Among the tabs for CNN, NBC, the deplorably slow Google election results, and the FOX News you had open just for kicks, you may not have had time for social networking on election night. Who are you kidding – you probably popped open Tumblr for the continuing influx of memes or Twitter for Donald Trump’s call for a march on Washington. But the most interesting soiial network every time there’s a major news event is Facebook, because it’s people that you – hopefully – personally know talking about things about which they know little to nothing about. If your friends are anything like ours, they provided for plenty of unintentional comedy with their cute status updates that spammed the newsfeed.

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If you’ve been watching NBC’s new drama “Parenthood,” you probably already know that the show is set in Berkeley, and if you didn’t … you know now. What you might not have been aware of is that it’s gonna be back for a second season. Peter Krause fans, rejoice–he’s here to stay awhile.

Even if you’re not a fan of the show, bear in mind: the filming crew has to get footage of those quintessential Berkeley sights (the Campanile, Shattuck and Telegraph avenues, etc.) sometime, so maybe you’ll be in the frame when they do.

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“Parenthood”: NBC Orders Second Season of Berkeley-Set Drama [Mercury News]

Ron Howard’s “Parenthood,” the highly anticipated television adaptation of a 1989 Steve Martin film bearing the same name, aired last week to a slew of mixed reviews. The Clog tuned in for two reasons: first, we miss swapping our blood with formaldehyde every week during “Six Feet Under” and will take any Peter Krause we can get, and second, the series is set in our very own Berkeley.

We live in a city typically presented to television audiences in the form of a overwrought free speech diatribe spouting from a wizened, toothless old man who could easily double as hobo or distinguished professor of Anthropology. Would NBC choose to capitalize on this stereotype, or perhaps Berkeley’s newer image as the charmingly unapologetic read more »