When NBC’s Parenthood bids us adieu on Thursday, Jan. 29, at least one familiar face won’t be seen taking part in the inevitable sobfest as planned.
Following his Sunday appearance at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, where he was promoting the new FX/Denis Leary comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, John Corbett confirmed that he had shot a scene for Parenthood‘s very final episode, only to learn it didn’t make the cut.
“I got a bad call from [Parenthood creator] Jason Katims two nights ago — they had to cut my great scene,” Corbett shared with reporters. “They flew me all the way from New York [to Los Angeles] to do a scene with Lauren [Graham], and God, it was such a good scene. I got to see [Amber’s] baby” — aka Seth’s grandchild — “and they had to cut it for time. I was super bummed.”
Since late Season 2, Corbett has recurred on the NBC drama as Seth, ex-husband to Sarah and father to Amber and Drew.
Still slated to put in appearances in the series finale are Sarah Ramos (as Haddie) and Matt Lauria (Ryan). (With reporting by Rebecca Iannucci)