‘Parenthood’ season 4 spoilers: Ray Romano in!

Ray Roman’s signing up!

Ever since wrapping up his time on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” Ray Romano has done plenty of work to show that he has other talents that he never had en opportunity to show on the hit CBS comedy — in particular when it comes to drama.

Now that “Men of a Certain Age” is over (but not forgotten), Romano has signed on for an extended arc on “Parenthood’s” upcoming fourth season, where he will be playing a photographer who gets close to Lauren Graham’s character of Sarah — and in the process, she manages to mess with what she has going with Jason Ritter’s Mark. Romano will first appear in the drama’s season premiere on September 11, though after that his specific episode count is a little bit unclear.

Despite never being the highest-rated show on their schedule, “Parenthood” has developed a bit of a niche following since it first set up shop a few years ago — and with the network as a whole struggling, it actually has become one of their higher-rated series in terms of viewers in the 18-49 demographic.

Will this be the show that finally gets Romano his due as a serious actor? Some people saw his talent with the short-lived TNT series, but it failed to ever reach a mainstream audience.

What do you think about this casting? Stay tuned, as we’ll have more on “Parenthood” and other NBC shows leading up to the start of the new season.

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