Update May 10th: Agreement Reached
Per deadline: No word from NBC yet but I hear that the cast of Parenthood have reached an agreement with NBC, paving the way to a 13-episode sixth and final season. With everyone willing to bring the beloved show to a proper conclusion, I hear there was a compromise on all sides. The actors had been asked to go down from 13 to 9 episodes. I hear the final count is somewhere in the middle.
Update May 10th: Talks still ongoing
Parenthood: Hearing talks btwn actors' reps, NBC are ongoing today despite talk of yesterday being a deadline. Bravermans circle wagons!— Cynthia Littleton (@Variety_Cynthia) May 10, 2014