Peter Krause was a guest on the Today Show yesterday to promote his NBC show Parenthood. There was some minor buzz that Parenthood might be canceled before the end of this second season, but E! just reported that it will continue to air on Tuesdays at 10 into March of next year, when they’ll move it to Mondays for a little while. So it’s not being canceled before the season is out at least. The numbers for Parenthood have been disappointingly low. This an incredibly solid and entertaining show that has a genuine feel to it and is one of my favorites. I hope that something can be done to ensure that this show continues into a third season.
Anyway Krause was inevitably asked about his off-screen relationship with Lauren Graham, who plays his sister on the show. He was coy but smiled widely when he said that she’s “fantastic.”
On how everything started to “click” halfway through season one
I did feel that way last season, we’ve had a great second season so far. There was a little to-do about this last episode last week where the character I play Adam Braverman punches out a guy in a supermarket… My son on the show, Max, has Aspergers… the gentleman calls him a ‘retard’ so I take a swing at him at the supermarket.
On whether he’s dating Lauren Graham
She’s great. She’s fantastic. She’s a fantastic actress and a wonderful person.
It’s a great bunch of people, enjoy to go to work every day. Very happy that the ratings have picked up a little bit and we’re going to be moved to Mondays. I guess people want their Parenthood a little earlier.
That was cute how he sidestepped that. I like them both and hope they stay together. Krause is such a good actor and this show is full of very excellent performances. The relationship between his character Adam Braverman and his son with Aspergers feels real, too, and I love the actress who plays his wife, Monica Potter. If you’re not watching Parenthood, I highly recommend that you give it a chance. You can watch it on Hulu and NBC.com if you’re in the US.
I haven’t seen this week’s Parenthood yet, so please don’t comment with spoilers unless you write “SPOILER” over the top. Minor plot details should be ok, though.
(This is a personal recommendation. I started watching this show on my own and we were not encouraged to promote it. We are a member of the Today Show Network, which is owned by NBC.)
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