Brothers & Sisters Ending?

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Brothers & Sisters Ending?
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Sat, 06-05-2010 - 3:29pm
Brothers & Sisters Downsizes As End Looms

By WILLIAM KECK
TV GUIDE


The cast of Brothers & Sisters returns to work in mid-July, with a few jarring changes besides the absence of Rob Lowe, whose character was killed off in the season finale's tragic multi-car pile-up that also left Patricia Wettig's character, Holly, hanging on by a limb. (Calls to Patricia's reps inquiring about her fate have not been returned.) But the biggest question involves ABC's downsized order of 18 episodes — shorter than a series' typical 22-episode order. Are the Walkers about to have their final group hug? Series star Rachel Griffiths, who plays eldest daughter Sarah, isn't exactly sure herself, telling me, "In my negotiation, I asked, 'does 18 mean it's the last season?' I would love to know. I feel like this is the last season, but I don't know for sure."


The show's cinematographer, Cynthia Pusheck, seems more certain that the eighteenth hour will indeed be the final chapter. "I think it's been a nice run, and it will be good for us to know we can wrap up everyone's stories," she says, adding that the look of the show will also change — much to her disappointment. Ironically, Pushek was on hand at the event to accept The Kodak Vision Award for her work on the show, which will stop utilizing film when production resumes. "We're going to be switching to Digital as a cost-cutting measure. We hope to have the same show, but there will be some changes visually."


With the storyline jumping ahead into the future (as Desperate Housewives did two seasons ago), Rachel, who has signed on for 17 of the 18, says we should expect to see less Walker family meetings, requiring the whole cast's attendance. "There was a lot of pressure on the writers to use all the actors all the time, which used to piss us off," says Rachel. "Did they really need for me to be in one scene not speaking when I could have been in Australia or New York? A lot of times there were actors just hanging around twiddling their thumbs. So, I think what they have planned is going to work out pretty well."





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Sun, 06-06-2010 - 11:22pm
NO way can it end,
I love this show ..
Will be interesting to see how they use less characters :(
Although that makes me quite sad to hear ::sigh::


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Mon, 06-07-2010 - 1:56pm
It seems odd that they might end the show after only 5 or 6 seasons. I wonder if they can really wrap up all the loose ends in just 18 episodes. And if this coming season is going to jump several years into the future does that mean that all the kids will be recast?

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Tue, 06-08-2010 - 10:07am
I've been looking around at my usual sources and so far I haven't found any news. When I do, I'll post it here.





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Tue, 06-08-2010 - 4:36pm
This is really my fav show for Sunday - I can't believe it

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Wed, 06-30-2010 - 10:05am

Latest news from Eonline:



Looks like the Walker family is shrinking again on Brothers & Sisters.


First Balthazar Getty and his lovely onscreen wife Sarah Jane Morris went away, then Rob Lowe (whose character died in the season finale), and now I'm hearing...


GMMR's report is true that Emily VanCamp's role is being downsized in the upcoming season, meaning she won't appear in every episode. "They're still working out the exact number," says one source who works on the show. I'm told she'll be a recurring character.


As we've been reporting for a while now, "Bros and Hos" (as Dave Annable likes to call it) is dealing with budget cuts for its expensive and sizeable cast, which lead to the exit of Lowe in May, and now fewer episodes for VanCamp.


The good news? I'm told that despite rumors a few months ago, Calista Flockhart will most definitely be back as a series regular, along with Rachel Griffiths, and we'll be seeing more Gilles Marini, too.





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Wed, 06-30-2010 - 12:42pm
As long as there is more Gilles Marini, I'm happy. :-)
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Wed, 06-30-2010 - 1:09pm
Well I am sad to hear Rebeccah will only be in two shows next season :(

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Wed, 06-30-2010 - 3:13pm
Where did you read that Rebecca would be in only two shows next season?
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Wed, 06-30-2010 - 3:25pm
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Wed, 06-30-2010 - 4:34pm
Thanks, I hadn't seen that.

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