April 26, 2013
NBC announced today that it has renewed Parenthood for a fifth season in 2013-2014. The order is for a full 22 episodes, which the drama has not seen since season 2. Last season, the show only ran for 15 episodes, and before that it was 17. Over the years, the critically-acclaimed series has drawn steady ratings for the network, while establishing a fiercely-loyal base of devoted fans.
Along with Parenthood, the network also renewed four other dramas today for next season including Law & Order: SVU, Revolution, Grimm, and Chicago Fire.
UPDATE: Season 5 of Parenthood will premiere on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 10:00pm.
(Source: TV by the Numbers)