Parenthood: NBC TV Show Renewed for Season Two

ParenthoodNBC has decided to bring their freshman drama, Parenthood, back for a second season.

Parenthood follows the joys and challenges of the Braverman family from Northern California. The large cast includes Lauren Graham, Peter Krause, Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia, Mae Whitman, Miles Heizer, Erika Christensen, Sam Jaeger, Dax Shepard, Joy Bryant, Monica Potter, Sarah Ramos, and Max Burkholder.

The show got off to a positive start in early March with a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and 8.1 million viewers. The numbers fell to a 2.6 and 6.1 million viewers the following week and dropped even further in week three.

These past few weeks though, Parenthood seems to have settled in to a 2.5 rating and about 6.3 million viewers. That typically translates into Parenthood either sitting in second place or tying for first with CBS’ The Good Wife in the demo.

NBC says that the drama appeals to a high percentage of households with incomes over $100,000 in the key demo and adds about 30% more audience when the time-shifted viewing is figured in. Considering the rest of NBC’s schedule, it’s no surprise that they’ve renewed Parenthood for another season.

The peacock network will announce its 2010-11 schedule on May 17th. Its expected that the Parenthood will return in the fall (rather than mid-season) and keep its current timeslot.

What do you think? Are you glad that Parenthood has been renewed for a second season?

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  1. Patricia says

    I am looking forward to this incredible show returning. It is one the best drams written in a long time with incredible stars. I look forward to the next show even before the one I am watching is finished. Please bring it back. Many of my friend and I are waiting!

  2. Kimberly Rae says

    Yes, I love this Show, It is one of the best story lines On TV in a LONG LONG TIME, I wish this show all the luck, and I hope it stay’s on Air for a very long time, It would be nice to watch them all grow.

  3. says

    I think is one of the best “new”shows yet and was very disappointed when it supposedly was NoT going to be renewed. Am delighted that it is. And as far competing against”The Good Wife”, another excellent show…..I always DVR both of them so I am sure not to miss either. So, no conflict problem. Peter Krause is the best.Remember him in “Six Feet Under”?Even bought the whole series to watch it over and over again.

  4. Anonymous says

    Love, love, LOVE Parenthood! Will there be a final show this season? The last show that aired was fantastic…..can’t wait for more!

  5. Joan says

    I am thrilled this is coming back..truly neat show with outstanding cast Was torn with Good Wife in same time slot, but now that’s going to Sunday so watch Parenthood fly to the top

  6. Terry says

    It is one of 3 shows I watch so keep it on.Love the story line, the music and the Sunday family dinners.

  7. Anonymous says

    Parenthood is my favorite show out there. I also look forward to Tuesday nights. I love this show! Please keep it on!!!!

  8. says

    I really love Parenthood and wish that it was on all year around. It gets two thumbs up from me and my family and friends. Keep it coming!!!!!!!!

  9. frankie says

    I really like Parenthood. Maybe it would be a good idea to change the night it comes on, as it is really hard to beat The Good Wife. What happened to the season 2 finale?

    • judy schehl says

      Partenthood is my favorite show. I just do not understand why it has not gotten more hype. Why would they put a show like this up against The Good Wife, which is also a very good show and was promoted extensivly.

    • Sandy says

      Nbc best keep Parenthood on, its one of the best shows they have and on TV in general. A true classic that most families could relate to.

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