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NBC’s ‘Parenthood,’ ‘About a Boy’ Crossover to Be One-and-Done Each … This Season at Least

Dax Shepard and David Walton will bridge the gap between the shared Jason Katims universes

This week, David Walton’s upcoming “About a Boy” character, Will, joined NBC’s “Parenthood” world in-character to bridge the gap between the shared San Francisco universes of the two Jason Katims executive-produced shows.

In turn, Crosby Braverman (Dax Shepard) will be making an appearance on an upcoming NBC “About a Boy” episode, Katims said at Sunday’s Television Critics Association winter press tour.

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Katims told TheWrap that the crossover will be limited to one episode each this season, though that could perhaps increase in subsequent seasons, should they exist for either show.

“That’s one-and-one, right now,” Katims told TheWrap. “We’ll see how that goes and then go from there.”

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“It turns out Will also has his own poker game so Dax Shepard will be making an appearance as Crosby Braverman on ‘About A Boy,'” Katims explained to reporters as part of the plot explanation. Also, both characters work in the music business, making it more than just a geographical natural fit.

“About a Boy” is an adaptation of Nick Hornsby’s 1998 novel of the same name. In 2002, it was adapted into a Hugh Grant movie.

The NBC sitcom premieres on Feb. 21 during the Olympics. It will follow “The Voice” in its regular timeslot.