matt lauria parenthood 'Parenthood' Season 5: Matt Lauria to return as RyanWhen we last left Ryan and Amber on “Parenthood,” he had patched things up with Joel at the construction job and they were happily discussing a future together. Now viewers will be able to see said future.

TV Line is reporting that Matt Lauria is returning to NBC’s critically-lauded drama, booked for roughly half of the 22-episode season. The exact number of episodes he’ll appear in is not known at this time.

But it’s still good news for the second Braverman woman’s love life. It was previously announced that Ray Romano will return for roughly half the 22 episodes in Season 5 as Lauren Graham‘s on-screen love interest Hank.

“Parenthood” premieres Thursday, Sept. 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.