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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  1. May says:

    I hope he comes back. I loved the two of them together.

  2. Rachel says:

    Mae Whitman’s character’s name is Amber Holt.

  3. Superhero says:

    Good news.

  4. Maureen says:

    One of the FNL boys better be on!!

  5. Yes! Always happy to see an FNL alum :)

  6. Robin says:

    It needs to be so! I loved Amber and Ryan together! And last we saw they were looking at rings! That crazy lovable family and wedding planning would be pretty awesome. It would be just wonderful!

  7. I’ll always remember him as Luke Cafferty on FNL. One of the best TV dramas in years. Hope he comes back to Parenthood for the upcoming new season now that the series is moving to Thursdays at 10 p.m. going up against Scandal (ABC) and Elementary (CBS).

  8. mia says:

    Oh I do so hope he returns! I became so invested in his character and the storyline with him and Amber was heartbreaking and honest. And his story is just so topical right now, and daang can he act! Oh please bring him back!!!!!

  9. Eliza says:

    I love Matt Lauria & will watch him on anything! Thankfully, I’m a big Parenthood fan and have been since S1.

  10. jess k says:

    I definitely hope he comes back to the show!

  11. kikiyo2011 says:

    Awesome news. With this and Dan Harmon coming back on Community, my TV year is set.

  12. Fabe says:

    I would like him to come back, if only to see Amber and him break up again. When Mae Whitman cries, I swear I almost lose it every time! She deserves an Emmy for such a raw performance on Parenthood!

  13. Karen Stokes says:

    It will be great to watch their romance grow over the new season I cannot wait! I loved season 4 so much mainly due to the budding love between these two characters.

  14. sarah says:

    He has to come back, they were looking at engagement rings in the season finale. Generally shows start filming next month, so Jason Katmis better get a his storylines nailed down!

  15. Jen says:

    I LOVE Ryan and Amber!!!!!!!!

  16. Jenn says:

    theyre my favorite part of the story line right now – bring them back! :)

  17. Carole says:

    Yes, love the Amber/Ryan storyline.

  18. Julie Schellack says:

    this is the one and only show i religously watch and im super excited for next season….whenver that may be……anyone know??