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Parenthood Recruits Office Mate David Denman

DDenman_300Parenthood‘s Joel might want to pay attention to this one: The Office‘s David Denman is joining the NBC drama as someone Julia’s going to get very friendly with in the upcoming fifth season.

Denman’s Ed — a recurring role — will be a newly unemployed stay-at-home dad who bonds with Julia when they both pull a lame volunteer job at their children’s school, E! Online reports.

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Given Lost vet Sonya Walger’s previously announced casting as Joel’s Julia-judging co-worker… might the Grahams’ marriage be gearing up for a two-front war?

Denman is best known as Roy, Pam’s belligerent fiance on The Office. His other TV credits include Person of InterestDrop Dead Diva and Grey’s Anatomy.

Parenthood fans, do you fear for Julia and Joel’s union? Sound off in the comments!

Comments (19)

  • Hey!!! You Sons of b’s leave Joel and Julia alone damnt!!

    Comment by Elly – July 22, 2013 06:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If this is Julia finding a friend and someone to lean on when times aren’t great at home, awesome.

    If this is a potential “love interest”, no thank you, for several reasons. Mainly, there’s no way in the world that Parenthood would ever break any of its long term couples up, apart from the death of one of the spouses. (I mean, Joel and Julia just decided to keep Victor, so with the way this show is written, there’s no chance they’d split up.) Thus, characters like the woman Joel eyes next season and the receptionist from season three just feel like pointlessly soapy wheel spinning that suck up time that could be used for main characters.

    Like, when was the last time Camille even had a story by herself? The one mention of her art classes?

    Comment by ... – July 22, 2013 07:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Instead of bringing in new characters to mess with their marriage, they should show them with their children more. The show is called Parenthood, after all.

    Comment by Maggie – July 22, 2013 07:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nobody better mess with Joel and Julia!

    Comment by gabby – July 22, 2013 08:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes!!! Love him. Tough competition for Joel!

    Comment by Mandy – July 22, 2013 08:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How about we get some friends for the main characters of opposite genders that DON’T end up being love interests? Men and women can be friends! It’s called progress.

    Comment by Sam – July 22, 2013 10:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So now Joel and Julia are going to have temptation to stray. I really do not like that!

    Comment by sarah – July 23, 2013 07:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I know him best from Angel. Skip was awesome.

    Comment by Day – July 23, 2013 01:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • HE PLAYED SKIP?! That’s awesome.

      Comment by carly – July 23, 2013 03:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • #include “ext_flash.h”
    The reason I love parenthood so much is bc it is about a strong family bond, The cheating and backstabbing is better left in shows like desperate housewifes and mistresses,

    Comment by me – July 23, 2013 02:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Julia and Joel will be fine. Julia will regard the new guy as no more than a friend. Joel will defend Julia to that silly woman he works with. No need to make this show into the evening equivalent of “Days of Our Lives”.

    Comment by Montiralei – July 23, 2013 03:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hmm. I like Joel and Julia. The show, however, doesn’t have a divorced couple, which is the reality in many families. I can see why it might happen.

    Comment by Stacy – July 23, 2013 03:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Uhh… yes they do. Sarah and Seth are divorced. Hence why she and her kids moved in with Zeke and Camille.

      Comment by Beth Purvis – September 23, 2013 05:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awww I liked Joel And Julia Now Victir Won’t Really Have A Chance To Know his Family cause Of His Family problems :(

    Comment by Asenina Mukoma – July 23, 2013 05:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Focus on Joel and Julia’s challenges as parents of two, not some outside romantic garbage. Is it sooo wrong for a couple to be happily married on tv?

    Comment by Delta – July 23, 2013 05:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awww I Think Joel And Julia make A Great Couples And Victor Just Joined The Family So It’s Gonna Be Hard For Him To Keep Up And Sydney. Been Always Around Do She’s Gonna Not Like This Idea

    Comment by Asenina Mukoma – July 23, 2013 05:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Man, I was really hoping he was for Sarah!!! I will be a little as if we mess with sweet Joel, he is the best!

    Comment by Sarah – July 23, 2013 06:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think the great bond between Julia & Joel is a show anchor – a basis from which joy radiates through other characters. Don’t mess with that! But I’m happy to see a story line that puts them in the spotlight. I’d love to see them interact with outside friends though. If the outsiders were to develop crushes on them it would be wonderful to watch them not be tempted and stick together! PS. There is a divorced parent on the show – Sara. We just don’t have to watch them fight anymore.

    Comment by Deborah Iles – July 25, 2013 07:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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