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'Parenthood': How many times did you tear up during last night's episode?

Midseason finales tend to end with a bang — a breakup, a pregnancy, a difficult death, a cliff-hanger, an ambulance accident that threatens the lives of two main cast members. Last night’s Parenthood had none of these — but it still remains one of my favorite pre-hiatus episodes this season.

Much of the episode centered around the feud between Adam and Kristina after he confessed to sharing a kiss with Rachel, his assistant. Kristina, who was also preparing for her first day working for the campaign, understandably had bitter feelings toward Adam. Adam, who revealed that he hadn’t fired his assistant as they’d discussed, struggled to make amends.

And that’s just a piece of the Braverman drama that went down last night. READ FULL STORY

Don't worry Minka Kelly, the Bravermans still need you over on 'Parenthood'!

It’s hard to say, “Poor Minka Kelly!” (I mean, come on… seriously!) But, as any avid fan of Friday Night Lights can attest, we tend to keep an eye out for our beloved Dillon natives. (In case you were wondering what all that excessive gawking at Taylor Kitsch was about. Just keepin’ tabs on Timmy Riggins, is all.)

Still, it was hard not to feel a little bad for “poor Minka Kelly” when it was announced today that her new series, ABC’s remake of Charlie’s Angels, has been canceled. And just a few weeks after her split from longtime boyfriend Derek Jeter, no less. But, let’s not feel too sorry for Lyla Garrity for too long (because, seriously, come on). Because I’m pretty sure the Bravermans would still love to have Kelly back as Max’s behavioral aide Gaby over on Parenthood. READ FULL STORY

'Parenthood': Welcome to the Bravermans, Nora!

I was starting to worry about Parenthood, PopWatchers. The first few episodes of the third season of NBC’s typically underrated dramedy felt lackluster out of the gate. Besides the wonderful, long-overdue romantic reunion of Sarah and Mark (Jason Ritter), the remaining Bravermans and Co. didn’t have as much to work with: Haddie’s split from Alex (Michael B. Jordan), while sad, was inevitable, Zeke almost starred in a impotence commercial, scarring us indefinitely, and they finally gave poor Drew…a bad first date. (Quick thought, PopWatchers: What if one day Drew has a son named Steve? Steve Holt! Ah, the Arrested Development circle of life.) And, lest we forget, Amber’s new hairstyle. Shudder.

Alas, I shall worry no more. Not only was this week’s Parenthood the best so far this season, I’d argue it was one of the best of the series. The perfect blend of heart and humor that got so many of us invested in the first place shone through in the latest episode titled, “Nora.” Even though Drew was, once again, nowhere to be found. Poor, poor Drew. READ FULL STORY

The 2011 EWwy Awards: Who should win Best Actress in a Drama?

There’s still plenty of time to vote in the EWwy Awards — EW.com’s fourth annual celebration of performers and series Emmy overlooked. To vote for the Best Actress In a Drama, head to our Facebook page.

With so much talent in the composite to your right, it’s crazy that none of these actresses made the Emmys cut instead of, say, Law & Order‘s Mariska Hargitay or Harry’s Law‘s Kathy Bates. You nominated plenty of deserving leading ladies; we reluctantly narrowed the field to six. Watch them below, then flip through all of this year’s EWwy nominees in our photo gallery. READ FULL STORY

'Parenthood' (season?) finale: And the pregnancy test belongs to...


After the intense ending of last week’s episode and the still uncertain season three looming, you’d be naive not to expect some heavy emotions from Parenthood‘s season finale. SPOILERS ahead! If you don’t want to know about Parenthood‘s season finale, click away! MVP Awards go to Alex (Michael B. Jordan),  Amber (Mae Whitman), Max (Max Burkholder), and Sarah (Lauren Graham), all of whom managed to make my heart swell even larger than normal, and break out my very best ugly cry.


'Parenthood': Please don't kill Gary.

Last night’s episode of Parenthood left off on a pretty horrific note, with Amber (Mae Whitman) and her Attractive Bad Influence (Scott Michael Foster) getting into a severe-looking car crash.

I’ll preface by saying that there’s no way Amber is dying. Not. A. Chance. It’d be bad decision considering how much her off-beat character resonates with audiences (especially Parenthood‘s younger viewers.) And she’s awesome. Foster, however, is a newbie, and in the scope of the show, it’d be a good opportunity to have a character turn into a cautionary tale. And if you’re familiar with the tradition of family dramas, the Attractive Bad Influence is often used to teach moral lessons — and usually that means they need to die. But in this case, I plead: Don’t kill Gary! READ FULL STORY

'Parenthood': If Jasmine and Crosby don't end up together, would you be okay with that? Joy Bryant weighs in.

There was a resounding sigh of discontent when Crosby (Dax Shepard) slept with Gaby (Minka Kelly) on Parenthood. Ken Tucker, in fact, detailed the conflict last week before the new episode. But now that Jasmine (Joy Bryant) halted plans for reconciliation, are Jasmine and Jabbar (Tyree Brown) really going to go on without Crosby? Well, perhaps “go on” is too strong, as it implies they’re running away. But the idea of Crosby’s budding family unit breaking apart is pretty sad.

It’s a thought that’s twirling in my head since last week’s wrenching scene when Jasmine told Crosby she had to “move on.” (See her speech below.) The problem is that I tend to unfairly expect a happy endings from family TV shows — I assume that even though TV families go through hard times things will be resolved in the end. But — as in real life — that’s not a fair expectation to have. There’s a chance things won’t work out for Crosby and his budding family unit. The question I’ve been asking myself, however, is that if it didn’t work out, would I be okay with it? READ FULL STORY

'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood,' 'Private Practice' to be honored as 'Television with a Conscience.' Which shows changed you?

The Television Academy will honor eight programs this May for exemplifying “Television with a Conscience.” The fourth annual Television Academy Honors will single out Friday Night Lights‘ “I Can’t” episode for its handling of unwanted pregnancy; Parenthood‘s pilot for showing the impact of an Asperger’s diagnosis; Private Practice’s “Did You Hear What Happened to Charlotte King?” episode for its depiction of sexual assault, its aftermath and the long-term mental health effects that follow; The Big C’s “Taking the Plunge” episode for exploring the transition from denial to acceptance of living with life-threatening cancer; Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution for its movement to reduce childhood obesity; the Morgan Freeman-narrated documentary The 16th Man for educating viewers on how Nelson Mandela used the sport of rugby and the 1995 Rugby World Cup title to help heal South Africa; the documentary Wartorn 1861-2010, executive produced by James Gandolfini, for its chronicling of the lingering effects of combat and post-traumatic stress on military personnel and their families throughout American history; and The Oprah Winfrey Show‘s self-explanatory “Two-Day Oprah Show Event: 200 Adult Men Who Were Molested Come Forward.”

Thinking back, what would you have wanted to receive this honor had it existed before 2008? The first thing that came to my mind was “The Runaway” episode of The Fact of Life, which I’ve embedded after the jump for anyone who wants to see Tootie nearly be tricked into becoming a teen prostitute.  READ FULL STORY

'Parenthood': Is it too real for its own good? Or just mine?

parenthoodImage Credit: Danny Feld/NBCNear the end of last night’s Parenthood, Adam (Peter Krause) asked Amazing Andy (guest star Michael Emerson), a man with Asperger’s who entertains at children’s parties with his bug collection, if he was happy. “Yeah, sometimes,” Amazing Andy said. Then he asked Adam the same question. “Yeah, sometimes,” Adam answered. That’s really the best response any of us can hope for — at least at some points in our lives — and it’s that honesty that we appreciate about this show. But does the realism ever get to be too much?  READ FULL STORY

TV's Most Dateable Characters: Choose your 'one' from readers' top picks (Poll!)

Dateable-charactersImage Credit: Greg Gayne/NBC; Justin Lubin/NBC; Brian Bowen Smith/Fox; Mitchell Haaseth/NBC; Bob D'Amico/ABC (2)Last week, PopWatch asked readers to name the TV character they’d date in real life. After tallying more than 2,000 nominations (yes, we read them all), we’re ready to take it to a vote. We’ve put your top picks — 25 men, and 29 women (there was a tie for that last spot) — in two polls below. Vote now through Tuesday at midnight ET. Come back Friday when we’ll reveal the results. Remember: You can’t change anything about the character you’re picking, other than that he or she will no longer have feelings for his or her show love interest. (Second rule: Do not feel guilty.) Note: The order the characters are listed in the polls below is how they ranked during the first round, when you could be indecisive. What will happen when you can only pick one?  READ FULL STORY

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