Matt Lauria Signs On For ‘Parenthood’ Season 5

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Parenthood‘s Amber and Ryan shippers can breathe a sigh of relief.

According to TV Line, Matt Lauria, who played Amber’s (Mae Whitman) Iraq war veteran beau in season four, has inked a deal to return for season five. Although his exact episode count has not yet been revealed, TV Line notes that Lauria could be in as many as half of the season’s 22 episodes. Excellent news– especially since the season four finale ended with hints that an engagement could be in the duo’s future.

Lauria isn’t the only high profile season four guest star making a return trip to hang out with the Bravermans. As previously reported, Ray Romano will be reprising his role as the socially inept photographer Hank, who stole Sarah’s (Lauren Graham) heart.

Are you glad Lauria was able to work out a deal to return for season five?

Parenthood season five premieres Thursday, September 26th at 10/9c on NBC.