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For the storytellers of Brothers & Sisters, jumping ahead a year in time offers a jolt of creative energy, but also poses a challenge for the season premiere.
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"There are a lot of things we need to catch the audience up on, and there's a lot of closure we need to acknowledge and let the audience share in," executive producer David Marshall Grant tells TVGuide.com. "We are doing a lot to deal with that finale and get us into a place where we feel that we understand what happened and move beyond it, just as the Walkers are beginning to move beyond it."
Season 4 ended with a massive car crash that seemed to seal the fate of departing cast member Rob Lowe's Robert McCallister and left William Walker's ex-mistress Holly (Patricia Wettig) in similarly critical condition. Plus, Saul (Ron Rifkin) revealed that he was HIV-positive and Justin (Dave Annable) and Rebecca (Emily VanCamp) came to a crossroads in their young marriage.
The events of the finale are still very fresh in the minds' of the characters, but Grant says the jump in time will quickly allow them to move on and grow...
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The Walkers are losing another family member: Emily VanCamp is leaving Brothers & Sisters.
The actress will return for "two or three episodes" next season to wrap up her storyline as Rebecca before bidding adieu for good, she tells Entertainment Weekly.
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"I really feel like Rebecca has run her course," VanCamp, 24, tells the magazine. "I've been doing this ...
Mena Suvari, Simone Sestito
Mena Suvari and concert producer Simone Sestito got married Saturday in a private church in Vatican City, her rep tells TVGuide.com.
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Suvari, 31, and Sestito, 25, met at ...
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Brothers & Sisters' Walker family has overcome cancer and a miscarriage this season, and it has dealt with the loss of the family business. What else could go wrong?
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From the look of the promos for Sunday's Season 4 finale (10/9c on ABC) — a lot. The episode includes a massive car accident, and it appears that at least one Walker won't survive. So, who...
Odette Yusman and Dave Annable
He's a newlywed on Brothers & Sisters and now Dave Annable is ready to walk down the aisle off-camera as well.
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Most TV actors would be pleased with one meaty storyline each season, but Brothers & Sisters' Dave Annable feels like he struck gold this season with two.
Not only will Annable's Justin Walker start medical school this fall, but he'll also be planning a wedding with new fiancée Rebecca (Emily VanCamp). Naturally, those two arcs will conflict, and the result will be major drama.
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"We're really trying to tell the truth of how chaotic his life has become," Annable tells TVGuide.com. "Justin gets very frustrated ...
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Young Hollywood came out in full force to Crown Bar, Hollywood's hip new hotspot, to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. The space was transformed into the "Hornitos Garden of Agave," and the décor was far from incomplete with an elaborate ice sculpture and a donkey piñata hanging above the dance floor. Of course, a party is not a party in Hollywood without Paris Hilton and her new beau Benji Madden. When asked about what romantic things he does for her, Paris gushed to TV Guide, "He writes me beautiful letters and he just has a heart of gold. We are very in love!" Everybody all at once now, awww.Guests enjoyed cheese quesadillas and tuna tartare with some specialty cocktails to help wash them down, including Brothers & Sisters 'newly single Dave Annable. Between sips of his margarita, he recalled one of his favorite memories from the set. "I think one of my favorites," he said, "is one of the first scenes they did with Sally [Field]. We were shooting outside of a jail in the se...
Emily VanCamp in Brothers & Sisters by Randy Holmes/ABC
We saw it coming. We dreaded it happening. And now its officialor as much as anything can be in the world of TV soap opera, in this case ABC's Brothers & Sisters. Rebecca is not a blood relation to the Walkers. So says her DNA. And her reaction to this genetic shocker was predictably unhappyso much so that it prompted her biological daddy to split for the other coast, leaving poor Holly once again bereft. Compounding the misery: Rebecca is now lying about it to Justin, the Walker who matters most. As if the surfing lesson that ended the episode wouldnt have had enough queasily sensual subtext as is.All of which leads me to this weeks critical quandary. Is it possible to hate a storyline and still love the actors caught up in it? (This also struck me watching last weeks Ugly Betty, with Henry succumbing to pregnant Charlies manipulations and sadly letting birthday-girl Betty down in every way possible. Christopher Gorham deserves better m...
Episode Recap Something NewThere are some remarks only family can get away with saying Mom you slut is one of them While these are words that would never come out of my mouth they barely raise an eyebrow in the Walker household Truth be told their being uttered during a family discussion recalling what music was playing when they each lost their virginity took the sting out of such a declaration but it also goes to show the comfort level in this family This week we were in full wedding preparation mode with Kitty feeling that all planned elements for her big day were recycled From her dress to her first dance with Robert who of course had done this before She had a point so were happy that she found a perfect dress to wear instead of Noras outdated and oversized hand-me-down This also was a perfect moment for ABC to subtly remind viewers of the upcoming Dancing with the Stars finale by featuring a ballroom dancing sequence In
Calista Flockhart, Dave Annable and Sally Field in Brothers & Sisters by Craig Sjodin/ABC
Hows this for irony? All last week, trying not to get too depressed about what a protracted writers strike might mean for the TV season and the industry at large, I was secretly looking forward to a weekend getaway: catching former Alias star Jennifer Garners Broadway debut in a revival of Cyrano, opposite Kevin Kline and Rescue Mes Daniel Sunjata. Unfortunately, my tickets were for Saturday night, by which time the stagehands union had initiated their own sudden walkout and work stoppage.At this rate, I might actually finish the book Ive been reading since mid-October.(Thankfully, I was lucky enough to catch Aaron Sorkin's new play, The Farnsworth Invention, before the strike. It was scheduled to have its official opening night later this week, but when it reopens, I predict a healthy run for this fascinating, entertaining play recounting the birth of television.)While consumers of TV, movies and even theater wait for unions and producers to reac...