Show: "Parenthood" Premiere Date: September 14 Time: 10:00 pm Stars: Bonnie Bedelia, Joy Bryant, Max Burkholder, Lauren Graham Season: 2
Synopsis: Sarah Braverman, a financially strapped single mother, is packing up her Fresno apartment and uprooting her two inconvenienced kids, Amber and Drew, to make a big move back home to Berkeley to be closer to her family. On the home front, Sarah is greeted by her larger-than-life, headstrong father, Zeek, and pillar-of-strength mother, Camille, who are privately dealing with their own marital issues. Meanwhile, Sarah's sister and complete antithesis, Julia is a successful corporate attorney trying to juggle work and motherhood, alongside her stay-at-home husband, Joel.
Commitment-phobe Crosby, Sarah's younger brother, must suddenly contend with accepting adult responsibility when an old flame Jasmine shows up unexpectedly and he must re-evaluate his priorities. However, it's Adam, the oldest Braverman sibling, who must relinquish his preconceived expectations about what constitutes a "normal" family when he, his wife Kristina and teenage daughter, Haddie, learn that their eccentric son and Haddie's little brother, Max, is diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome.
Although each sibling and family has its own share of life to grapple with, perhaps this reunion is the push they need to help each other pick up the pieces and focus on the everyday challenges that families face while raising children and starting over.