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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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Tonia Hardy November 27, 2014 at 4:07 am

I do not want this show to end. I love this show and love all the characters. This show makes my Thursday nights enjoyable -it’s my feel good show!!! The cast is awesome and look forward to seeing how life changes for the Bravermans!!


Telisa November 25, 2014 at 8:13 pm

I just watched the final episode of Season 6. PLEASE tell me it isn’t going to just end this way. Are you kidding me?! I love this show.


Pat November 24, 2014 at 11:27 pm

Parenthood is a real treasure. It is one of the few “institutions” left that demonstrates constructive enduring family life. It has introduced and explored so many difficult topics, and through that exploration has given watchers a way to understand – things like teen pregnancy, autism, May-December relationships, mixed-race marriage, relationships that almost fail, and the reasons and strength to hold them together! I love this show, and I am so sad that this forum will be removed from the airwaves. Please NBC, reconsider, and let there be a Season seven.


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