Peter Krause and Maura Tierney aren’t taking a whole lot of time off between TV gigs.
Krause, who starred on ABC’s Dirty Sexy Money, will star NBC’s new take on the 1989 movie Parenthood, while Tierney, who ended her nine-season run as an ER regular earlier in the season, is in negotiations to join him. Mae Whitman and Sarah Ramos have also joined the cast, and Craig T. Nelson and Dax Shepard are in talks, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Parenthood will be loosely based on the 1989 movie directed by Ron Howard, who’s an executive producer this time around. Friday Night Lights exec producer Jason Katims is writing the pilot, which like the movie will focus on the Bravermans, a family of adult siblings and their respective broods.
Krause will play Adam, a seemingly normal guy with a wife and two kids who sometimes has trouble keeping things together. Tierney would play his sister, a single mom with a hellion of a daughter (Arrested Development alum Whitman). Ramos (American Dreams) will play Krause’s daughter.
If they sign on, Nelson (Coach, The District) would play the free-spirited Braverman patriarch, and Shepard (Baby Mama) will play their youngest brother.
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