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Parenthood Season 5: Drop Dead Diva's Josh Stamberg Cast as Sarah's New [Spoiler]

Parenthood Cast Josh StambergWhen Parenthood returns for Season 5, there’ll be a new guy crashing at Sarah’s place.

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Drop Dead Diva alum Josh Stamberg has landed a recurring role on the NBC drama, playing a “charming and fun” new neighbor in the apartment building Sarah now manages.

Stamberg will appear in at least five episodes of the coming season, according to The Wrap, which first reported on his casting.

While speaking of Sarah’s orbit, Ray Romano, as previously reported, is set to reprise his role as Hank in 12 to 15 episodes.

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Stamberg’s other recent TV credits include Episode 14 of Netflix’s Arrested Development revival, Justified and Castle.

Parenthood returns with a full, 22-episode season on Sept. 26, now airing Thursdays at 10/9c.

Comments (17)

  • Oh delightful!! I was sad when he wasn’t brought back on DDD, but so glad to see he’s landed on Parenthood!!

    Comment by liz – July 19, 2013 08:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i’m sick of sarah’s Love Interests. give the woman a break. something she can build a real relationship without jumping on it.

    Comment by Amadeo – July 19, 2013 08:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, if he turns into a love interest I swear to God!

      Comment by Maris – July 19, 2013 08:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I used to love Sarah but lately she is just a bedhopping airhead. What happened to the Sarah with substance? The Sarah that cared about her kids? Did she even talk to Amber last season? I swear I can’t remember any of her storylines with Drew or Amber.

      Comment by Ari – July 20, 2013 03:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Paging Jason Ritter and/or Ray Romano.

    Comment by Jack Bauer 2.0 – July 19, 2013 08:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • so this means two things:
    1. Sarah’s getting a new lover….as she has for each season of Parenthood.
    2. Sarah’s getting a new job…as she has for each season of Parenthood.


    Comment by pecola – July 19, 2013 09:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • And Sarah has not managed to make one good decision (love life, work) since the show began.
      She always manages to either botch or outright sagotage everthing. She really outdid herself at her brothers (Adams company). You know,

      1) demanding a raise after she was at the company for 3 weeks at a time when 20% of the employees were being laid off

      2) Immediately starting an affair with the companys boss.

      Yep, examples of her excellent decision making.

      Comment by J. Norman – July 20, 2013 06:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cue new love interest in 3 … 2 … 1 …

    They really need to stop with the love triangles for Sarah. Either let her stay single (my personal vote) or get into a solid, long-term relationship.

    Comment by CH – July 19, 2013 09:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She has zero qualifications and/or reasons to manage an apartment building. She doesn’t even live on her own. I love Sarah but they never give her the proper development as a character as much as they’ve given to every other character on that show. Last season she should’ve explored her creativity more and this season should be about her finding success in creativity. Not managing an apartment building and having yet another love interest introduced. Honestly I was so surprise by how much I loved hank with her because I was really rooting for mark but Ray Romano threw that performance out of the park and really won me over. I hope this new guy winds up being a good friend and confidante that Sarah needs right now.

    Comment by Rob – July 19, 2013 09:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anyone but Hank is OK.

    Comment by Dick Whitman – July 20, 2013 02:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • THIS.

      Comment by Michi – July 20, 2013 05:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • YES I agree! Hank needs to move to where his kid lives and Sarah needs a real hunky guy! Could he be that man – pretty pleeeeeeeeeease?! ;-)

      Comment by Caro – July 20, 2013 04:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love Lauren Graham, but gosh is Sarah annoying.

    Comment by Alex – July 20, 2013 04:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow, a new male that she’s going to be interacting with? His penis will be in her within a month. Amber is the same way, except she’ll be crying in every scene as well. Those two used to be my favorite characters! Not sure when they became so vapid and obnoxious.

    Comment by Cate – July 20, 2013 05:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Josh Stamberg is everywhere these days. He just showed up on Suits!

    Comment by Wendy – July 21, 2013 05:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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