The NBC dramedy Parenthood, created by Ron Howard, produced and written by Jason Katims, has gotten some well-earned good news. It's third season was only slated for sixteen episodes—which is pretty low for a network series. NBC decided to add two more episodes onto the season, possibly in light of its climbing ratings. Eighteen episodes is still on the lower side, but it's hardly unheard of. It will give the series a more just opportunity to expand its pretty dense storytelling and character development this season.
Parenthood covers the multi-generational Braverman family, a more or less average American family dealing with normal and sincere troubles, albeit not without a fair helping of humor. Part of the series' large ensemble cast are notable talents such as Lauren Graham, Dax Shephard, Peter Krause, Erika Christensen and Craig T. Nelson.
Parenthood airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.