Smallscreen - Parenthood
“Parenthood” is a one-hour drama inspired by the box-office comedy hit of the same name.
This updated NBC Universal Media Studios/Imagine Television production introduces audiences to the very large and imperfect Braverman family.
Sarah Braverman (Lauren Graham) a financially strapped single mother brings us into the fold of her parents and siblings, who will make us laugh and cry, and on occasion, at the same time. When we meet Sarah, she is packing up her Fresno apartment and uprooting her two inconvenienced kids, Amber (Mae Whitman) and Drew (Miles Heizer) to make a big move back home to Berkeley to be closer to her family.
On the home front, Sarah is greeted by her larger-than-life, headstrong father, Zeek (Craig T. Nelson), and Camille (Bonnie Bedelia), her pillar-of-strength mother, who are privately dealing with their own marital issues. Meanwhile, Sarah's sister and complete antithesis, Julia (Erika Christensen), a successful corporate attorney, can't jump off the fast track long enough to be as good a mother to her 5-year-old daughter, Sydney (Savannah Rae), and wife to her husband, Joel (Sam Jaeger), as she so deeply wants to be.
Commitment-phobe Crosby (Dax Shepard), Sarah’s younger brother, must suddenly contend with accepting adult responsibility when an old flame shows up unexpectedly. When the beautiful Jasmine (Joy Bryant), Crosby’s ex-love, re-surfaces after five years apart, playboy Crosby must re-evaluate his priorities.
However, it's Adam (Peter Krause), the oldest Braverman sibling, who must relinquish his preconceived expectations about what constitutes a "normal" family when he, his wife Kristina (Monica Potter), and teenage daughter, Haddie (Sarah Ramos), learn that their eccentric son and Haddie’s little brother, Max (Max Burkholder), is diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Although each sibling and family has their 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.
Serving as executive producers are Oscar winners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, Jason Katims, who wrote the pilot episode -- and David Nevins. Emmy Award winner Thomas Schlamme is the director and executive producer of the pilot.
|Savannah Paige Rae||Sydney Braverman|
|Mae Whitman||Amber Braverman|
|Miles Heizer||Drew Braverman|
|Max Burkholder||Max Braverman|
|Lauren Graham||Sarah / Sarah Braverman|
|Bonnie Bedelia||Camille Braverman|
|Craig T. Nelson||Zeek Braverman|
|Monica Potter||Kristina Braverman|
|Dax Shepard||Crosby Braverman|
|Peter Krause||Adam Braverman|
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