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BubbleWatch: NBC's 'Parenthood'
SHOW: "Parenthood" (NBC)
IN ITS FAVOR: "Parenthood" boasts one of TV's best ensemble casts and a respected creative team and the result is a family series that has many passionate fans. "Parenthood" is consistently competitive in a tough Tuesday 10 p.m. slot, frequently equaling or beating "The Good Wife" among younger viewers.
AGAINST IT: If you looked at overall numbers instead of demo ratings, "Parenthood," which can't be cheap given this cast, would be heading for cancellation.
OUR TOTALLY UNINFORMED GUESS: NBC looks at demo ratings, not at overall numbers and if you compare the "Parenthood" 18-49 figures to most of the dramas on NBC's schedule, you'll see why it's almost certain to be back.
Final Verdict: NBC renewed "Parenthood."