Parenthood (2010–2015)
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Pilot 

Single mother Sarah and her two children Amber and Drew are moving back home with her parents Zeek and Camille. Sarah's sister and complete antithesis, Julia is a successful corporate ... See full summary »

Director:

Thomas Schlamme

Writers:

Jason Katims (developed by), Jason Katims | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Krause ... Adam Braverman
Lauren Graham ... Sarah Braverman
Dax Shepard ... Crosby Braverman
Erika Christensen ... Julia Braverman-Graham
Monica Potter ... Kristina Braverman
Sam Jaeger ... Joel Graham
Joy Bryant ... Jasmine Trussell
Mae Whitman ... Amber Holt
Sarah Ramos ... Haddie Braverman
Miles Heizer ... Drew Holt
Max Burkholder ... Max Braverman
Savannah Paige Rae ... Sydney Graham
Bonnie Bedelia ... Camille Braverman
Craig T. Nelson ... Zeek Braverman
Marguerite Moreau ... Katie
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Storyline

Single mother Sarah and her two children Amber and Drew are moving back home with her parents Zeek and Camille. Sarah's sister and complete antithesis, Julia is a successful corporate attorney trying to juggle work and motherhood, alongside her stay-at-home husband, Joel. Commitment-phobe Crosby, Sarah's younger brother, must accept adult responsibility when an old flame Jasmine shows up unexpectedly. Meanwhile, Adam, the oldest Braverman sibling, his wife Kristina and teenage daughter, Haddie, learn that their eccentric son and Haddie's little brother, Max, is diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. Although each sibling and family has its own share of life to grapple with, perhaps this reunion is the push they need to help each other pick up the pieces and focus on the everyday challenges that families face while raising children and starting over. Written by NBC Publicity

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG

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Trivia

Maura Tierney was originally cast as Sarah, but after filming the pilot, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. NBC pushed back the series to 2010 with the hopes that she could be treated and resume filming but she chose to drop out instead. Helen Hunt was courted for the role but she declined. Lauren Graham was then offered the part and she accepted it. See more »

Goofs

When Camille places the ice pack on Max's bloody nose she is first holding it with both hands. In the next shot, her left hand has instantly jumped to the back of his neck. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Adam Braverman: [resting from jogging] Oh, God. Oh, God.
[his phone rings]
Adam Braverman: Hello?
Sarah Braverman: I lost Amber.
Adam Braverman: What?
Sarah Braverman: She fled, she escaped. She snuck right out the window.
Adam Braverman: Okay, listen, Sarah, here's what you need to do.
Sarah Braverman: What, are you having a heart attack?
Adam Braverman: No, I'm exercising.
[...]
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Soundtracks

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
(uncredited)
Written by Jane Taylor
Performed by Erika Christensen
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If You Love This Is Us! You Will Love This Series!
6 July 2019 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

Loosely based on the 1990 film of the same name, the set is now Berkeley, California with the Bravermans instead of St. Louis, Missouri. Baseball is still a symbol of the series. I didn't realize till I watched it on DVD. Zeek and Camille Braverman (Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia) are the patriarch and matriarch of this large family. They have four adult children and six grandchildren. Peter Krause played Adam, the oldest and sensible son, who lives with his wife, Kristina and their children, Haddie (I don't know what it's short for) and Max.who has Asperger's syndrome. It's probably the only series that dealt with Aspergers and Autism on television. The series handled beautifully with the denial and how the must cope with their situation. Sarah, the oldest daughter, comes home broke with two teenage kids, Drew and Amber. Julia is my least favorite as the perfectionist with a gorgeous husband and daughter. Crosby is the youngest who learns that he's a father of a five year old boy. This series has plenty of drama and comedy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Berkeley, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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