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Brothers & Sisters: ABC Series Renewed for Season Five

Brothers & SistersThe alphabet network has renewed Sunday night drama Brothers & Sisters for a fifth season. As you may have heard, there are big changes in store for the TV show.

Brothers & Sisters revolves around the Walker family as they deal with their own personal dilemmas and run the family business, Ojai Foods. The ABC cast includes Calista Flockhart, Sally Field, Dave Annable, Emily VanCamp, Kerris Lilla Dorsey, Luke Grimes, Luke Macfarlane, Matthew Rhys, Maxwell Perry Cotton, Patricia Wettig, Rachel Griffiths, Rob Lowe, Ron Rifkin, and Balthazar Getty.

While the ratings this season are down from last year, the decrease isn’t dramatic (unlike most everything on the show). Last season, Brothers & Sisters averaged a 3.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 9.87 million viewers. So far, the ABC drama’s averaged a 3.0 in the demo and 9.23 million viewers.

The show’s now been renewed for a fifth season. No word on how many installments ABC will order but a full season of 22-24 episodes is expected.

However many episodes there are, they will likely be full of changes. Lowe is leaving the series later this season and Flockhart is supposedly going to be cutting back the number of episodes she’ll do. In addition, Gilles Marini, who plays the boyfriend of Sarah Walker (Griffiths), may become a series regular next season.

What do you think? Are you glad that Brothers & Sisters has been renewed? Do you think the cast changes will result in the show being cancelled or revitalized?

 

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Sylvia Casselbury September 26, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Love the show. Please don’t cancel this family drama. Love it on Sundays as well.

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stephanie September 25, 2010 at 6:41 am

I love B&S I just saw the finale on DVD, I am sad that LOwe might be dead, I think if he doesnt come next season and if calista lowers her appearances, the ratings will go down (not from me), that couple was really great.

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Cammy September 24, 2010 at 10:47 pm

As I am from the UK, i am not sure if i got to see the series later than the American Audience. I am glad that there is a 5th Season, but i am sad that Rob Lowe has left. I have actually got the box set of all the first 4 seasons and it taken me 2 weeks to watch all seasons back to back.

I love this programme, i can just loose myself in it, i don’t want it to end. Come on Viewers Pls watch it so (abc) will make more.

Take care all

Cammy

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frank lentine September 24, 2010 at 7:42 pm

i absolutely love brothers and sister it is always a dramatic and also funny hour of television. the cast is amazing especially sally field who always is a joy to watch. I am very excited and interested to see what is in store this season. i do hope it stays on for years to come.

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Lorna September 24, 2010 at 6:05 am

I love Brothers and Sisters. I am one of 5 sisters and laugh so much at the program as its is so real to life. Cant tell one sister one thing without the other knowing before you hang up the phone!
I will really miss this series, good family entertainment. Lets hope series isnt cancelled

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Angie September 24, 2010 at 5:09 am

My husband and I watch this show together every week. It is the only show we actually agree on and enjoy watching together. They actually have real family issues and it is just a great show!!! Please do not cancel it!!!!!!

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monique September 21, 2010 at 3:31 am

i love brothers and sisters i watch it late at nite with my mom if robert dies in season 5 i will be very SAD!!!!!!!!!!

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Merle Friedman September 20, 2010 at 3:16 pm

I love Brothers and Sisters….It is in many ways a real life family and I look forward to watching it every Sunday……Can’t wait for the new season to start. I would really miss it if the show was cut….

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John M September 17, 2010 at 4:59 am

I am delighted that B&S is continuing… it is arguably the finest ensemble drama on television, with a magnificent cast, fine writers, direction, production values… and it is a show that has two things usually considered like oil and water (in other words, rarely found together): heart and wit. It fully deserves the accolades it continues to receive. Kudos to the stellar cast, and all who work on bringing this intelligent, compassionate, complex series to us.

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diane September 11, 2010 at 3:38 pm

when do the next series start

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Elizabeth September 9, 2010 at 3:16 pm

My only hope is that they film super fast, it’s a huge hit with anyone I know in Ireland and my whole week is laid out in anticipation of each episode, best series I’ve ever watched, I’m a greys anatomy , private practice and desperate housewives fan and this beats them all hands down, would give them all up for more Brothers and Sisters!! The script is ingenious, witty, facetious, and is the first series my husband actually watches with interest!! Can’t wait for series 5′!!!!!!!!!!

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G Christmas September 7, 2010 at 2:04 pm

I love Brothers and Sisters. I will be very sad if this is the final series. It has a wonderful feel good factor and I love to sit and watch it late at night when all is quiet.

It is one of the best family dramas on the TV. Please keep it going.

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G Christmas September 7, 2010 at 2:03 pm

I love Brothers and Sisters.

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julie September 3, 2010 at 10:32 am

Can`t wait for the return of brothers and sisters,fantastic television!!!!!

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Sarah J. September 2, 2010 at 7:35 pm

I absolutely LOVE “Brothers & Sisters”! I think it is one of the best shows on television. I’m excited for its return, and will be waiting to see what happens with this upcoming season. LoveLoveLOVE this show!!!!!

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