OMG! NBC’s "Parenthood" Might Return And We Couldn’t Be More Excited

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Who wants more Bravermans? We do!

There’s now yet ANOTHER reason why Netflix’s upcoming Gilmore Girls reboot is the best thing ever — it might be paving the way for a similar revival of NBC’s similarly beloved Parenthood series! (Yay!)

I know what you’re thinking — whoa, we’re going to be at maximum levels of Lauren Graham, aren’t we? And you know what? We’re 100% fine with that.


So, how is Lorelai Gilmore going to help Sarah Braverman return? The connection was made during an interview with Parenthood creator Jason Katims at the Television Critics Association summer press tour last week.

While talking with TVLine, Katims admitted that he might be considering Netflix’s limited-series reboot model as a future structure for a return to the world of the Bravermans. He mentioned that, “I asked someone who was working on [The Gilmore Girls reboot] how they structured it and how it all worked … Because I was thinking that might happen [with Parenthood] down the road a few years.”

Which is exciting, right? I think any devoted Parenthood fan would jump at the chance for a limited return to the world Katims created, even it was only four binge-able episodes on a platform like Netflix.

IF Parenthood does return, the most interesting aspect might be at what point in time Katims chooses to set the reboot. Fans will remember that the finale ended with a beautiful, Six Feet Under-esque flash-forward sequence.

Things ended in such a bittersweet, yet happy place for Amber, Crosby and Jasmine, Camille, Max… heck, almost all of the Bravermans. (Even the Luncheonette survived!) So the question stands — would a new series disrupt those final moments of closure? Or will Katims choose to hold back on the revamp until Peter Krause’s Adam is old enough to once-and-for-all inherit the mantle of family patriarch from Craig T. Nelson’s Zeek?

That might be the likely path, according to Katims. He told TVLine, “But the whole thing about Parenthood is the kids get a little older and their lives change and then there’s more story to tell. I feel like that will happen at some point. And then it will be a question of, logistically, can we get the actors [back together] at the same time?”

He then added, “And then we have to [find an outlet] that wants to [air] it.”

Hopefully, that won’t be an issue AT ALL. (Do us a solid, Netflix, and stay in the Lauren Graham business.)

Because few shows have touched on the diverse emotional landscape of families like Parenthood did during its run, so it would be amazing, for all of us, to even get a brief return back to the world of the Bravermans.


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