop on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s FitzSimmons? Any updates on Fitz’s storyline in terms of his injuries? —Stacy

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Inside the Finale Plans for ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and ‘Parenthood’

5 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When the series finale of HBO’s mobster drama “The Sopranos” ended with a sudden cut to black, some fans cried foul. Others cried genius. Either way, it was unforgettable.

This fall the pressure to “end well” is on for a trio of long-running, critically acclaimed dramas — “Boardwalk Empire,” “Parenthood,” and “Sons of Anarchy” — and the showrunners are planning potent final episodes.

“A great ending stays with you. It resonates,’ ” says “Boardwalk” executive producer and one-time “Sopranos” scribe Terence Winter. “It’s something so powerful that you sit with friends and talk about what it might mean, the deeper implications.”

To increase the intensity in the “Boardwalk” series finale, the season premiere jumps ahead seven years to 1931 and finds bootlegger Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) at the start of the Great Depression, where he sees the devastating effects of alcohol on a broken population.

“This year, Nucky witnesses what he has wrought because of his lifestyle, »

- Kate Hahn

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Parenthood Scoop: Breaking Bad's Betsy Brandt Returning as Hank's Ex

1 August 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Parenthood is introducing bringing back Hank’s ex!

Breaking Bad‘s Betsy Brandt is returning for the NBC drama’s sixth and final season as Hank’s estranged wife, Sandy, and mother to Ruby, sources confirm to TVLine.

Video Is Jason Ritter Returning to Parenthood?

Brandt, whose post-Bad in credits include NBC’s Michael J. Fox Show and Showtime’s Masters of Sex, is set to appear on a recurring basis beginning with the Sept. 25 opener.

Last month at the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour, Parenthood creator Jason Katims revealed that the show’s farewell run will uncork a »

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'Parenthood' Brings Betsy Brandt Back for Final Season

1 August 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Parenthood is setting up what could be an all-star love triangle for its final season. Breaking Bad alum Betsy Brandt has been tapped to reprise her role as Hank's (Ray Romano) ex-wife, Sandy, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. After guest-starring in one episode, Brandt will have a recurring role on the sixth and final season of the Jason Katims family drama. Her character was last seen in season four's "Trouble in Candyland" episode when she leaves with her daughter with Hank for a new life in Minnesota. Photos Saying Goodbye: TV Shows Signing Off in 2014-15

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Nashville, Scandal, Blacklist, Good Wife, Arrow, Grey's, S.H.I.E.L.D. and More!

16 July 2014 12:59 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

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Question: Will there be more fallout from Juliette and Jeff’s hook-up on Nashville? Please tell me it won’t break up her and Avery! — Nat

Ausiello: Downside: I hear Juliette will likely find herself with child (a move that would mirror Hayden Panettiere’s still-unconfirmed real-life pregnancy) when Season 3 picks up, but by whom? You’ll recall, she knocked cowboy boots with both Jeff and Avery near the end of the season. Upside: Both Ms. Barnes and »

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Parenthood’s Last Season to Feature Tough Storyline

15 July 2014 9:24 AM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

NBC is ending Parenthood after this upcoming season, which they say will be huge. Jason Katims attended the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour, in which he shared that this season will have a huge and sad twist. He announced it will be shown at the season premier and will run through the whole season, alongside other stories as they typically do for the average season. While Jason didn’t share what we could expect, he called it huge and says it will compete with Kristina’s cancer story. Here is what he all had to say.

(we will see a) larger story that has a huge effect on everybody…a huge challenge for this family, the kind we haven’t seen before….(it is) one of those big life moments that the show tackles well. When we did Kristina’s cancer storyline, I thought it was one of our »

- Sarah Peel

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11 Things We Learned at the NBC TCA: Scoop on 'Constantine,' 'Parenthood,' and More

14 July 2014 8:15 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

NBC's presentation at the Television Critics Association's 2014 Summer press tour took place on Sunday, and we were on hand to get all the juicy details on the network's fall schedule. We learned a few goodies about highly-anticipated new shows "Constantine" and "State of Affairs," plus, new info on the Emmys, their upcoming live musical, and more.

1. Walken the Plank?

Perhaps the biggest news of the day was the announcement that Christopher Walken has landed the role of Captain Hook in the live musical version of "Peter Pan" -- an event planned for a December 4th airing. The actor "will be the first tap dancing Captain Hook you've ever seen," according to NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt.

2. A Maya Rudolph show isn't off the table

There may be more Maya Rudolph coming to the network in the future. Her "Maya Rudolph Show" special was considered an "imperfect first episode" and she »

- Alana Altmann

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The Next Season of Parenthood Will Revolve Around One Big Story

13 July 2014 9:22 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The sixth and final season of Parenthood premieres September 25, and by the sound of it, fans have an interesting one to look forward to. According to showrunner Jason Katims, the new season will center around one larger narrative that affects everyone in the family. “One of the things I wanted to do for the season was to find one larger story that influences everybody on the show,” he explained at Sunday's TCA press tour. “The story is going to be introduced in the first episode and play throughout the season. It's a huge new challenge for the family and one that we didn't see before … In this case, I feel like I want to to do something that starts at the beginning of the season, by the way there will be as many story lines going on as usual, but this will be something that tracks us throughout »

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‘Parenthood’ Boss Teases Final ‘Larger Story’ That Affects Everyone

13 July 2014 6:29 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A final season order for “Parenthood” took a village to achieve. “One of the things about being on a show like ‘Parenthood’ is that it's always been a bubble show, we never knew if we're coming back,” showrunner Jason Katims said during Sunday's Television Critics Association Press Tour. “And this year was definitely trickier than others,” he continued. “It's a big cast. It's an expensive show to produce. What happened in this case was there were so many people internally, and it started with Bob Greenblatt, wanted to figure out a way to bring the show back. That »

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NBC Showrunners Talk 'Dud Scripts,' Emmy Snubs and Cable 'Envy'

13 July 2014 6:25 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

"Comfortable shoes." That's what Grimm's David Greenwalt suggested was the key to surviving as a showrunner in today's increasingly competitive marketplace. He was joined by those who share that opportunity and that burden — The Blacklist's John Eisendrath, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.'s Matt Olmstead and Parenthood and About a Boy's Jason Katims — as part of a Television Critics Association panel titled "Showrunners Confidential" on Sunday. When pressed about the hardest part of the gig, Katims suggested it was the juggling of responsibilities that come with the job of showrunner. At any given time, he is

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Parenthood Boss Teases a 'Huge' Final Challenge for the Bravermans

13 July 2014 5:54 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Parenthood fans: You didn’t think you were going to get off scot- and Kleenex-free, did you?

Appearing as part of an NBC drama showrunners panel on Sunday at the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour, Parenthood boss Jason Katims said that the family drama’s farewell run will uncork a “larger story that has a huge effect on everybody,” starting in the season opener and running through all 13 episodes.

Katims teased that the storyline will present “a huge challenge for this family, the kind we haven’t seen before.”

Related NBC Schedules Fall Premieres for The Voice, Parenthood‘s Farewell Run, »

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Parenthood Boss Calls Final Season a "Gift," Teases a "Huge Challenge" for the Bravermans

13 July 2014 5:46 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Parenthood fans were in an emotional tizzy this past spring, but it wasn't because of a heartbreaking story line on the show.

After five seasons, the fate of the beloved family drama remained in question and was the last scripted series to receive a pick-up from NBC for the 2014-2015 TV season just hours before the network's fall schedule was unveiled.

2014 Emmy nominations: Surprises and snubs

The show received a reduced 13-episode final season order, and showrunner Jason Katims is thankful he will get to say a proper goodbye to the Bravermans. "For a show I'm so personally invested in...

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