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'Parenthood' cancellation rumors build worry: Will show return for season 6?

Has 'Parenthood' been canceled?
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Fans are anxious for news regarding whether “Parenthood” is canceled or renewed for season 6. While NBC has yet to make an official determination on this one, viewers are digging for signs and answers. Thursday the Epoch Times shared the details available so far.

The ratings during season 5 of “Parenthood” haven't necessarily been as strong as some other shows or the show's own past seasons, but it is still a relatively strong performer for NBC. Zap2It currently lists the show as being “on the bubble,” and there has been a lot of theorizing that a 13-episode order may be the best way for the network to go.

TVLine's continually updated "Renewal Scorecard" right now has the show listed as “a safe bet.” NBC still has many shows hanging in the balance, with only a handful officially renewed at this point. Worries of a “Parenthood” cancellation are nothing new to fans of the show, as the series has often been left hanging in the balance once spring hits.

NBC shows including “The Blacklist,” “Chicago PD,” “Grimm,” “ Parks & Recreation” and “Chicago Fire” have all already gotten the good news that they will be back in the fall. “Parenthood” isn't the only NBC show left on the bubble right now though, and it may be a few weeks at least before more solid news has been released by the network.

Though the ratings of the show may not be able to compete with some of the other heavy hitters on the air these days, "Parenthood" has a dedicated fan base that has stuck with it since the beginning. Clearly the ratings show that there has been some drop-off, but the show does typically still remain a fan favorite and praised in many circles.

Should fans worry about a “Parenthood” cancellation? Or will the show come back for at least one more season, even if it is slightly shorter than usual?