The lives and tragedies of the Braverman family tree.

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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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Max, the son of Adam Braverman (Peter Krause) does not actually have Asperger's syndrome in real life. See more »

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Great Show!
13 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's loosely based on the 1989 film, Parenthood, with Ron Howard and Brian Frazer. They previously tried to make it into series when it first came out. The show has a lot going for it like casting veteran actors and actresses like Lauren Graham who I saw in Guys and Dolls. She plays the unemployed, divorced daughter Sara who returns home with her two teenage children Amber and Drew. Amber's played by Mae Whitman who was great in "Thief." Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia play the parents and grandparents. They once played husband and wife in a television movie almost 30 years ago. The rest of the cast isn't familiar to me but they're doing a good job. They've changed the family's location from the Midwest to Berkeley, California. I like the Asperger's storyline where the ideal parents must accept and learn to cope with their son, Max, who wears a pirate costume and has unusual habits. The scene where Max's parents must come to terms with his Asperger's Syndrome was memorable. The comedy and drama are mixed together and it's a bit more realistic. I would hope this show does well in it's Tuesday night line-up.


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