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'Parenthood' boss Jason Katims on Joel/Julia, new comedy 'About a Boy'
'Parenthood' boss Jason Katims on Joel/Julia, new comedy 'About a Boy'

Some might argue that Jason Katims is the cardiac specialist of television shows. In recent years, the writer-producer’s heart-tugging power was perhaps most palpable in cult favorite football/family drama“Friday Night Lights” — compelling its fans to live life according to its maxim, “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.” Then came the almost weekly cry-fests brought on by the emotional turmoil in family drama “Parenthood,” currently in its fifth season and prompting such hashtags as #tears and  #sobbing. Next month, he’s presenting his next heart-y project, only this time it’s a comedy: “About a Boy,”...

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