When “Parenthood” comes back to NBC next fall, it may not see Jason Ritter as Sarah’s love interest any more. It’s a good thing that Sarah chose Hank, played by Ray Romano, over Ritter’s character, Mark.
Ritter has been cast as the lead in the Fox pilot, “Friends and Family.” The comedy is based on the British series, “Gavin and Stacy.” The pilot tells the story of a long distance relationship that always has friends and family disrupting the short time the two may be together.
Ritter’s character, Gavin, is a young man who is a great guy. He’s about to experience his first date with a girl he works with and has built his relationship with over Skype and Facebook.
The 32-year-old actor has appeared in various episodes of NBC’s “Parenthood” since the first season. Sarah was engaged to Ritter’s character, until she met Hank (Romano). Hank and Sarah had a love-hate relationship that turned into deeper feelings after working with each other for a while. Sarah had to choose between Ritter and Romano’s characters.
While she chose to remain with Hank, there was always hope for the soft-spoken, nice guy character played by Ritter. “Parenthood” fans anxiously awaited Sarah’s decision, many hoping Mark would end up with Sarah.