NBC Extends 'Parenthood' Order

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Season premiere: Tuesday, Sept. 13 ,10/9c
Jason Ritter, John Corbett and Michael B. Jordan are all set to return when the third season begins.

NBC has picked up an additional two episodes for the current season of Parenthood.

The extension would bring the episode order of the family drama, developed by Jason Katims, to around the 18-episode mark for the year.

The most recent episode of Parenthood, a solid offering for NBC at 10 p.m. on Tuesdays, delivered 5.6 million total viewers and posted a 2.2 rating among adults 18-49, up 5 percent from the previous week.

Katims talked to The Hollywood Reporter about what's to come on the third season, most specifically the financial burden Adam and Kristina will face with Adam and Crosby's new recording studio venture.

"Adam ... is starting a new business and even if it were to be successful, it’s going to take time to be possible," he says. "This might set Kristina going back to work sooner rather than later after she has the baby and other tensions that might come out of that. Needing to figure out how to continue to take care of the kids while both of them are working."