If you're anything like me, you can't help but have fallen in love with the Braverman clan who make up the NBC series Parenthood. After six long and tear-filled seasons, the show will retire this Thursday, January 29th at 10/9 central. The cast and crew have spoken out in several videos posted to the NBC website about their feelings on the ending of the series. I'm here to update you on what's next for each and every one of them.
So we've finally discovered the perfect dad, and it's already time to say goodbye. Wasn't it just yesterday that Adam and Max were playing pirates in the back yard? Peter Krause (who in real life is dating his on-screen sister Lauren Graham) has no projects as of yet, but is rumored to be looking to stay in the television market. He is looking into a couple of ideas, but hasn't quite settled on anything yet.
She's said to be the bad egg of the bunch, the one who ran off with the guy that is every dad's worst nightmare, but through following her journey back to Berkley with her two teens, we've grown to love her free spirit. Lauren Graham seems to be jumping right back onto the NBC bandwagon as she stars in, co-produces, and co-writes a new comedy called Kate on Later. She will be working closely Liz Tuccillo and Ellen DeGeneres to bring to life the tale of a woman who discovers there is more to life than her boring old day job as she ventures into the world of Late-Night talk show hosts.
Looks like our token bad boy has turned good guy. Crosby will be letting go of his dream as this season comes to an end and becoming a full-time family man. The film world is where you will be able to find Dax Shepard if you're looking for him. He will not only star in, but write AND direct the movie version of that old cop show from the late 70s/early 80s, CHiPS. He will appear along side Michael Pena for this new Warner Bros. flick.
That crazy mom who got on our nerves once in a while, but ultimately stole our hearts with every struggle she faced and conquered will surely not be forgotten. Monica Potter will also be sticking around with NBC to develop a new half-hour comedy. Though it has not yet been titled, she is bringing it to life with the help of Ellen Degeneres' Production Co.
He's the grandfather we all know and love, from his rambunctious idea of fun, to the way he always has to be right about everything, Craig T. Nelson sure does bring this character to life like no other! Can't get enough of this lovable dinosaur? Not to worry, you can catch him along side Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart in the comedy Get Hard due in theaters March 27th.
Amber Holt. My personal favorite and one I relate to in almost every aspect of her life except the part where she's pregnant (or recently, a mother). Mae Whitman has been my hero since I first spotted her in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I follow her on twitter and try to keep up with what she and Miles (her on-screen brother and roommate) are up to. Mae will be starring in a new coming-of-age flick, The DUFF. DUFF stands for "designated ugly fat friend", and Whitman will star as such. I personally think "designated unbelievably fantastic friend" is much more fitting, but I, unfortunately, am not the writer. On another not, I can't wait to see what she does next (or maybe even have the chance to work with her one day). Until that day comes, The DUFF is due in theaters Feb. 20th.
As for the rest of the clan, they haven't really signed onto any big projects, but I am almost positive we will see great things from them all in the very near future! Erika Christiansen (Julia) is set to tie the knot with cyclist Cole Maness! Does that mean I can have Joel??