Uh-oh. Things are not looking good for the Walker clan!
There's been quite a bit of speculation regarding the fate of ABC series Brothers & Sisters, as its the only veteran show from the network to have not yet been picked up, and now, sources close to production have revealed that in the event that it does survive the chopping block, it will only be returning for an abbreviated final year, with a considerably reduced role for star Calista Flockhart!
Apparently, the reason is purely economical, which we believe, seeing as the current season's budget was seriously reduced - and it cost Emily van Camp and Patricia Wettig their roles! The scenario right now is that the show WILL return, but only for 6-18 episodes, depending on ratings.
Studio execs are currently negotiating with Calista to do at least six episodes for another year, and depending on if the show only gets renewed for that much, then they'll have to continue those talks with the Sally Field and everyone else individually, because according to their contracts, they're required to have a minimum guarantee of 13.
Geesh! This is turning into quite the mess!
We'll keep our fingers crossed that everything works out, and they can at least get a few additional episodes under their belt to give the show a proper send-off!
It definitely doesn't deserve a rushed, impromptu series finale in May!
What do U think?? Would U watch another season of Brothers & Sisters?
Tags: abc, calista flockhart, contract negotiations, emily van camp, episodes, new season, patricia wettig, reduced, renewal, sally field