So, maybe he just got engaged to actress Kristen Bell of Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Veronica Mars fame in February, but that hasn’t stopped Dax Shephard from tackling Parenthood… on TV of course. The show that started on NBC on Tuesday is a remake of a remake that all started when Executive Producer Ron Howard was barfed on on an airplane by his toddler daughter back in 1985. “Bryce [Dallas Howard, next to be seen in the Twighlight Saga: Eclipse] was sitting next to me on a plane to Buenos Aires,” the proud Papa and former Happy Days star shared. “I thought she might want to try sushi and she projectile vomitted on me. It was hour ONE of a 17 hour flight. I thought, ‘When and how did THIS happen to me.'”
And so a movie was born in 1989, followed by a TV show in 1990 and finally to Tuesday’s premier episode.
The current installment was put on hiatus last fall after Maura Tierney was diagnosed with breast cancer. When her treatment and the show’s schedule conflicted, Lauren Graham replaced her. “It’s so smart and the style of it is quite different, too,” the former Gilmore Girls star told Breezy Mama. “I wouldn’t be good on something where I couldn’t have a sense of humor.”
Like Graham, Dax’s character will play a single parent. Breezy Mama got the scoop from him on his feelings of working with such a large cast, how Parenthood is making him a homebody and more.
So are you ready to play a single dad?