'Parenthood' Season 6 Predictions: What Should Happen if the Show is Renewed
'Parenthood' Season 6 Predictions: What Should Happen if the Show is Renewed
Eva Des Lauriers
Eva Des Lauriers
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
After the emotional season 5 finale, fans are still waiting to hear any news on a possible season 6 for NBC's Parenthood. I am putting my money (and hopes) on a renewal and have come up with a few ideas predicting where the writers could, should and will take their characters next season. 


The Charter School

During the finale, we learn that Adam and Kristina's charter school has been approved and they are able to move forward for its grand opening the following school year.

What could happen? 

They open the school no problem and it is exactly what Max needs to thrive. Or, opening gets delayed or there are problems from the start, and it fails within the year.

What should happen? 

It will thrive, Kristina finally has an established position as a champion for Max and children like him, and together, they make a huge impact on their community. They've given her enough let downs with the mayoral election already that this seems like the right course.

What will happen?

Kristina the champion, for sure.

Amber and Ryan

In the last minutes of the season 5 finale, we saw Amber picking up a pregnancy test. Her one last night with Ryan was meant to be a sweet goodbye, but with this development, it leaves the door open for him returning to the show as Amber's baby daddy. 

What could happen? 

Amber gets pregnant and Ryan is motivated by impending fatherhood to get his life back on track. Sarah falls apart about Amber following in her footsteps, but eventually gets on board with helping raise the baby. Amber tries to be happy about the situation, but realizes this has affected all of her dreams as she never intended to get pregnant so young, and forces her to put aside everything.

What should happen?

Pregnancy was a false alarm, Amber follows her dreams by moving up the ranks at the Luncheonette and Ryan figures his issues out on his own. He can come back and be her partner eventually, or I would be happy seeing Amber with a new beau.

What will happen? 

I predict that Amber actually gets pregnant and Ryan comes back long enough to help her figure out what they are going to do. Everyone is changed, but for the better. 

Joel and Julia

This one is very difficult to predict because of how much they have kept us guessing through season 5. During the finale, Joel and Julia had made attempts to start healing their relationship after Victor's essay win. Joel stayed over one more time, but was decidedly absent from the big family dinner at the Braverman house.


What could happen?

Joel and Julia get back together or they make the divorce final. It has been established that they are right on the brink of this decision.

What should happen? 

Joel agrees to couples counseling and he and Julia work out their differences and issues so they can stay together. Julia admits to sleeping with Mr. Knight and Joel miraculously forgives her. I know this is a stretch, but, hey, it's possible.  Julia figures out what she can do that brings her work and life balance. Joel moves back in and the foundation of their relationship firmly re-established.

What will happen? 

As much as it pains me to say it, I think they will end up getting divorced. Parenthood has never shied away from painful realities and it seems that this would be another way for them to depict the realities of families. I hope I'm wrong about this one, though.

The Luncheonette

Adam and Crosby had just established themselves as a successful record label by the end of season 5. 

What could happen?

They continue to sign bands and completely makes their business boom. Amber (depending on baby situation) helps them woo other bands and officially becomes a background singer/ sound engineer.

What should/will happen? 

All of that.

New Adventures

Zeek and Camille sold their home and moved out during the season 5 finale. They are presumably moving to a new, smaller house in the city and going to go on epic adventures now that they have the extra money.

What could happen? 

There is always a risk of an older character passing away or getting sick unexpectedly. Or they could continue to thrive as they are and travel all kinds. There is also the very real risk of the smaller house not being what they expected and not actually affording them the opportunities they hoped. 

What should happen? 

Travelling and adventures for both of them. No dying characters please, Kristina with cancer was enough for the series.

What will happen? 

Probably a mixture of both.

Haddie 

We got to check in with Haddie for the first time in an entire season, who then came out as gay to her parents. They were immediately accepting of it and it was a loving moment between them.

What could happen? 

Haddie stays away and we never hear from her again.

What should happen?

Sarah Ramos should rejoin the show, bring Haddie back full-time as a transfer to Berkeley or having graduated and not being able to find a job like so many graduates these days and is forced to move back home for awhile.

What will happen?

Haddie will likely stay away forever under the guise of a new life in New York.

The Elusive Sarah Braverman

Sarah and Hank got together at the end of season 5, after he proved what a good guy he is and after their successful photography venture. It is very difficult to predict what will happen with Sarah next because she has a new man and a new job every season.

What could happen?

She and Hank stay together and continue to build their photography business. Or, they break up and Sarah becomes a welder, or something. Her role on the show could also change based on what happens with Amber. Grandma Sarah?

What should happen?

I would like to see some stability in Sarah's life so I'm going to go with building business and staying with Hank.

What will happen? 

Oh, who knows. 

And Then There's Drew

I love Drew and think that Miles Heizer has become a great actor in need of a more interesting story line next season. 

What could happen? 

He has girlfriend problems.

What should happen? 

He doesn't have girlfriend problems and instead travels abroad or gets involved in campus activism or finds his true calling in life.

What will happen? 

He has girlfriend problems.

What do you think will happen to these beloved characters? What do you want to see happen? Here's hoping we get news about a season 6 very soon!


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