08/14/2013 06:26 pm ET

'Parenthood' Season 5: Photos Of Mae Whitman, Matt Lauria, Ray Romano And More


Get excited, "Parenthood" fans: The first photos from Season 5 have emerged.

Looking at the six photos NBC has released, it looks like Hank (Ray Romano) has found a new friend in Max (Max Burkholder); Amber (Mae Whitman) and Ryan (Matt Lauria) are completely in love; and Adam (Peter Krause) looks happier than ever ... hopefully, because Kristina (Monica Potter) is finally cancer-free.

Click through the slideshow below to see the newest "Parenthood" photos.


Although Season 5 of "Parenthood" probably won't be as much of a tearjerker as Season 4, the Braverman clan won't be without trouble. Guest stars Sonya Walger and David Denman are entering the mix in a way that may pose a threat to Julia and Joel's marriage, and although Hank's back presumably to win Sarah (Lauren Graham) over, Josh Stamberg is stepping in to play Carl, a "fun new addition" to Sarah's building. Plus, the additions of All-American Rejects frontman Tyson Ritter and/or "Jane By Design" alum Matthew Atkinson may cause problems for Amber and Ryan.

Parenthood" returns for Season 5 on Thursday, September 26 at 10 p.m. ET.