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 Adam Braverman (103 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Sarah Braverman (103 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Crosby Braverman (103 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Kristina Braverman (103 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Julia Braverman-Graham (103 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Joel Graham (103 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Sydney Graham (103 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Max Braverman (103 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Jasmine Trussell (103 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Drew Holt (103 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Amber Holt (103 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Camille Braverman (103 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Zeek Braverman (103 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Jabbar Trussell (102 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Haddie Braverman (60 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Victor Graham (51 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Hank Rizzoli (44 episodes, 2012-2015)
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A family tree with Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) and Camille Braverman (Bonnie Bedelia) serving as the patriarch and matriarch. After forty-six years of marriage, they've managed to keep their foundation intact by burying their problems underneath the surface for the sake of their now-adult children. Adam (Peter Krause) is the first-born and the ripest apple the tree has to offer. He runs a shoe company, has a supportive wife, two children (boy and girl) and a beautiful home to share with them. He's a dog short of "The American Dream". Sarah (Lauren Graham), is the unstable daughter returning home at thirty-eight years of age with her rebellious daughter and sensitive son to live with Zeek and Camille. Crosby (Dax Shepard), is a happy-go-lucky bachelor living in the now, on a docked boat. He has no idea that his frivolous life is about to change tremendously. Then there is Julia (Erika Christensen). She is the bread-winning shot-calling lawyer, whose husband mans the stay-at-home-dad duties.... Written by Jordan Ray Allen

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In season 2 episode 10 "Happy Thanksgiving" Crosby can be seen wearing an East Dillon Lions t-shirt during the football game. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #15.65 (2011) See more »

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Maybe THIS time...
9 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The other reviewer (RobNels2000) needs to do his homework. "Parenthood" was originally conceived as a TV series, became a movie and then became a TV series! The 1990 series (Ed Begley Jr., Jayne Atkinson, William Windom, etc.) didn't work despite having some great talent behind it (Ron Howard and Brian Grazer plus at least five others credited as executive producers). Now it's back...new cast, same situations. Three generations and lots of subplots. A truly great ensemble (Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia, Peter Krause and Lauren Graham, etc.). Many people are going to compare this to "Modern Family" but "Parenthood" was around first...as a movie and TV series. Lauren Graham is doing very well stepping in for Maura Tierney...she got her training on Gilmore Girls. Craig Nelson, having been an military pilot, football coach and police chief, now gets to play a tough dad/granddad (although my dad could've given him some lessons). The venerable Bonnie Bedelia (many movies and TV series) has aged well to play the mom/grandmom. Add in Peter Krause ("Sports Night," "Six Feet Under," and " Dirty Sexy Money") and there's four solid actors right up front. The big difference between "Parenthood" and "Modern Family" is that "Parenthood" is more drama than comedy. Ironically, I've never been a parent myself but grew up with parents similar to Mr. Nelson and Ms. Bedelia. Let's give this series a few weeks and see where it goes. One suggestion...if and when Maura Tierney gets better, bring her on in a guest role as another daughter. I gave this a 10 for the ensemble and the plot lines!! NBC can go home again!!


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