Eric Winter by Mark Davis/ABC Eric Winter by Mark Davis/ABC

Well that didn't take long. As covered in the new Ausiello Report vodcast, Viva Laughlin's Eric Winter is returning to ABC's Brothers & Sisters. "He's coming back for a few episodes - for now," series boss Greg Berlanti told TVGuide.com on the picket line Tuesday, aka "Take Your Stars to Strike Day."

Though the writers are striking, B&S still has two episodes left to shoot, and Winter first returns to the set a week from Thursday (albeit not in time for Kitty and Robert's wedding, airing Nov. 25). Jason's resurfacing after an extended and incommunicado stint in Malaysia, Matthew Rhys previews, "will open up Kevin's love life, and Kevin can start having some fun again."