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The lives and tragedies of the Braverman family tree.

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Series cast summary:
Peter Krause ...  Adam Braverman 103 episodes, 2010-2015
Lauren Graham ...  Sarah Braverman 103 episodes, 2010-2015
Dax Shepard ...  Crosby Braverman 103 episodes, 2010-2015
Monica Potter ...  Kristina Braverman 103 episodes, 2010-2015
Erika Christensen ...  Julia Braverman-Graham 103 episodes, 2010-2015
Sam Jaeger ...  Joel Graham 103 episodes, 2010-2015
Savannah Paige Rae ...  Sydney Graham 103 episodes, 2010-2015
Max Burkholder ...  Max Braverman 103 episodes, 2010-2015
Joy Bryant ...  Jasmine Trussell 103 episodes, 2010-2015
Miles Heizer ...  Drew Holt 103 episodes, 2010-2015
Mae Whitman ...  Amber Holt 103 episodes, 2010-2015
Bonnie Bedelia ...  Camille Braverman 103 episodes, 2010-2015
Craig T. Nelson ...  Zeek Braverman 103 episodes, 2010-2015
Tyree Brown ...  Jabbar Trussell 102 episodes, 2010-2015
Sarah Ramos ...  Haddie Braverman 60 episodes, 2010-2015
Xolo Maridueña ...  Victor Graham 51 episodes, 2012-2015
Ray Romano ...  Hank Rizzoli 44 episodes, 2012-2015
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

2 March 2010 (USA) See more »

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Parenthood See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Andrew McMahon of Jack's Mannequin was asked to submit a possible theme song for the series. He ended up writing a song entitled "Casting Lines" but by the time he gave it to the producers they had already settled on using Bob Dylan's Forever Young. "Casting Lines" appears on Jack's Mannequin's third album "People and Things". See more »

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Version of Parenthood (1990) See more »

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Will You Be There
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Performed by Aaron Wheeler
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Great Show!
13 March 2010 | by SylSee 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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