Fall TV Preview

Parenthood Season 5 Premiere: A Baby Bump, a 'Little' Comeback and 7 More Scoopy Bits

Parenthood Season 5 Premiere SpoilersPut simply, Parenthood‘s Season 5 premiere is a near-perfect offering of the much-loved NBC drama.

More joyful than its usual heart-tuggy, the hour picks up with the Braverman clan seven or so months after Kristina’s remission report, Amber and Ryan’s reconciliation, Sarah’s breakup with Mark (and Hank?) and Juila’s career-ending choice.

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Since then, things have most definitely changed. For starters, Crosby and Jasmine are thisclose to welcoming their baby (an emotional event that occurs in the season opener) and Kristina is being pulled back into the political game — a prospect that Adam is not quite on board with.

That’s all fine and dandy, but how about a few more scoopy premiere bits? Nine to be exact.

• You will totally ‘ship the mentor/mentee bond between Hank and Max.

• Crosby has a love-hate relationship with his newborn child — emphasis on the latter. (Fret not, his conflicted feelings about the infant are all in hilariously good fun.)

• Charming politico Bob Little (played by Jonathan Tucker) makes a surprise return.

• A fan-fave relationship is tested early on — and it’s not the maybe-doomed twosome you’re thinking.

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• Sarah will receive a long overdue lesson in text message etiquette.

• The abrupt manner in which Julia quit her job last season will come back to haunt her.

• A character named Pete is introduced. You probably won’t like this person.

• On the flip side, Josh Stamberg’s charming newbie will pique your interest almost immediately.

• The premiere is mostly upbeat and feel-good — and will keep your eyes uncharacteristically dry. But then, as the episode nears its conclusion…. Those tears? Oh, they’ll flow.

Parenthood returns Thursday, Sept. 26 at 10/9c. Hit the comments with your theories based on these teases.

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  1. Amanda says:

    Cant wait!!

  2. Guest says:

    Cancelled by Christmas!!!!

  3. Androme says:

    I’m just so glad I’m now into this show.
    By the way do they have bloopers on the DVDs?

  4. iMember says:

    Scandal is great (Still prefer Revenge more), BUT Parenthood takes priority on Thursday nights!

  5. Patti says:

    Wish we could watch Parenthood ! Our local Time Warner removed NBC from our line up so unfortunately we will miss it. So upset as that is one of our favorite shows. Thanks Time Warner.

    • Dana says:

      That’s awful! You should change providers. I left Time Warner when there was a similar problem in my area 6 years ago and have never come anywhere close to regretting it. Anyway, I’m glad we live in an era when we can watch most shows online the next day!

    • mary says:

      watch it online the next day :)

  6. Mama T says:

    One of the best shows on TV. Looking forward to another great season!

  7. ryaneco says:

    Parenthood has gone from strength to strength over the course of its run. Last season it absolutely entered my must watch ASAP list. I love it, and Season 5 is possibly one of my most anticipated shows this season.

  8. 14 days left. So excited on how Season Five begins but it’s going to be tough going up against Scandal (ABC) and Elementary (CBS) in the 10 p.m. Thursday night time slot.

  9. Tony says:

    I watched a clip of Victors’ adoption the other day with my wife and both of us began tearing up like it was the first time watching it. IMO, one of the best shows on TV.

  10. neha says:

    So excited about Bob Little! He was definitely my favorite boyfriend of Amber’s. I’m actually hoping that Amber and her current bf are the one having the trouble.

  11. Robin says:

    YAY!! I can’t wait!! :D

  12. Diane says:

    One of my favorite shows! Can’t wait for it’s return.
    (And yes… I got my boxes of tissues ready!!!)

  13. The Kaibosh says:

    “as the episode nears its conclusion…. Those tears? Oh, they’ll flow” Oh, no. The baby won’t survive.

  14. Eric7740 says:

    Parenthood!!! Can’t wait!!! Absolutely love this show!!! Easily one of the top 5 tv shows out right now!

  15. Joey says:

    Great scoop about the season premiere. I can’t wait to see it in about two weeks.

  16. saeh says:

    Scandal & Parenthood are my main priority right now. Elementary can be watched on Primetime Demand.

  17. Yvette moore says:

    WOW! I hate the line up. I will not choose between Parenthood and Scandal. NO WAY!
    OH, Parenthood, I guess it’s over