Balthazar Getty Not Leaving 'Brothers and Sisters' Permanently

Balthazar Getty Not Leaving 'Brothers and Sisters' Permanently

Rumors that have been circling on Balthazar Getty departing from 'Brothers & Sisters' has been squashed, but his status in the show is changed.

Balthazar Getty may have earned the surname of Walker in the ABC drama "Brothers & Sisters" but it doesn't make him a regular cast. Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello reports that the actor's plea to be made the series' full-time actor in the fourth season has been rejected by the producers of the show.

Contrary to the rumors swirling around Getty's departure, Ausiello continued that Tommy will most likely still show his face in the series as a recurring guest star. Getty reportedly is still in talks to have a reduced number of appearances and not permanently removed. Additionally, a spokesperson for Getty has also denied that the actor is leaving the show.

No accurate reason for the status reduction has been thrown to the table but Ausiello quotes "multiple sources" as saying that it has to do with budgetary and storyline considerations. Getty's character, Tommy, has been long considered as the most detachable one in the show. Should the producers need to introduce new characters, they could cut the slack by removing Tommy.

"Brothers & Sisters" will be back on screen on January 4 with the episode "A Father Dreams".




    Jan 03, 2009

    Thank god I have stopped watching the show because of that lowlife, now with a bit of luck I can hope that he will depart with a bang never to be seen again.A friend of his made a comment on a site making his wife out to be the liar by his remark. very low

    Dec 30, 2008

    I stopped watching Brothers & Sisters because I could not stand looking at him..nor was I willing to support his low life behavior. I am glad that his role will be reduced or possibly taken out..I can't wait to start watching the show again.

    Dec 30, 2008

    I don't watch the show, but I read from another source, that he is difficult to work with. I'm SO glad that Hollywood execs are not tolerating these primadonna actors! I have seen SO many actors on the set who think they are SO untouchable because of who they are. And they ARE replaceable! They need to get OVER themselves and be THANKFUL that they are even ON a show! Shows don't last or even MAKE it on air!

    Dec 30, 2008

    One less skank in the family. I will start watching this show again when he is completely written out.

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