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Season Finale Ratings: 'Brothers and Sisters' Strong as 'Amazing Race' Down

May 10, 2011 10:05:34

The fifth season finale of "" has posted a decent rating. The Sunday, May 8 episode drew 7.18 million viewers and a 2.0 rating in 18-49 demo, or upped 25% from last week. This marked the drama's best performance in two months.

The show might get a double-digit boost for featuring a wedding scene between Sarah and Luc. ABC, however, has not announced a renewal for the drama starring , and among others.

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'Brothers and Sisters' Could Return for New Season With Less Calista Flockhart

May 06, 2011 10:05:17

ABC is yet to pick up "" for a new season, but the studio is reportedly trying to find a way to bring the show back for a sixth season. Rumor has it, the plans include an abbreviated final season and less .

With soft ratings and expensive large cast, the veteran ABC series may get budget reduction if it will come back for a sixth season to give a proper closure. Since Flockhart's character of Kitty is not so prominent anymore, the studio is said offering the actress to do only six episodes next season.

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Sarah Walks Away From Her Wedding in 'Brothers and Sisters' Season Finale Preview

May 02, 2011 04:05:44

The last episode of "" season 5 has been teased in a preview that airs following "For Better or for Worse". In the upcoming episode, Sarah and Luc's wedding is coming but there is possibility that the nuptials is scrapped.

According to the synopsis, plans go horribly awry and the Walkers learn several surprising lessons about the real meaning of family. Sarah, portrayed by , is seen walking away from her wedding as more secrets are unraveled during her important day.

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'Brothers and Sisters' Preview of Young Nora and Brody

April 25, 2011 04:04:22

One more episode before the season finale, and perhaps, series finale, "" will throw back the time. Nora recalls the time she fell in love with Brody but lost him at some point, causing a dilemma for Sarah who is about to get married to Luc.

In "For Better or for Worse", after Sarah confronts Brody about him being her father, she decides she no longer wants him to be a part of her life or Nora's, but Nora just can't seem to let him go. Christine Garver and Chris Sheffield play the younger versions of Nora and Brody. Also in the episode, Olivia struggles with the new addition of baby Daniel to the family.

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'Brothers and Sisters' 5.17 Preview: War Is Declared

March 28, 2011 02:03:00

"" will return on Sunday, April 10 with two hour special after a few weeks hiatus. A sneak peek to one of the upcoming episodes has been released, featuring sort of a war declaration.

When Olivia's brother shows up and sets out to gain custody of her from Kevin and Scotty, the Walkers struggle amongst themselves to determine what's best for Olivia. Meanwhile, Walker women use every moves they've got to get a man they want.

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Balthazar Getty Set to Make 'Brothers and Sisters' Return

October 27, 2010 01:10:35

Actor is returning to hit family drama "" as part of the show's 100th episode celebrations. Getty's character Tommy Walker was axed from the show as a regular last year following his cheating scandal with British actress , but he has returned as a guest star a handful of times.

And now Getty, who has reconciled with his wife Rosetta Millington, is heading back for a permanent role on the show, which chronicles the ups and downs of a well-to-do California family, according to E! Online.

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Richard Chamberlain Plays in 'Brothers and Sisters'

October 13, 2010 02:10:14

is returning to TV for a multi-episode gig on hit drama "". Chamberlain will play a character linked to show regular 's homosexual character Saul. Chamberlain 'came out' as a gay man in real life seven years ago, in 2003.

The "Thorn Birds" star is also scheduled to join the cast of U.S. series "" - as a ruthless international spy, according to EW.

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Dave Annable's Real-Life Fiancee Joins 'Brothers and Sisters'

September 22, 2010 04:09:18

will get to channel his love to on TV screen. The real-life couple will share some scenes on Annable's starring vehicle "" as lovers, E! Online reported and ABC has confirmed.

This is somehow an echo to previous casting when Annable was still dating . The actress portrays Rebecca, who was initially thought as part of the Walkers clan before it was revealed that they were from different parents. They embarked on a secret relationship before coming clean and getting married.

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Balthazar Getty Quits 'Brothers and Sisters'

August 02, 2010 03:08:16

Actor has followed in 's footsteps by quitting hit show "", according to U.S. reports. Lowe bid farewell to his TV family earlier this year and now Getty has also decided to leave the series ahead of the upcoming fifth season, according to EW.com.

Sources tell the website the star's departure was a "creative decision" and the absence of his character, Tommy, will be explained in the premiere episode, which airs in the U.S. next month.

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Emily VanCamp's Role on 'Brothers and Sisters' Downsized

June 30, 2010 03:06:46

More and more actors are cut from TV series during this difficult economy time, and is no exception. The star of "" who portrays Justin's wife Rebecca will be less present when the show returns this Fall.

VanCamp is not completely shunned from the series but her number of appearance will be reduced. "They're still working out the exact number," one source who works on the show told E! Online. Some report that she will only appear in two episodes toward the beginning of the new season before her character is written out for some reason.

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'Brothers and Sisters' 4.20 Preview: If You Bake It, He Will Come

April 12, 2010 02:04:07

A clip from the April 18 episode of ABC's TV series "" has come out as a teaser. Faith and family can weather many storms for the Walker family will take everything they got to solve their problems.

Still reeling from his discovery of Nora's buried secrets about his childhood, Kevin refuses to attend his own birthday party. Meanwhile Justin, Tommy and Kevin confront Dennis York. Additional casts for the next episode include Peter Gerety, Daniel Oshionebo, David Oshionebo, Anne Betancourt and .

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First Look: 'Brothers and Sisters' Siblings in the '80s

March 20, 2010 09:03:40

ABC has released a bunch of stills from the flashback episode of "" which will air on Sunday, April 11. The Walker siblings are portrayed by younger actors in this special episode which takes place in 1986 when William Walker was alive and well.

Called "Time After Time", the episode will be two-hour long and divided into two parts. Executive Producer David Marshall Grant told EW that the episode will go back to three different time periods and expose a "shocking and transformative" secret about the Walker family.

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'Brothers and Sisters' 4.17 Preview: Freeluc.com

March 01, 2010 04:03:10

Picking up where this week's episode left off, "" March 14 episode will still focus on the Sarah-Luc complication. Luc has 4 weeks until his visa expires and at the end of last episode, Sarah has agreed to marry him. Problem is now not only between the couple but also includes Kitty.

Kitty's newfound fame creates havoc for Luc and Sarah, as Luc faces possible deportation. Turns out, Luc is a former pornstar whom Kevin finds out about online. "Luc and Sarah are getting back together but they are going to go through a lot of hurdles," explained. "He's going to bring a lot of complications in the Walker family because of his background. It's at times funny, at times exciting and at times, very sad."

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Joe Jonas Replaced by Cody Longo on 'Brothers and Sisters'

February 06, 2010 10:02:14

is no longer attached to "". The member who is slated to make his first guest TV appearance in the drama backed out due to scheduling conflict. He was initially tapped to play the younger version of 's character, Tommy Walker.

However, the series has found a replacement for him in Cody Longo. Known as Nicky Russo on ABC Family's "", Longo is now the 16-year-old Tommy in a two-hour flashback episode. Executive Producer David Marshall Grant told EW that the episode will go back to three different time periods and expose a "shocking and transformative" secret about the Walker family.

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Joe Jonas Could Be Young Tommy on 'Brothers and Sisters'

February 03, 2010 09:02:46

scores himself a TV guest appearance. The middle of who has expressed his desire to pursue acting career will be guest starring on "" as the young version of Tommy Walker. The character's older version is played by whom the producers thought bears a resemblance to Joe.

ABC has not confirmed the role yet but an insider told E! Online that younger Tommy is sought for two episodes that will trace back the Walkers' history. This means other young actors are coming on board the show. The names, according to sources are, as Kitty, Anna Wood as Sarah, and Kasey Campbell as Kevin.

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Calista Flockhart Not Leaving 'Brothers and Sisters'

February 02, 2010 01:02:40

TV bosses have dismissed rumors is set to follow in 's footsteps by quitting hit show "". The actor recently announced he will bid farewell to his TV family at the end of season four, which is set to air in the U.S. in February.

And after the news broke, rumors began circulating that Flockhart would be the next big name to walk away from the program. But ABC's Head Showrunner, David Marshall Grant, is adamant the actress will not be giving up her place in the series.

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Rob Lowe Exits 'Brothers and Sisters', in Talks for New Project

January 22, 2010 12:01:40

The rumor that is quitting "" has been confirmed by ABC president Steve McPherson. He released a statement to several websites such as Deadline Hollywood which was first to report the news, saying "We would like to keep Rob at ABC; we feel he should be anchoring his own franchise. We are in talks now."

McPherson won't speak further about the reason of Lowe's exit as well as the new project. But rumor has it, Lowe feels that he has been "underutilized" in the drama's storyline since the show changes four show runners to the least. For one, Lowe's Robert McAllister was brought in to the show when the series suffered from a rating drop. His addition brought up the number and he was kept as a regular since.

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'Brothers and Sisters' 4.14 Preview: Luc's Back

January 18, 2010 04:01:30

Next week on "", just when things start to get well between Sarah Walker and Roy Covell, an old flame comes back running to her. returns in his Luc Benson character, texting Sarah to tell her that he still loves her.

Sarah and Luc, whom she met while vacationing in France, realized their differences during The Wine Festival and decided to part ways. Sarah then met a divorced father in her daughter's school and began dating him. In the upcoming episode, Sarah reaches a point of frustration with Roy but is quickly rewarded for speaking up.

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'Brothers and Sisters' 4.13 Preview: Run Baby Run

January 11, 2010 03:01:55

"" next week will be full with Sarah's smile. For the first time since her divorce, Sarah has a new romantic interest who understands her all too well. Sarah Walker previously had a short-lived romantic relationship with French guy Luc who was portrayed by guest star .

Also in the episode called "Run Baby Run", Kevin and Scotty await the outcome of their first try at surrogacy. Meanwhile, Kitty and Robert are once again at an impasse over politics when Kitty's friend, Buffy (guest starring ), steps in where she doesn't belong.

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'Brothers and Sisters' 4.12 Preview: Simon's Back

January 04, 2010 03:01:25

An old face is back into Nora's life and he takes a different approach. In the next "", Dr. Simon Craig who swooned Nora with his charm and left with her money just before Justin and Rebecca's wedding, is knocking on her door one morning. However, Sarah finds something peculiar about him.

Meanwhile, Sarah's interest is piqued by a divorced dad at Paige's school and Justin finds the key to his learning challenges. Called "The Science Fair", the second episode of 2010 will air on January 10 with reprising his role as Simon.

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