Parenthood returns on September 11th at 10pm.
Parenthood is a one-hour drama inspired by the box-office hit of the same name. This re-imagined and updated Universal Television/Imagine Television production follows the trials and tribulations of the very large, very colorful and imperfect Braverman family.
Sarah Braverman (Lauren Graham) is a financially strapped single mother trying to raise two teenaged kids, the bright but rebellious Amber (Mae Whitman) and sullen and sensitive Drew (Miles Heizer).
On the home front, Sarah and her kids live with Sarah’s larger-than-life, headstrong father, Zeek (Craig T. Nelson), and pillar-of-strength mother Camille, (Bonnie Bedelia), who are continuously dealing with their own marital issues.
Meanwhile, Sarah’s sister and complete antithesis, Julia (Erika Christensen) is a successful corporate attorney trying to juggle work and motherhood, alongside her loving, but increasingly restless stay-at-home husband, Joel (Sam Jaeger). Having encountered difficulties getting pregnant, Julia and Joel enter into the complex world of adoption in an attempt to grow their family.
Commitment-phobe Crosby (Dax Shepard), Sarah’s younger brother, is helping raise a son he had out-of-wedlock with former flame Jasmine (Joy Bryant).
However, it’s Adam (Peter Krause), the oldest Braverman sibling, who has had to relinquish his expectations about what constitutes a “normal” family as he, his quietly forceful wife, Kristina (Monica Potter) and independent-minded teenage daughter, Haddie (Sarah Ramos), struggle to cope with their eccentric son and Haddie’s little brother, Max (Max Burkholder), who has Asperger’s Syndrome. Adam’s life gets even more complicated as he and Kristina discover they are unexpectedly expecting a third child
Although each sibling and family has its own share of life and everyday challenges to grapple with, they still manage to be there for each other in their hours of need.