Brothers & Sisters: Calista Flockhart's Scaling Back - Featured

From EW:


I bet I know what the hot topic will be at the next Walker dinner party: Where the hell is everyone?!



On the heels of news that Rob Lowe is leaving Brothers & Sisters in May, sources confirm to me exclusively that his TV spouse, Calista Flockhart, will be working a reduced schedule next season.


An ABC spokesperson declined to comment except to say that Flockhart will remain a series regular. In other words - and this is just me speculating - she’ll most likely appear in at least 13 of next season’s 22 episodes.


Meanwhile, a Brothers & Sisters insider confirms that Flockhart’s lighter workload was a contributing factor in Lowe’s decision to flee. The West Wing alum already felt his role on the show had become diminished. The prospect of his TV spouse appearing in fewer episodes would’ve only increased his sense of marginalization.


It’s all starting to make sense!


Reaction? Relieved Flockhart isn’t making a permanent exit like Lowe? And does all this bode well for MIA sib Balthazar Getty, who has made no secret of his desire to return to the show full-time? Share your thoughts in the comments!


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Jan 27, 2010 12:15AM EST

I love them on the show...and i love the show itself...they will be missed...although i'm glad that at least calista flockhart is staying on and will be on from time to time...

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Jan 28, 2010 7:58AM EST

im so sad! i love them so much!!

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Jan 28, 2010 12:25PM EST

Kitty has always been a very central character, the first season was mostly focused on her returning and her relationship with Nora. I love all the characters and Tommy was my least favourite but the show is called 'Brothers and Sisters' without him and less Kitty we're already down to 3 and a half siblings.

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