When Parenthood returns on Thursday at 9 p.m. (NBC/Ch. 5), the narrative jumps forward several months.
It's a big enough jump so that Jasmine (Joy Bryant) goes into labor and gives birth. And, for the first time, Crosby (Dax Shepard) finds himself caring for an infant. And things don't go well.
Which, Shepard insists, requires some acting on his part.
"It's the opposite of what you might imagine because now I love babies," he said.
Shepard and his fiancee, Kristen Bell, became first-time parents in March when their daughter, Lincoln Bell, was born.
Dax and Jasmine's baby is very difficult. Dax is struggling. And he's worried that he's not bonding with her.<