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March 14, 2014 | By Emily Dwass
Television producer and writer Jason Katims is known for tackling emotional stories. Even his new NBC comedy, "About a Boy," deals with bullying and depression. But family challenges are most apparent in his dramas, especially "Parenthood," finishing its fifth season on NBC, for which Katims sometimes draws on his own experiences. On "Parenthood," the character Max Braverman (played by Max Burkholder) is a child struggling with the autism spectrum disorder Asperger's syndrome. As the father of a son with this developmental disorder, what has it been like to tell that story?
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HEALTH
March 14, 2014 | By Emily Dwass
Television producer and writer Jason Katims is known for tackling emotional stories. Even his new NBC comedy, "About a Boy," deals with bullying and depression. But family challenges are most apparent in his dramas, especially "Parenthood," finishing its fifth season on NBC, for which Katims sometimes draws on his own experiences. On "Parenthood," the character Max Braverman (played by Max Burkholder) is a child struggling with the autism spectrum disorder Asperger's syndrome. As the father of a son with this developmental disorder, what has it been like to tell that story?
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2010 | By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times
Sometimes a touchdown comes when the clock is winding down. After its fourth — and possibly final season — "Friday Night Lights" finally scored big on Emmy day. The series set against high school football scored four nominations Thursday, including major ones for Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler, who star as Dillon, Texas' all-star couple, for lead actress and lead actor in a drama. "This is not something we had been thinking about this year," Britton said. "I think it's more flattering because we were so used to not being nominated [in the major categories]
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Connie Britton made an appearance at the White House Correspondents' Dinner over the weekend, and though she's currently starring in ABC's drama "Nashville," the topic of vital importance was her previous network show, "Friday Night Lights. " The question: Will there ever be a "Friday Night Lights" movie? Speaking to E! News, Britton said , "I would love it to happen. I'm a big supporter of it happening. I don't know if we will see it or not. " "Friday Night Lights" was a 2004 movie before it was a TV series on NBC, but the refashioning of the story for the small screen, focusing on the relationship between Coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2010 | By Denise Martin
Over the last two decades, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer have been pitched countless TV versions of their 1989 film "Parenthood," the sometimes comedic and often daunting look at parenting. A half-hour comedy about the movie's dysfunctional Buckman clan got off the ground in 1990 but lasted only 12 episodes. TV's second shot at "Parenthood," which premieres March 1 at 9 p.m. on NBC, comes from writer-producer Jason Katims, who sought to hew closely to the original's designs: A sprawling ensemble drama made up of keenly observed moments of modern familial strife.
NEWS
November 29, 2012 | By Amy Dawes
After the indelible impression Connie Britton made as Tami Taylor, the über-capable and compassionate high school counselor and wife to a football coach on "Friday Night Lights," Britton ventured into the outlandish fun house of FX's "American Horror Story" - and received Emmy nominations for her work on both shows. This season, she's the pivot around which ABC's hit new drama "Nashville" revolves, playing Rayna James, a mid-career country music star battling to remake her place in a changing industry.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Connie Britton made an appearance at the White House Correspondents' Dinner over the weekend, and though she's currently starring in ABC's drama "Nashville," the topic of vital importance was her previous network show, "Friday Night Lights. " The question: Will there ever be a "Friday Night Lights" movie? Speaking to E! News, Britton said , "I would love it to happen. I'm a big supporter of it happening. I don't know if we will see it or not. " "Friday Night Lights" was a 2004 movie before it was a TV series on NBC, but the refashioning of the story for the small screen, focusing on the relationship between Coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal
NBC's "Parenthood" is curled up in emotion -- glassy eyes and screaming outbursts are a common occurrence (for the characters, and viewers at home). That's especially true this season: Kristina was diagnosed with breast cancer, Max is adjusting to high school life, Amber is in love, Sarah moved in with Mark, Crosby is praying, etc., etc. Show Tracker spoke to Jason Katims, the show's creator/executive producer/show runner, to discuss the most recent episode -- which included Sarah (Lauren Graham)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
On Thursday NBC announced it was giving series orders to five pilots, including new shows from industry heavyweights J.J. Abrams, Jason Katims and James Burrows.  In “The Family Guide,” J.K. Simmons stars as a blind dad going through a divorce from his eccentric wife, Parker Posey. A la “The Wonder Years,” Jason Bateman provides voice-over as the grown version of their son, and he's also attached as an executive producer. In “Sean Saves the World,” Sean Hayes will play a perfectionist and divorced gay father whose 14-year-old daughter moves in with him full time, throwing his life into upheaval.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 26, 2007 | Lynn Smith, Times Staff Writer
"Friday Night Lights" launched its second season this month with a shocker: Smart, funny, geeky teenager Landry Clarke killed a man threatening to attack Tyra Collette, Landry's crush. Then, rather than face up to the crime, the pair dumped the body. There was just one problem. The show's relatively small, extremely intense fan base didn't buy it. "I hated, hated, hated the murder scene," wrote a poster named Tom on the website of Alan Sepinwall, the critic for the Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal
NBC's "Parenthood" is curled up in emotion -- glassy eyes and screaming outbursts are a common occurrence (for the characters, and viewers at home). That's especially true this season: Kristina was diagnosed with breast cancer, Max is adjusting to high school life, Amber is in love, Sarah moved in with Mark, Crosby is praying, etc., etc. Show Tracker spoke to Jason Katims, the show's creator/executive producer/show runner, to discuss the most recent episode -- which included Sarah (Lauren Graham)
NEWS
November 29, 2012 | By Amy Dawes
After the indelible impression Connie Britton made as Tami Taylor, the über-capable and compassionate high school counselor and wife to a football coach on "Friday Night Lights," Britton ventured into the outlandish fun house of FX's "American Horror Story" - and received Emmy nominations for her work on both shows. This season, she's the pivot around which ABC's hit new drama "Nashville" revolves, playing Rayna James, a mid-career country music star battling to remake her place in a changing industry.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2010 | By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times
Sometimes a touchdown comes when the clock is winding down. After its fourth — and possibly final season — "Friday Night Lights" finally scored big on Emmy day. The series set against high school football scored four nominations Thursday, including major ones for Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler, who star as Dillon, Texas' all-star couple, for lead actress and lead actor in a drama. "This is not something we had been thinking about this year," Britton said. "I think it's more flattering because we were so used to not being nominated [in the major categories]
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2010 | By Denise Martin
Over the last two decades, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer have been pitched countless TV versions of their 1989 film "Parenthood," the sometimes comedic and often daunting look at parenting. A half-hour comedy about the movie's dysfunctional Buckman clan got off the ground in 1990 but lasted only 12 episodes. TV's second shot at "Parenthood," which premieres March 1 at 9 p.m. on NBC, comes from writer-producer Jason Katims, who sought to hew closely to the original's designs: A sprawling ensemble drama made up of keenly observed moments of modern familial strife.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 1999 | JANA J. MONJI
Falling Safe's presentation of "Basking in Hell" hopes to bask in the glory of currently hot writers Aaron Sorkin and Jason Katims, but this two-play bill at the Stella Adler Theatre isn't especially glorious. Sorkin, author of "A Few Good Men" and the creator and executive producer of the television series "Sports Night" and "The West Wing," is represented by "Hidden in This Picture."
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