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Parenthood: Renewed for Sixth and Final Season

Parenthood renewed, endingThings were a little touch and go for awhile but NBC has now renewed Parenthood for a sixth season. It will be the last season and the cast and crew will have 13 episodes to say goodbye.

Parenthood revolves around the lives of the extended Braverman family in Northern California. The ensemble cast includes Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Tyree Brown, Joy Bryant, Max Burkholder, Erika Christensen, Miles Heizer, Sam Jaeger, Monica Potter, Savannah Paige Rae, Xolo Mariduena, Mae Whitman, with Bonnie Bedelia and Craig T. Nelson.

The series has never been a ratings hit for NBC but it has remained a pretty consistent performer with a devoted fanbase. This season, the ratings took a pretty dramatic downturn, dropping 20-30% compared to the fourth season. Shows like Revolution, Growing Up Fisher, and Believe all had better ratings but they were cancelled.

The network wanted to cut costs so they could bring the large ensemble series back for a final season but members of the cast reportedly didn’t want to agree to a smaller-than-usual episode guarantee. A compromise was eventually made.

We should have a better idea this week when season six will begin airing.

What do you think? Are you glad that Parenthood has been renewed for a final season? Would you like to see a seventh season or do you think this is the right time to end it?


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Sharon Minium October 31, 2014 at 1:57 am

Why n everyone I know loves that show.Thats some if the best acting from all of them.Writers are the best& the casting director is spot on.


Deborah October 30, 2014 at 11:57 pm

I am disappointed that Parenthood is ending. This is a show I have enjoyed tremendously. This phenomenal storyline family oriented. The type of show we need on TV now and forever. I’m sad to see the end.


Laura October 30, 2014 at 3:26 pm

We are so disappointed this is the last season. It is one of the best shows on.always had a good story line and always made us laugh


SUSAN JEANE HOXSEY October 29, 2014 at 12:07 pm

I CANNOT BELIEVE U COULD TAKE SOMETHING SOOOOOOO WONDERFUL OFF THE AIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is the only true show that deals with every day events like everyone around the world. Everyone knows someone with cancer everyone knows someone with autism or Asbergers everyone has family everyone has family that fights family that loves family that is there for each other and family that even cheats on one of their loved ones so this is the best show in the world! It may not be a reality show but it is better because it is true happenings in everyone on this earth sometime in their life maybe not today maybe not tomorrow n maybe in the same way exactly but they will relate. Plus everyone has known someone that is in business with their relatives n how that plays out! You are making a big mistake by taking it off the air, we need the Bravermans in our life n in everyone’s living room. You better not screw this one up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


leona October 29, 2014 at 11:12 am

I am so disappointed that you are not bringing this amazing cast back.Their are so few good family shows on anymore its not always about the ratings but should be about the message, please reconsider.


DAWN October 28, 2014 at 2:56 pm

This has been my absolute favorite show since it debuted. I hate so much it’s being canceled. Especially since most of the shows on tv are either reality or crappy!


Sue October 27, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Best show on TV. Best written, best acted. My favorite show of all. I really wish they would reconsider and not cancel


Larissa Hladko October 26, 2014 at 12:46 am

It is a shame that such a wonderful family show is being cancelled. There surely is no lack of shows with abuse, rapes & killings which are renewed. How sad that a real family show is never applauded but crimes of all types seem to survive. Can anything be done to change the network’s mind?


Michele October 24, 2014 at 10:23 pm

There are so few good, quality shows on anymore and now the very best one is being
cancelled. Why?


Kerri October 24, 2014 at 9:00 pm

I can’t wait for the next season each year. This is truly great tv and don’t understand why such a wonderful show is being cancelled. Phenomenal cast, great story line that all of us can relate to. So sad it’s over.


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