Is ‘Parenthood’ planning a season 7 or is it cancelled? Let’s find out what the future holds for this fan-favourite series.
Devoted fans have been waiting for season 7 of ‘Parenthood’ for a really long time. There are still a lot of character stories that were left uncovered in season 6, that might be worth telling. Unfortunately, ‘Parenthood’s’ last season was it’s final. In 2014, NBC decided to cancel the series. But don’t be sad yet. There might be a ‘Parenthood’ reunion and reboot in the future. Let’s get to know more about it.
- A ‘Parenthood’ reunion in the works?
- ‘Parenthood’ reboot in the future?
- Why was ‘Parenthood’ cancelled?
Strangely, the ‘Parenthood’ reunion never took place in June 2020. No explanation was released by ATX or the ensemble of ‘Parenthood’. However, this could mean that ATX might hold the reunion in 2021. Till then, let’s just hope, and wait for a formal statement.
A ‘Parenthood’ reunion in the works?
The news of the cast of the popular family drama series, ‘Parenthood’, reuniting once again was announced in 2019. The cast of the fan-favourite series was planning to come together to celebrate ten years since its premiere on NBC. The ‘Parenthood’ cast reunion was supposed to take place at the annual ATX TV Festival in June 2020. Every year the festival is held in June in Austin, Texas. But due to the outbreak of coronavirus, the ‘Parenthood’ reunion was shifted to a virtual event. It was soon announced by the organizers that the festival would keep its June 5-7 schedule, but move the programming online instead of in person.
ATX co-founders, Caitlin McFarland and Emily Gipson issued a statement. “We are committed to our mission of fully serving and fostering our community at all times. For this reason, and to ensure the ongoing safety of all, this year we will not be having a physical festival in Austin, but instead, we will be celebrating television where we all enjoy it, the couch!”
The virtual fest was called ‘ATX TV … from the couch!’ The entire event was free to view on the Youtube channel of ATX Television Festival. It was announced that the reunion will feature a live script reading involving creator Jason Katims and writer/executive producer David Hudgins, Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Mae Whitman, Monica Potter, Erika Christensen, and Craig T. Nelson.
Strangely, the ‘Parenthood’ reunion never took place in June 2020. No explanation was released from ATX or the ensemble of ‘Parenthood’. However, this could mean that ATX might hold the reunion in 2021. Till then, let’s just hope, and wait for a formal statement.
In 2014, NBC decided to cancel the series. But don’t be sad yet. There might be a ‘Parenthood’ reunion and reboot in the future.
‘Parenthood’ reboot in the future?
In an interview with “E Online”, creator Jason Katims, was asked if he would ever consider a ‘Parenthood’ reunion? Katims agreed to the thought of doing a ‘Parenthood’ reunion. He recalled how he has been down this road with ‘Friday Night Lights‘. He did make an effort to find a way to keep that going, and ultimately, it just didn’t work. But with ‘Parenthood’, he agreed that there is something really intriguing with it. He added how he wants to know where this family is in three years or five years. He wants to see what Max is like in his first job. He wants to see where these people are down the road. But he did feel a million things would have to come together in terms of getting all of these people available at the same time. Though he did love the idea of doing a reunion movie like ‘Boyhood’, where every year, everybody commits a week to do this project. “When the time comes, I’ll start picking up the phone and calling these people.”
Why was ‘Parenthood’ cancelled?
The family drama series ‘Parenthood’ has managed to gather a loyal fan base since its premiere in 2010. While the show has been critically acclaimed, it never achieved great ratings. However, ratings weren’t the only factor. ‘Parenthood’ had a huge cast of TV veterans that were turning out too costly. As reported by “Deadline”, the final sixth season of ‘Parenthood’ was in trouble. The network had asked the ‘Parenthood’ cast to agree to reduce their payment to 9 episodes. This meant each cast member would appear and be paid for nine episodes in a total of thirteen episodes. However, “Deadline” later reported that a middle ground was reached.
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