” I sort of was inspired by ‘Friday Night Lights,’ where it was a very different show, but similar in that they were both large ensemble dramas where you had many stories going on at once. I wanted to do a show that shared that element, and that’s really why I wanted to develop ‘Parenthood’ as a series. “


” Many of the things that I have written on have focused, at least a big part of the story, on adolescents. I think that in that period of life, so much happens, and it’s the period of life where you’re forming into an adult. In certain ways, you’re already an adult and in certain ways you’re still a kid. “


” I think there’s definitely a way to tell a story, to also look at marriages that are working, but find drama from what’s challenging them. That’s what I think, certainly, ‘Parenthood’ is kind of about: the unexpected things that come up in your life that challenge you as a man, as a woman, as a husband and a wife, and as a parent. “


” We shoot with three cameras, try to shoot both sides of coverage if possible. That allows the actors to overlap and to find moments that feel more authentic and real than what you sometimes would normally get in a scripted drama that’s shot more classically. And that’s something in ‘Parenthood’ that has evolved. “


” In ‘Friday Night Lights,’ the relationship between the coach and his wife, that marriage was something that you couldn’t really understand until you actually saw it exist on film. “


” Something that I learned from ‘Friday Night Lights,’ sometimes if you have four or five scenes in an episode, it’s not having less than having 10. It’s what you do with those scenes. “


” How do you do something where you’re able to be specific and edgy enough to compete with what the cable networks are doing and, at the same time, appeal to a broader audience? That’s the line that everyone in network television is trying to tread. “


” You’re breaking up, you’re getting together, you’re changing your life, you’re arguing with your parents, you’re making terrible mistakes, you’re having great triumphs. It’s what happens to teenagers. “


” That’s the thing that I’ve always kind of kept in the back of my head in writing about teens, that everything is so important, all the time, every day. Every day of your life, you’re changing and making decisions and everything is an emergency to you. “


” A lot of times as writers, you want to come up with the best possible story, and you bend it according to what you want to happen. I think one of the things that I always try to think about is what would really happen in a situation, what feels real. “


” I feel that people are basically trying to do their best in the world. Even when you see people making mistakes, you understand why they’re making a mistake. Everybody has flaws, everybody has demons, everybody has ghosts, but I think you watch people and you see everybody trying to do their best. “


” What’s fun about comedy is you’re pushing things a little further than you would in a drama, you’re pushing reality a little bit more. “



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