About the Show

"Parenthood" is the critically acclaimed one-hour drama inspired by the box office hit of the same name. This reimagined and updated Universal Television/Imagine Entertainment production follows the trials and tribulations of the very large, colorful and imperfect Braverman family.

Sarah Braverman (Lauren Graham, "Gilmore Girls") is a single mother with two kids: bright but rebellious Amber (Mae Whitman, "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World"), who is living on her own, and sullen and sensitive Drew (Miles Heizer, "ER") who heads to Berkeley this year.

On the home front, Sarah's larger-than-life, headstrong father, Zeek (Craig T. Nelson, "Family Stone," "Coach"), and pillar-of-strength mother, Camille (Bonnie Bedelia, "Heart Like a Wheel"), are continuously dealing with their own marital issues.

Meanwhile, as Sarah's sister and complete antithesis, Julia (Erika Christensen, "Traffic"), attempts to adjust to life as a full-time mom after recently quitting her job as high-powered attorney, her husband Joel (Sam Jaeger, "Eli Stone") leans into his new role as breadwinner. These pressures are compounded by friction between their daughter, Sydney (Savannah Paige Rae), and their newly adopted son, Victor (newcomer Xolo Mariduena).

Crosby (Dax Shepard, "Baby Mama"), Sarah's younger brother who once struggled with commitment issues, is now married to former flame Jasmine (Joy Bryant, "Antwone Fisher"). Together, they are raising their young son, Jabbar (Tyree Brown), and new baby Aida.

However, it's oldest Braverman sibling Adam (Peter Krause, "Six Feet Under") who has had to relinquish his expectations about what constitutes a "normal" family; he and his quietly forceful and resilient wife Kristina (Monica Potter, "Trust Me") - more devoted than ever, having recently battled and defeated her breast cancer - continue to cope with their eccentric son, Max (Max Burkholder, "Brothers & Sisters"), who has Asperger's Syndrome, while raising a toddler. Their eldest is now living away from home at college across the country.

Although each sibling and family has its own share of life and everyday challenges to grapple with, they still manage to be there for each other in their hours of need. Serving as executive producers are Oscar winners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer ("A Beautiful Mind," "Frost/Nixon"), Emmy winner Jason Katims ("Friday Night Lights"), Lawrence Trilling ("Pushing Daisies") and David Hudgins ("Friday Night Lights").

Cast Bios

Bonnie Bedelia
Joy Bryant
Tyree Brown
Max Burkholder
Erika Christensen
Lauren Graham
Miles Heizer
Sam Jaeger
Peter Krause
Craig T. Nelson
Monica Potter
Savannah Paige Rae
Dax Shepard
Mae Whitman


Executive Producer

Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Lawrence Trilling, David Hudgins

Developed By

Jason Katims for television; based on characters created by Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel and Ron Howard

Co-Executive Producer

Gina Fattore, Sarah Watson, Dylan Massin


Lawrence Trilling and various

Casting Director

Cami Patton C.S.A., Jennifer Lare

Production Designer

Steven Jordan

Director of Photography

David Miller


Dan Holland, Tad Dennis, Angela Catanzaro

Music Composer

Jon Ehrlich

Music Supervisor

Liza Richardson

Costume Designer

Diane Crooke

Set Decorator

Claudette Didul


Los Angeles, California

Produced By

Imagine Television and Universal Television