Family portrait of the Braverman clan. (Photo : Chris Haston/NBC)
In just a few more days, the Bravermans will be back with the fifth season of NBC’s hit drama “Parenthood.” The family has been quite busy over the past few months, between growing up, finding new jobs and bringing new members to the family.
A sneak peak of the season premiere, which will air on September 26, shows Crosby (Dax Shepard) and Jasmine (Joy Bryant) bracing themselves as his family comes to visit to spend time with their newest addition, a beautiful baby girl. The couple clearly looks sleep deprived and in no mood to entertain guests, but that doesn’t stop Crosby’s family from coming over.
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The clip, which you can see below, also shows some tension between the new parents. Will the baby’s last name be Braverman like her dad or a combination of her mom and dad’s last name? And what about her big brother Jabbar, shouldn’t he also share his dad’s last name?
TVLine reported that Crosby will have a “love-hate relationship” with his new little one, but promised that “his conflicted feelings about the infant are all in hilariously good fun.” Do Crosby’s feelings have something to do with missing out on Jabbar’s baby years?
In other “Parenthood” news, showrunner Jason Katims confirmed to TVLine that the eldest Braverman grandchild, Haddie (Sarah Ramos), is not scheduled to appear in the upcoming season.
“It’s always a question of finding the right story combined with Sarah’s availability,” he said. “We sort of dealt with this a lot starting on ‘Friday Night Lights,’ where so many of our characters wound up graduating from high school and sort of leaving the show, and sometimes coming back for either one or a series of episodes, or sometimes a lot of episodes.”
Maybe Haddie will make the trip back home for her cousin Amber’s (Mae Whitman) possible nuptials to Ryan (Matt Lauria) or her mom’s run for mayor. Fans will just have to tune in to find out.
Be sure to watch two sneak peaks of the upcoming season premiere of “Parenthood" below. Season 5 premieres on Thursday, September 26 at 10 p.m. on NBC.