Fall TV Preview

Parenthood Plots Love Triangle With Buffy Vet, Plus a Baby-Bumpin' Season 3 Promo

But what about Crosby?!

D.B. Woodside — who is arguably best known as Sunnydale High’s badass principal on Buffy the Vampire Slayer – has booked a five-episode arc on NBC’s Parenthood this fall as a love interest for Jasmine.

TVLine has confirmed that the actor — most recently seen on The CW’s Hellcats and also familiar from a 24 presidential run– will play Joseph Prestidge, an Ivy League-educated doctor who takes a vested interest in Joy Bryant’s dancing beauty.

This casting news — first reported by The Hollywood Reporter — of course hints that Jasmine and Crosby’s happyish ending in the Season 2 finale didn’t necessarily lead to a rock-solid reunion. But given the limited scope of Woodside’s guest arc — which begins with this cycle’s third episode — we’re guessing it’s nothing more than a fling.

NBC has also released the first promo for Parenthood Season 3, and Kristina, thanks to a time jump, is looking very preggo. Take a peek below, and don’t miss the premiere Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 10/9c.



Comments (35)

  • Isn’t this the guy who played Melvin in The Temptations biopic? I’ve seen him in other stuff as well, good actor. Could be intetesting.

    Comment by Hen – August 26, 2011 04:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Let’s not forget he was also President Wayne Palmer on 24!

    Comment by ScrubsGuy – August 26, 2011 04:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No he isn’t… that’s the Allstate guy. :-)

      Comment by Me – August 27, 2011 06:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • the allstate guy was his older brother david palmer, he then ran for president years after his brother left the white house… it’s the black version of the Bush family

        Comment by melanie – August 29, 2011 05:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s nice to see Buffy alums working. Marc Blucas on Neccessary Roughness. Alyson Hannigan on HIMYM. Charmisma Carpenter on Burn Notice.

    Comment by sandee – August 26, 2011 05:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • But needless to say the only 2 alums that gained fame are Alyson and, of course, SMG.

      Comment by Sharon – August 26, 2011 05:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Alyson’s the only one who has really done anything post Buffy though. SMG hasn’t really done anything of quality and is still coasting off name recognition of BtVS.

        Comment by xav – August 26, 2011 06:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • You read and post on this site, and have not heard about Ringer?

          Comment by Jersey Jeff – August 28, 2011 07:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Not at all true. David’s been on ‘Bones’ for six years (seven in November). The show’s awesome. …Where have you guys been?

          Comment by Lauren – September 20, 2011 12:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Not at all true. David’s been on ‘Bones’ for six years (seven in November). The show’s awesome. Seth Green’s created two wildly successful shows… Where have you guys been?

          Comment by Lauren – September 20, 2011 12:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I think you’re forgetting about David Boreaneaz’s tiny little show called Bones?

        Comment by Brooke – August 26, 2011 06:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Seth Green hasn’t done too badly for himself since Buffy…

        Comment by Meg – August 26, 2011 07:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Of course Nathan Fillion is doing ok

          Comment by Mick – August 26, 2011 08:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Ughhh David B. He went on to Angel, then some movies, and Bones… Duh. James sticks to Sci fi for the most part.

        Comment by lorna – August 28, 2011 10:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • LOL judging from these replies I think it’s fair to say most of the cast of Buffy is eating. No one’s in the welfare line just yet.

      Comment by Lena120 – August 26, 2011 08:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I heard that Nick Brendon was on food stamps.

        Comment by Michael – August 27, 2011 06:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • No he is not. He has a recurring role on Criminal Minds as Penelope’s love interest.

          Comment by Pamela-Renee Wilf – August 27, 2011 12:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • And Brendon had a bad guy arc on Private Practice.

          Comment by sharon – August 27, 2011 09:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So excited! Parenthood is easily my favorite show on NBC. Of course there needs to be drama and complications, so I’m not surprised Jasmine and Crosby won’t be happily-ever-after this season.

    Comment by DL – August 26, 2011 05:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I adore PARENTHOOD. Cannot wait for season 3.

    Comment by Carrie – August 26, 2011 05:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t wait to own Season 2 on DVD two weeks before the new season begins. The Crosby-Jasmine stoyline still bothers me and Jason Katims and his writing staff maybe thinking Plan B for Crosby since last season’s shocking affair with Gaby aka Minka Kelly.

    Comment by kevin – August 26, 2011 05:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • David B. Aka Angel

    Comment by Jason – August 26, 2011 06:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Look on Adam’s face is priceless.

    Comment by mona – August 26, 2011 06:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great choice for Jasmine, let the fireworks begin! Season 3 get here already!!

    Comment by Leah – August 26, 2011 07:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I discovered Parenthood this summer and fell hard for the show. Can’t wait for the new season.

    Comment by Ali – August 26, 2011 07:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I know that the show isn’t that good, but D.B. Woodside was most recently seen on Single Ladies on VH1.

    Excited to see him on there, though. :) Should be interesting.

    Comment by Meg – August 26, 2011 07:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • D.B. Woodside gets work! He needs to give his agent a raise or something because he’s been going hard for over a decade. It’s good to talented actors consistently get good work.

    Comment by Lena120 – August 26, 2011 09:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is great if for no other reason than breaking up the Crosby – Jasmine relationship.
    Crosby is in love with being a father, but he and Jasmine are a poor match personality and ambition wise. Not every couple are good matches.
    Crosby is blinded by his love for Jabbar and his fear of losing him if he is not with Jasmine.
    Jasmine will grow tired of Crosby’s type B personality eventually.

    Comment by J.Norman – August 27, 2011 10:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • @ T.Norman, Nothing you have said can be substantiated by what has played out between Crosby and Jasmine, this is just your imagination and personal wishlist. Both Crosby and Jasmine have character flaws that they need to work on; not ignore and move on to the next relationship. Crosby is emotionally immature, any serious mature woman would have a problem with him. Jasmine is too independent and stubborm.
      Crosby NEVER second guessed his feelings for Jasmine, and never confused them with his feelings for Jabbar. In season 1 Jasmine gave Crosby the option to leave, aand he told her emphatically that he wanted to be with her, it was never implied that he said this because of Jabbar. I will concede though Crosby wanted to get married because he thought it was the best thing for Jabbar, this is a separate issue from his love for Jasmine. In the last epi Crosby told Jasmine ‘ I love you (he was not drunk) and i would always be there for Jabbar’, no confusion there.
      Crosby blinded by his love for Jabbar? When did this story arc begin and how did it end? I’ll answer, it was never a s/l. It is figment of some fans imagination who just can’t accept that Crosby fell in love with Jasmine and wanted to spend the rest of his life with her.
      I welcome this s/l with a new love interest for Jasmine, i am looking foward to a jealous Crosby, but moreso i am excited about seeing Jasmine heal and forgive Crosby…and seeing these two work out their issues and put their family back together.

      Comment by Leah – August 27, 2011 07:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Leah,

        When you say
        “I will concede though Crosby wanted to get married because he thought it was the best thing for Jabbar, this is a separate issue from his love for Jasmine. In the last epi Crosby told Jasmine ‘ I love you (he was not drunk) and i would always be there for Jabbar’, no confusion there.

        No confusion? Your own examples involve Crosby doing things with an eye on Jabbar.
        Crosby desperately wants to prove to the world (and himself) that he is something more than a carefree, but occasional screw up.

        We’ll just have to agree to disagree on Crosby (and the writers) motivations to push this relationship.

        Comment by J. Norman – August 28, 2011 06:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He also currently stars as a series regular on VH1′s Single Ladies.

    Comment by Summer – August 27, 2011 12:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He is so good on Single Ladies.

    Comment by Sina – August 27, 2011 03:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No that’s President DAVID Palmer. This guy played his brother and was President after David was killed.

    Comment by catbean – August 27, 2011 07:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Many people felt Jasmine was too controlling. I have a feeling that dude is going to call her on that and she will explore her own behavior.

    Also, the writers have also talked about wanting to explore the issue of coparenting with them. What is it like to date and yet try to maintain a good relationship with your child’s other parent? That should be interesting.

    And catbean, you are right. David was the allstate guy, Wayne was his brother and got to be prez later and was a victim of a bomb. I didn’t know he was on Buffy.

    Comment by squandette – August 28, 2011 01:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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