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Brothers & Sisters: Season 1 (2006-2007)

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Critic Consensus: A show whose cast outshines all of its other elements, Brothers and Sisters suffers from cumbersome, general storylines.

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Season 1 of the family drama begins with a death and stunning revelations that affect the Walkers, a well-to-do but down-to-earth California clan with diverse personalities, from a liberal gay lawyer to a conservative talk-show host. All of their lives change when their patriarch (Tom Skerritt) and founder of the family business Ojai Foods suddenly dies. His death devastates his wife Nora (Sally Field). Her world is further rocked when she learns that her husband had a mistress (Patricia Wettig) and a daughter with his lover. And if that weren't enough, the Walkers discover that Ojai Foods is in serious financial trouble. Calista Flockhart, Balthazar Getty, Dave Annable, Rachel Griffiths and Ron Rifkin also star.

Cast

Calista Flockhart
as Kitty Walker
Sally Field
as Nora Holden
Balthazar Getty
as Thomas Walker
Ron Rifkin
as Saul Holden
Rachel Griffiths
as Sarah Whedon
Dave Annable
as Justin Walker
Patricia Wettig
as Holly Harper
Sarah Jane Morris
as Julia Walker
Matthew Rhys
as Kevin Walker
Rob Lowe
as Sen. Robert McCallister
Kerris Dorsey
as Paige Whedon
Kerris Lilla Dorsey
as Paige Whedon
Maxwell Perry Cotton
as Cooper Whedon
Josh Hopkins
as Warren Salter
Jason Lewis
as Chad Berry
Emily VanCamp
as Rebecca Harper
Marika Dominczyk
as Tyler Altamirano
David Burke
as Jack Bishop
Tom Skerritt
as William Walker
Luke MacFarlane
as Scotty Wandell
Matthew Settle
as Jonathan Sellers
Paul Cassell
as Gary Morris
Peter Coyote
as Mark August
Jay Huguley
as Whit Peyton
Tyler Posey
as Gabriel Whedon
Keri Lynn Pratt
as Amber Trachtenberg
Roxy Olin
as Michelle McCormack
Margot Kidder
as Emily Craft
Treat Williams
as David Morton
Eric Winter
as Jason McCallister
Michael Beach
as Noah Guare
Zeb Newman
as Steve Cohen
Parry Shen
as Dan Silk
Joel Grey
as Dr. Jude Bar-Shalom
Marion Ross
as Ida Holden
Jenna Elfman
as Lizzie Jones-Baker
Eric Pierpoint
as Stanley Hancock
Toni Torres
as Female Soldier
Susan Sullivan
as Miranda Jones
Pat Destro
as Staci Hancock
Zachary Stockdale
as Male Soldier
David Paymer
as Donald Dudley
Skylar T. Adams
as Second Male Soldier
Jeanette Brox
as Claire Feller
Susan Pari
as Sparky
Romy Rosemont
as Counselor
Robert Foxworth
as Harry Packard
Dele
as Waitress
Irene White
as Staff Member
Elaine Kagan
as Judge Driscoll
D.W. Moffett
as Michael Pellington
Michael Nouri
as Milo Peterman
Hutchi Hancock
as Party Staffer
Luise Heath
as Alexandra Troy
George Gerdes
as Vincent Johanssen
Justine Dorsey
as Sofia McCallister
Naz Deravian
as Dr. Colleen Singh
Carol Kiernan
as Cousin Margaret
Robert Michael Morris
as Lawrence Magill
Danny Lopes
as Delivery Guy
Bob Pescovitz
as Rabbi Rothholtz
Ron Canada
as Brig. Gen. Hendricks
Kathryn Zenna
as Cousin Catherine
Ruben Garfias
as Henry Martinez
Cheryl Tsai
as Waitress
Brent Jennings
as Off. Dunnigan
Al Faris
as Dr. Bernard Kruger
Kathryn Meisle
as Alice Webb
Max Burkholder
as Jack McCallister
Nicki Micheaux
as Michele Yearwood
Perry King
as Curtis Jones
Kate Connor
as Waitress
Dougald Park
as Patrick
Lawrence A. Mandley
as Sgt. Herrell
Maya Hazen
as Amy Chang
Sky Soleil
as Policeman
Alexander Agate
as Josh Wong-Bates
James Hornbeck
as Harry Dodelson
Elina Madison
as Stephanie Jones-Reed
Stana Katic
as Karen Wells
Kim Murphy
as Donna Jones
Cad Olivas
as Little Kid
Diva Zappa
as Nora's classmate No. 1
Janet Carroll
as Sloane Dodelson
Roz Witt
as Attendant
Judy Shekoni
as Hostess
Jim Anzie
as Waiter
David Carmon
as Nora's classmate No. 2
Duffy Dibley
as Doug Jones
Ryan Eggold
as Randy Stewart
Jason Singer
as Manager
Judith Moreland
as Dr. Kate Allenby
Bryan Krasner
as Roger Jones
James Ritz
as Wallace
Michael Canavan
as David Silver
Juan Carlos Cantu
as Diner's Owner
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Critic Reviews for Brothers & Sisters: Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (14)

This is a textured, well-executed, serious-minded serial that builds nicely over Sunday's first hour.

September 22, 2006 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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It strains to show the strains of the wealthy Walker family of California, and my eyes strained to stay open.

September 24, 2006 | Full Review…

Bottom line: Like the actors. Don't like the show.

September 24, 2006 | Full Review…

Despite my various criticisms, I give it two thumbs up -- and I only harp on it because I know it can do better. Well, except for the acting, which doesn't get much better than this.

May 23, 2007 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

The show wants to mix in big themes (politics, money) with a family soap opera, but it just feels bloated and vague.

September 24, 2006 | Full Review…

File this under "We'll See."

September 24, 2006 | Full Review…

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