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Parenthood: Season 4 (2012-2013)




Critic Consensus: Four seasons in, Parenthood continues to evolve its characters by pushing them into challenging, interesting new places.


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Series 4 of this warm family dramedy takes a serious turn as Adam (Peter Krause) and Kristina (Monica Potter) deal with Kristina's cancer diagnosis while also adjusting to the college-bound Haddie's (Sarah Ramos) absence from their household. Sarah (Lauren Graham), meanwhile, faces similar uncertainty about the future when her cantankerous new boss (guest star Ray Romano) throws a kink into her relationship with Mark (Jason Ritter). Also entering new relationship territory are Julia (Erika Christensen) and Joel (Sam Jaeger), who struggle to help Victor (Xolo Mariduena) adapt to his new role in their family; Amber (Mae Whitman), who begins a romance with a traumatised veteran (guest star Matt Lauria); and Crosby (Dax Shepard) and Jasmine (Joy Bryant), who continue to face new challenges, both as parents and as a couple.


Lauren Graham
as Sarah Braverman
Craig T. Nelson
as Zeek Braverman
Bonnie Bedelia
as Camille Braverman
Peter Krause
as Adam Braverman
Monica Potter
as Kristina Braverman
Dax Shepard
as Crosby Braverman
Erika Christensen
as Julia Braverman-Graham
Sam Jaeger
as Joel Graham
Max Burkholder
as Max Braverman
Mae Whitman
as Amber Holt
Miles Heizer
as Drew Holt
Sarah Ramos
as Haddie Braverman
Savannah Rae Linz
as Sydney Graham
Joy Bryant
as Jasmine Trussell
Tyree Brown
as Jabbar Trussell
Ray Romano
as Hank Rizzoli
Jason Ritter
as Mark Cyr
Matt Lauria
as Ryan York
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Critic Reviews for Parenthood: Season 4

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (6)

The best news about Season 4 of Parenthood is that there IS a Season 4 of Parenthood.

September 11, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Parenthood is a window into middle-to-upper-middleclass introspection and cross-cultural, cross-generational angst, the "thirtysomething" of this generation.

September 11, 2012 | Full Review…

While it's true the characters of Parenthood can be a bit overtly articulate, they're never less than recognizable.

September 11, 2012 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Parenthood came out of gate strong and built to an emotionally resonant finish.

August 20, 2013 | Full Review…

Where other shows might have come across as mawkishly heavy handed, "Parenthood" brought emotional depth and an eye for detail to the subject.

September 11, 2012 | Full Review…

When it's firing on all cylinders, no show on television is more humane or emotionally resonant.

September 11, 2012 | Full Review…

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