Question: Now that Eric Winter's CBS pilot, Viva Laughlin, has been picked up, what does this mean for his role as Kevin's love interest, Jason, on Brothers & Sisters?

Answer: Based on what I'm hearing about Viva, I have a hunch Eric will be back on B&S by November sweeps.

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