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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  1. Nath says

    Brothers and Sisters is a brillant TV series , It’s really well written , with plausible characteres, the dinner scenes are epic (remind me of my own familly) more series please after the fifth .

  2. Dayangku Sharinoor says

    Hi!!! I am from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. And I do not have the privillages to watch such great episodes directly from the channel itself. I have to buy a whole dvd, but its worth every penny. And I always glad that i did. I LOVE it A LOT!!! I just wish I could watch the latest Season 5. Please, please i BEG do not end this Drama. It is just way awesome.

  3. Elsa says

    I hope the 5th season will be aired in Argentina through the usual channel Universal!!!!
    it is a very entertaining series, excellent actors and most refreshing
    compeared to most series now showing with lots of violence! BROTHERS AND SISTERS IS SO NICE TO WATCH. I NEVER MISSED ONE CHAPTER!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Paula says

    I too would like to know when series five is being shown in the U.K. as I can’t seem to find it or the ABC channel. I used to watch in on E4 ….any answers please as I don’t want to miss it it is one of my favourite shows

  5. Lucy says

    Anyone know when series 5 might be coming to the UK. The third and fourther series weren’t very well advertised and I had to rely on the web to find out when they were coming (and missed the first couple of episodesas a result!). The channel that usually shows B&S in the UK has removed all it’s B&S content from its website which makes me think that perhaps they haven’t bought the rights to series 5.

  6. Nicolle says

    I like the show also very much! Im living in Holland and we just have season 4… I wachted all the dvds after one other! Sadly I can’t watch season 5..I have to wait till it’s avalable in Holland (I think over 1 jear…)
    So sad!

  7. paul says

    this show is probably the best show in ten years to hit the tv screen. I have never laughed so hard, at least not since threes company, or cried, over almost any tv series ever? Please keep this show on for at least what it deserves. Nothing less than a ten year run! I think the third season was the best so far, however the ending of season 4 has never had me on the edge of my seat crying than Rob Lowes last appearance! Gonna miss him!

  8. Alba says

    I love brothers and sisters it is the best show ever, I have watched all of season 4 in a week. its hard to watch just one episode i have to watch as many as i can in one sitting. I am gutted that Rob Lowe may not be in the 5th season. It is by far the best show around.

  9. Eva says

    I absolutely love this show! The story and characters are great and very authentic. The cast is absolutely wonderful! I believe Brothers and Sisters is the best TV show of all times! They can’t stop giving us more of the Walkers….

  10. Jaanice Penning says

    I am very pleased that you have decided to continue in to season 5 for the Brothers and Sisters drama about the walker family.

  11. Dorothy Gee says

    I really enjoy watching Brothers & Sisters very much.

    It gives you a close family feeling and how everyone eventually
    pulls together for the end result: FOR FAMILY.

    Since my sister lives 3,000 miles away it makes up a little for
    the distance we both feel by watching brothers & sisters with
    Sally Fields. Sally Fields makes everything possible on that show and brings unity to the family. She is my favorite all time

  12. Linda Z. says

    I just finished watching the season premier of Brothers and Sisters. My sister and I were totally confused. It’s like we must have missed a few shows from last year, but we didn’t. I take it that Holly has amnesia from a car accident last year (in which I guess Robert was severely injured)? Maybe it’ll all come back to me. My sister and I both LOVE the show.

    • Monica D. says

      Don’t give up Linda! Keep watching the stories get really good…you won’t be able to watch just one episode at a time.

    • Monica D. says

      We watch the series on Netflix…looking forward to another season. The accident at the end of season 4 let us hanging! Hope to see some happy endings in all the story lines.

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