Matt Lauria on Parenthood Return: 'I'm Up for It!'

Parenthood Season 5 Cast MAtt LauriaGood news, Parenthood fans: Matt Lauria, who last season stole the hearts of Amber Holt (and fans alike), is hopeful about a return to the NBC drama next season.

“If they want to include me, I’m fired up to be a part of it,” the Friday Night Lights alum shared enthusiastically with TVLine at the ATX Festival this weekend.

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As of now, “We don’t know what the details [for Season 5] are going to be,” he explained. “But [showrunner] Jason [Katims] recently asked me, ‘Are you up for it?’ and I told him, ‘I’m up for it!’ And since then, there have been some conversations back and forth between my manager and [higher ups].”

Lauria noted that while he doesn’t know how involved he’ll be, should that Season 5 deal come through, “I would feel weird if I wasn’t [there] at all. So, I’m going to do everything I can to be involved again.”

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Katims, for his part, has not minced words when it comes to his desire to bring Lauria back for Season 5, sharing at PaleyFest earlier this year, “I absolutely loved the dynamic between [Amber and Ryan] and I would love to continue that storyline.

The actor’s on-screen counterpart Mae Whitman is clamoring for a return as well. “He’s one of my closest friends and I really hope he comes back because I love working with him,” she expressed on the same Paley panel.

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