15 items from 2011
Brothers and Sisters returns for a fifth and final season that sees the show going out on a strong note despite losing Rob Lowe and a lot of its viewers. The season features another round of strong performances from its ensemble cast . led by the legendary Sally Fields. Along with Fields, Brothers and Sisters features Dave Annable, Calista Flockhart, Rachel Griffiths, Matthew Rhys, Luke Macfarlane, Gilles Marini, Ron Rifkin, and Patricia Wettig. The season also features appearances from the talented Sonia Braga, Richard Chamberlain, Beau Bridges, and Jeremy Davidson. Known for surprise love-children and other unexpected family drama, Season Five sees the Walker family clan dealing with new romance, the return of an old flame (who turns out »
- Patrick Luce
Win Win (Blu-Ray)
Academy Award nominee Paul Giamatti stars as a lovable yet long-suffering lawyer and high-school wrestling coach who takes us on a brilliantly heartfelt journey through the game of life…where you can’t lose ‘em all. When Mike Flaherty (Giamatti) comes across a teenage runaway who also happens to be a be a champion wrestler, Mike’s luck turns around in spectacular fashion. But his win-win situation soon becomes more complicated than he ever imagined when the boy’s family affairs come into play. Co-starring Oscar nominee Amy Ryan and directed by Oscarr-Nominee Tom McCarthy, this touching and funny comedy will leave you cheering.
Off the Map: Complete Series
From the Golden Globe winning creators of Grey’s Anatomy comes a riveting drama about a team of idealistic young doctors committed to saving lives and pushing the boundaries of medicine with nothing but brains, instincts, and »
Chicago – Disney and ABC Studios are releasing waves of DVDs in the coming weeks that are designed to allow you to catch up before new episodes of your favorite shows premiere or, as is the case with two of the first titles, remember the days when they were still on the air. The most recent seasons of “Brothers & Sisters” and “Off the Map” hit stores this week, August 23rd, 2011, followed by “Cougar Town” and “Desperate Housewives” next week, August 30th, 2011.
DVD Rating: 3.0/5.0
Of the first four ABC releases, there’s a clear favorite in the HollywoodChicago.com offices, one of the most underrated comedies on TV — “Cougar Town.” The second season of the Courteney Cox comedy was the one that critics and fans of the show thought would solidify the program with a larger fan base but it didn’t quite take. The program earned enough of a following to »
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Somewhere, the Walkers are drinking a lot of wine — as are their fans.
Last week, ABC dropped the axe on Brothers & Sisters amid reports that a shortened sixth season of the veteran family drama was being considered. In the end, budgetary issues brought the Walkers’ journey of secret siblings, partnership issues, lost love and family ties to an end.
Below, executive producer David Marshall Grant tells TVLine what he would have changed about the de facto series finale, hints at what was in store for the Walkers — another health scare for Kitty? — and reveals what it was like saying goodbye »
- Vlada Gelman
The show's recent fifth season will be its last - due to falling ratings. The finale aired in America on Sunday.
Field won a 2007 Outstanding Lead Actress Emmy Award for her portrayal of matriarch Nora Walker on the TV drama. »
In a somewhat surprising move, the alphabet network has cut a beloved family drama after five seasons on the air. Season six of Brothers & Sisters won't be on ABC's fall schedule.
Brothers & Sisters debuted in 2006 and revolves around the extended Walker family of Pasadena, California. The current season features a large ensemble cast that includes Calista Flockhart, Dave Annable, Gilles Marini, Luke Macfarlane, Matthew Rhys, Patricia Wettig, Rachel Griffiths, Ron Rifkin, and Sally Field.
The family drama was nearly cancelled last year but was ultimately renewed for an abbreviated fifth season. In light of some positive ratings, ABC ordered additional episodes, bringing the season total to 22 installments. Unfortunately, those ratings didn't last.
The numbers slowly declined over the course of the season but really seemed to take a dip in the latter part of the season, just »
Maxsim Chernovsky called and would like his tank top and dance belt back.
If you were wondering about last night's Brothers & Sisters liveblog... our dear snicks had taken to his sickbed, all quivering and queasy, and was thus in no shape to watch and comment on last night's Walker family shenanigans.
Too bad, because he could have made serious hay with all the craziness that went down.
The show opens with Sarah breaking in a pair of Louboutins and trying to design a seating chart for her wedding. Good luck with that - in this clan you never know who is related to who at any given moment - much less who is talking to one another.
Luc comes in in a tight black tank top - which would be suitable backstage attire for Dancing with the Stars, but seems a little unlikely loungewear (even for a French artist slash underwear model. »
- Dennis Ayers
The Walker family has more secrets than the CIA. On Sunday's Brothers & Sisters, Brody and Michelle contributed new paternity mysteries to the ever-evolving Walker lore.
Beau Bridges' Brody is smitten with Nora. That's so great, except on B&S, it's never that simple. Cue Justin catching Brody sweating in the kitchen. Like, really sweating.
While Brody woos Nora and invites her to join him as he manages a baseball team in Fresno, Justin’s paramedic partner hacks a computer to peep Brody’s medical records.
It turns out Brody's got a clean bill of health, but Astoundingly, Justin uncovers an even bigger secret. Brody totally lied about the possibility that he could be Sarah’s dad.
I've always liked this show and its characters, but at a certain point it gets hard to take paternity mysteries seriously. The first time, sure. The second? Eh. The Third?
Justin wants Brody »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Steve Marsi)
ABC will be airing a new episode of Brothers & Sisters tonight and Beau Bridges will be making a guest appearance. Below are three sneak peeks for tonight's episode, along with a synopsis:
Another Long Lost Love Returns To Nora's Life, On ABC's "Brothers & Sisters"
Academy and Emmy Award Winner Beau Bridges Guest Stars as Brody
Series Star Matthew Rhys Directs
"Brody" - Though Nora tries her best to keep Brody (guest starring Beau Bridges) at bay, she can't help but feel the long lost connection between them, and Justin reaches out to a homeless vet reluctant to accept help getting back on his feet, on "Brothers & Sisters," Sunday, February 20 (10:01-11:00 p.m., Et), on the ABC Television Network.
"Brothers & Sisters" stars Dave Annable as Justin Walker, Sally Field as Nora Holden, Calista Flockhart as Kitty Walker, Rachel Griffiths as Sarah Walker, Luke Macfarlane as Scotty Wandell, Gilles Marini as Luc Laurent, »
It's President's Day! Time to honor the head office by taking a look back at some of the best fictional presidents in television history, including Blair Underwood's President Elias Martinez in "The Event," which returns to NBC March 7.
Fictional TV PresidentsPresident Elias Martinez
Show: "The Event" Who: Blair Underwood Best Quote:President Elias Martinez: "Why are we holding them? Have they committed any acts of aggression?" Blake Sterling (Zeljko Ivanek): "We're holding them »
Brothers & Sisters is currently on hiatus until February 13, but ABC has already released a few promo photos and a summary for the upcoming episode.
Valentine's Day Brings A Mix Of Emotions For The Walker Family, On ABC's "Brothers & Sisters"
"The One That Got Away" - The Walkers' plans to celebrate Valentine's Day go horribly wrong when Tommy tells Sarah about another secret that Nora has kept buried since they were kids, and Saul's hopes for a romantic evening with Jonathan (Richard Chamberlain) are dashed by a visiting high profile food critic, on "Brothers & Sisters," Sunday, February 13 (10:01-11:00 p.m., Et), on the ABC Television Network.
"Brothers & Sisters" stars Dave Annable as Justin Walker, Sally Field as Nora Holden, Calista Flockhart as Kitty Walker, Rachel Griffiths as Sarah Walker, Luke Macfarlane as Scotty Wandell, Gilles Marini as Luc Laurent, Matthew Rhys as Kevin Walker, Ron Rifkin as Saul Holden »
The milestone 100th episode of Brothers & Sisters will be airing on January 16 and we have three sneak peeks and a synopsis from ABC below.
Tommy Walker Returns, On ABC's "Brothers & Sisters"
"Safe at Home" - The Walkers are excited when Tommy comes down for a visit, but his new girlfriend's enthusiasm for Walker family history rubs the family the wrong way, on "Brothers & Sisters," Sunday, January 16 (10:01-11:00 p.m., Et), on the ABC Television Network.
"Brothers & Sisters" stars Dave Annable as Justin Walker, Sally Field as Nora Holden, Calista Flockhart as Kitty Walker, Rachel Griffiths as Sarah Walker, Luke Macfarlane as Scotty Wandell, Gilles Marini as Luc Laurent, Matthew Rhys as Kevin Walker, Ron Rifkin as Saul Holden and Patricia Wettig as Holly Harper.
Patricia Wettig, who's played mistress-turned-quasi-family member Holly Harper since the beginning on Brothers & Sisters, has appeared on the show for the last time.
An apparent casualty of this year's reboot, the amnesia-stricken Holly left town to join also-departed daughter Rebecca in New York at the end of this week's episode.
The door reportedly remains open for Wettig's return, but it looks like a done deal for the foreseeable future. What do you think of the move? Is it a good one for the show?
Patricia Wettig unceremoniously bid farewell to Brothers & Sisters this week.
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Brothers & Sisters giveth, and Brothers & Sisters taketh away. Let’s start with the taketh away part…
Series vet Patricia Wettig made her final appearance as Holly Harper in last night’s episode, although a B&S insider says the door is being left open for her to possibly return. In Sunday’s ep, Holly left town to join daughter Rebecca in New York.
And now onto the giveth front: Sources confirm to me exclusively that Pedro Pascal — last seen as one of Glen Childs’ flunkies on The Good Wife — is joining the show in a potentially recurring role. He’ll play Zach, »
- Michael Ausiello
A new episode of Brothers & Sisters will be airing on January 9. Below are 5 sneak peeks from ABC.
Holly Has Mixed Feelings About Leaving The Walkers Behind, On ABC's "Brothers & Sisters"
"Thanks for the Memories" -- While walking down memory lane, Nora and Holly have a shocking revelation about Nora's past that may help Holly make a decision about moving away from California. Meanwhile, just as Justin and Annie begin to get comfortable in their relationship, in walks an old flame (guest starring Rob Kazinsky as Dr. Rick) who makes Justin jealous; Kevin and Scotty reconsider becoming adoptive parents; and Saul finds forgiveness in his heart for Jonathan (guest starring Richard Chamberlain as Jonathan), on "Brothers & Sisters," Sunday, January 9 (10:01-11:00 p.m., Et), on the ABC Television Network.
15 items from 2011
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